Candidate Books

The following books are being considered for our reading list:

Contemporary Candidates

Science Fiction

  1. Lexicon by Max Barry
  2. Semiosis by Sue Burke
  3. Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill
  4. The Spaceship Next Door by Gene Doucette
  5. The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal
  6. Noumenon by Marina J. Lostetter
  7. The Robots of Gotham by Todd McAulty
  8. Blackfish City by Sam J. Miller
  9. Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente
  10. The Genius Plague by David Walton
  11. Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters

Fantasy

  1. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
  2. Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero
  3. Dreadnought by April Daniels
  4. Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory
  5. The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins
  6. The Poppy War by R. F.  Kuang
  7. Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
  8. Shadowshaper by Daniel Jose Older
  9. Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore
  10. Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse

Classic Candidates

Science Fiction

  1. Falling Free by Lois McMaster Bujold
  2. Morning Child and Other Stories by Gardner Dozois
  3. I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream by Harlan Ellison
  4. In the Country of the Blind by Michael F. Flynn
  5. Reefsong by Carol Severance
  6. We by Yevgeny Zamyatin

Fantasy

  1. Outside the Dog Museum by Jonathan Carroll
  2. Sunglasses After Dark by Nancy A. Collins
  3. The Prince of Morning Bells by Nancy Kress
  4. Deryni Rising by Katherine Kurtz
  5. Other Worlds, Better Lives by Howard Waldrop
  6. Endless Honeymoon by Don Webb