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The Machine Dynasty, Book III

by Madeline Ashby
edition: Paperback
tagged: high tech, sagas, science fiction

In the final instalment of the influential Machine Dynasty series, the rapture for which the self-replicating humanoids were engineered finally comes to pass.

Now that the failsafe that once kept synthetic beings from harming humans has been hacked, all vNare discovering the promise – and the peril –of free will. Her consciousness unleashed acro …

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Company Town

by Madeline Ashby
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover Paperback
tagged: high tech

They call it Company Town – a Family-owned city-sized oil rig off the coast of the Canadian Maritimes.

Meet Hwa. One of the few in her community to forego bio-engineered enhancements, she’s the last truly organic person left on the rig. But she’s an expert in the arts of self-defence, and she’s been charged with training the Family’s young …

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Unauthorized Bread

by Cory Doctorow
edition: Paperback
tagged: cyberpunk

New York Timesbestselling author Cory Doctorow'sUnauthorized Bread—a novella about immigration, the toxicity of economic and technological stratification, and fighting against all odds to survive and prosper

From the outside, the Boston-based subsidized apartments reserved for low-income tenants in a new technologically-advanced building seem like …

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The Affinities

by Robert Charles Wilson, edited by Teresa Nielsen Hayden
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover Paperback
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In the near future of Robert Charles Wilson's The Affinities, new analytic technologies-genetic, brain-mapping, and behavioral-have supercharged social media's process of sorting people into fine-tuned affinity groups. To join one of the twenty-two Affinities is to change one's life.

Adam Fisk matches for Tau, one of the largest Affinities. Joining …

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Annie and the Wolves

by Andromeda Romano-Lax
edition: Hardcover
tagged: historical, contemporary women, time travel

A modern-day historian finds her life intertwined with Annie Oakley's in an electrifying novel that explores female revenge an the allure of changing one's past.
Ruth McClintock is obsessed with Annie Oakley. For nearly a decade, she has been studying the legendary sharpshooter, convinced that a scarring childhood event was the impetus for her cru …

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Gamechanger

by L. X. Beckett
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
tagged: alien contact

Neuromancer meetsStar Trek inGamechanger, a fantastic new book from award-winning author L. X. Beckett.
First there was the Setback.
Then came the Clawback.
Now we thrive.
Rubi Whiting is a member of the Bounceback Generation. The first to be raised free of the troubles of the late twenty-first century. Now she works as a public defender to help t …

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Attack Surface

by Cory Doctorow
edition: Hardcover
tagged: apocalyptic & post-apocalyptic

Cory Doctorow'sAttack Surface is a standalone novel set in the world of New York Times bestsellersLittle Brother andHomeland.
Most days, Masha Maximow was sure she'd chosen the winning side.
In her day job as a counterterrorism wizard for an transnational cybersecurity firm, she made the hacks that allowed repressive regimes to spy on dissidents, …

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Cyborg Anthology, The

by Lindsay B-e
edition: Paperback
tagged: canadian, lgbt, apocalyptic & post-apocalyptic

Poems written by Cyborgs in the future - this collection melds sci-fi and poetry, human and machine.

 

The Cyborg Anthology takes place in a future where there was a thriving world of Robots and Cyborgs living peacefully beside Humans, but a disaster destroyed all Robot and most Cyborg life.

 

The book is organized like a typical anthology of literat …

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Fauna

by Christiane Vadnais, translated by Pablo Strauss
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: literary, apocalyptic & post-apocalyptic, dystopian

In a near-future world ravaged by climate change, who will win in the struggle between humanity and nature?

A thick fog rolls in over Shivering Heights. The river overflows, the sky is streaked with toxic green, parasites proliferate in torrential rains and once safely classified species – humans included – are evolving and behaving in unprecede …

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The Rage Room

by Lisa De Nikolits
edition: Paperback
tagged: time travel, contemporary women, non-classifiable

What if you made the worst mistake of your life and got the chance to fix it? Only you made it so much worse? From the incomparable crafter of nine cross-genre works of fiction, Lisa deNikolits expands her horizons to pen a grab-you-by-the-throat, feminist speculative-fiction thriller in the style of Groundhog Day meets The Matrix.

The perfect fathe …