Get Lost in Our Top 5 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books This Week

They may not be the same genre, but sometimes they go together like peanut butter and jelly. In case you didn’t know, each week your friends at Bookstr offers the best novels in a particular genre for your continued reading list and today we’ll be recommending Top four recent sci-fi and fantasy books. Pick up a magic wand or get on your rocket ship, because we’re going to the far away worlds these books create! 1. Alphabet Squadron   Image Via Wookieepedia – Fandom It’s a sci-fi list, so I have to put Star Wars on this list. Well, I don’t have to, but …

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They may not be the same genre, but sometimes they go together like peanut butter and jelly.

In case you didn’t know, each week your friends at Bookstr offers the best novels in a particular genre for your continued reading list and today we’ll be recommending Top four recent sci-fi and fantasy books.

Pick up a magic wand or get on your rocket ship, because we’re going to the far away worlds these books create!

1. Alphabet Squadron

 

"Star Wars: Alphabet Squadron" Cover

Image Via Wookieepedia – Fandom

It’s a sci-fi list, so I have to put Star Wars on this list. Well, I don’t have to, but if I were you (and I definitely am) then I’d pick up Alexander Freed’s Star Wars: Alphabet Squadron. This LucasBooks official book brings the galaxy far far away to our shelves June 11th.

Set after Return of the Jedi, this story follows five New Republic pilots, each flying a different class of starfighter, as they try to build the Rebel Alliance into a New Republic following the fall of the Empire.

With characters like Yrica Quell, a defector from the Empire who is recruited to be a pilot for the elite Alphabet Squadron, we’re going to have to face off against Shadow Wing, an elite force of TIE fighters gone rogue. It’s a terrifying new enemy that threatens to decimate the New Republic before it even starts. Memorable character? High-stakes action? What more do you need? Well, you might need Marvel’s Tie Fighter comic, which shows the event from the villain’s perspective.

2. The Ragged blade (Century of Sand)

"The Ragged Blade" Cover

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In 2016 Christopher Ruz, horror writer, was nominated for the Aurealis Award for his short story, Pan, and now he’s making his fantasy debut with The Ragged Blade.

In the aftermath of a magical war, people are left to pick up the pieces. One of these people is Richard, a veteran of the war who realizes when it’s literally too late that he’s been on the wrong side. His master, an expert magician, has done unspeakably terrible things.

What would you do?

Richard runs. He takes his daughter, Ana, and runs. Armed with only a priceless magical talisman, a literal calcified heart of a demon, Richard hopes to buy his safety.

But the magician has plans not only for Richard, but for Ana as well, and he might just be faster. Even if he’s not faster, he’s certainly more ruthless: dead set on laying waste to everything around him if he must.

It’s a race between Richard and the magician, but it’s sure to be a race to get to the bookshelves on June 4th to get this magical book.

 

3. The outside

"The Outside" Cover

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Ada Hoffman brings up the story of Yasira Shien, an autistic scientist who has created a radical new energy drive that could change the future of humanity. Yay! What could possibly go wrong?

Everything.

Reality warps, the space station and everyone aboard is destroyed, and the AI Gods who rule humanity (didn’t you know space is ruled by AI Gods?) are furious. I mean, who wouldn’t be? However, these AI Gods are devious, and they’ve decided to give her a fate worse than execution: she has to hunt down her former mentor.

With her homeworld’s fate in the balance and carrying a heart heavy of guilt, Yasira must find out who she can trust: the gods, these ruthless angels, or rebel scientists many could consider even madder than her.

4. Spine of the Dragon: Wake the dragon

 

"Spine of the Dragon: Wake up the Dragon" Cover

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New York Times bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson, known for his Dune and Star Wars novels, returns to the fantasy genre with his novel Spine of the Dragon that’ll fly down to shelves June 4th. Let’s go back a bit: Once upon a time in our very own galaxy, humanity was created to serve the wreths, an inhuman race who later fought an ancient dragon and vanished, but now the wreths are back!

Now humanity, already engaged in a massive war, must put aside their different and face their old masters.

Is humanity up for the task? Personally, I’m not too sure, but what do you think? Before you go, you should know that Kirkus Reviews says the book “builds momentum with a measured but relentless pace, introducing multiple characters and points of view in different locations and steadily increasing complications with glimpses of plots within plots, motives behind motives, and secrets inside secrets.”

Could this be fantasy’s next Game of Thrones?

 

 

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