Candidate Books

The following books are being considered for our reading list:

Contemporary Candidates

Science Fiction

  1. Lexicon by Max Barry
  2. The Coincidence Makers by Yoav Blum
  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. Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn
  7. Noumenon by Marina J. Lostetter
  8. The Robots of Gotham by Todd McAulty
  9. Blackfish City by Sam J. Miller
  10. Qualify by Vera Nazarian
  11. Autonomous by Annalee Newitz
  12. Substrate Phantoms by Jessica Reisman
  13. Rosewater by Tade Thompson
  14. Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente
  15. The Genius Plague by David Walton
  16. Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters

Fantasy

  1. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
  2. Uncharted by Kevin J. Anderson & Sarah A. Hoyt
  3. Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero
  4. Dreadnought by April Daniels
  5. Silver on the Road by Laura Anne Gilman
  6. Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory
  7. The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins
  8. The Poppy War by R. F.  Kuang
  9. Kintu by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
  10. The Way of the Shield by Marshall Ryan Maresca
  11. The Last Adventure of Constance Verity by A. Lee Martinez
  12. Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
  13. Shadowshaper by Daniel Jose Older
  14. Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore
  15. Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse
  16. The Sisters Mederos by Patrice Sarath
  17. The Cult of Broken Knives by Anna Smith Spark
  18. The Black Tides of a Heaven by JY Yang

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. Benefits by Zoe Fairbairns
  5. In the Country of the Blind by Michael F. Flynn
  6. Missing Man by Katherine MacLean
  7. Summer of Love by Lisa Mason
  8. Emergence by David R. Palmer
  9. The Power by Frank M. Robinson
  10. Picnic on Paradise by Joanna Russ
  11. Reefsong by Carol Severance
  12. We by Yevgeny Zamyatin

Fantasy

  1. Outside the Dog Museum by Jonathan Carroll
  2. Sunglasses After Dark by Nancy A. Collins
  3. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
  4. Fire and Hemlock by Diana Wynne Jones
  5. The Bear Went Over the Mountain by William Kotzwinkle
  6. The Prince of Morning Bells by Nancy Kress
  7. Deryni Rising by Katherine Kurtz
  8. Boy’s Life by Robert R. McCammon
  9. Endless Honeymoon by Don Webb