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Books that have been #SFFBookClub reads

  1. Babel: Or the Necessity of Violence: an Arcane History of the Oxford Translators' Revolution by 

    5 stars

    From award-winning author R. F. Kuang comes Babel, a thematic response to The Secret History and a tonal retort to …

    Tak! says:

    February 2024

  2. Mexican Gothic by 

    5 stars

    From the author of Gods of Jade and Shadow comes this reimagining of the classic gothic suspense novel, a story …

    Tak! says:

    May 2023

  3. The Empress of Salt and Fortune by ,

    3 stars

    With the heart of an Atwood tale and the visuals of a classic Asian period drama, Nghi Vo's The Empress …

    Tak! says:

    November 2022

  4. Too Like the Lightning by 

    4 stars

    "The world into which Mycroft and Carlyle have been born is as strange to our 21st-century eyes as ours would …

    Tak! says:

    June 2023

  5. A Psalm for the Wild-Built by 

    5 stars

    It’s been centuries since the robots of Panga gained self-awareness and laid down their tools; centuries since they wandered, en …

    Tak! says:

    April 2023

  6. Gideon the Ninth by 

    4 stars

    "The Emperor needs necromancers.

    The Ninth Necromancer needs a swordswoman.

    Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more …

    Tak! says:

    August 2022

  7. A Half-Built Garden by 

    4 stars

    On a warm March night in 2083, Judy Wallach-Stevens wakes to a warning of unknown pollutants in the Chesapeake Bay. …

    Tak! says:

    September 2023

  8. The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water by 

    4 stars

    A bandit walks into a coffeehouse, and it all goes downhill from there. Guet Imm, a young votary of the …

    Tak! says:

    March 2023

  9. She Who Became the Sun

    4 stars

    To possess the Mandate of Heaven, the female monk Zhu will do anything

    Mulan meets The Song of Achilles in …

    Tak! says:

    September 2022

  10. What Moves the Dead by 

    4 stars

    From T. Kingfisher, the award-winning author of The Twisted Ones, comes What Moves the Dead, a gripping and atmospheric retelling …

    Tak! says:

    January 2023

  11. Blindsight (Firefall, #1) by 

    3 stars

    It's been two months since a myriad of alien objects clenched about the Earth, screaming as they burned. The heavens …

    Tak! says:

    October 2021

  12. City of Brass by 

    4 stars

    "Step into The City of Brass, the spellbinding debut from S. A. Chakraborty--an imaginative alchemy of The Golem and the …

    Tak! says:

    June 2022

  13. Lagoon by 

    3 stars

    When a massive object crashes into the ocean off the coast of Lagos, Nigeria’s most populous and legendary city, three …

    Tak! says:

    March 2022

  14. The Core of the Sun by ,

    5 stars

    Set in an alternative historical present, in a "eusistocracy"--An extreme welfare state -- that holds public health and social stability …

    Tak! says:

    July 2022

  15. This Is How You Lose the Time War by ,

    5 stars

    Two time-traveling agents from warring futures, working their way through the past, begin to exchange letters—and fall in love in …

    Tak! says:

    October 2022

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