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Jul 15

[ARCHIVED] Staff Picks, Science Fiction and Fantasy

The original item was published from July 15, 2022 5:32 PM to July 15, 2022 5:47 PM

James recommends . . . Winter's Orbit book cover Winter's Orbit  
by Everina Maxwell

For science-fiction readers who prefer diplomacy and intricate social ritual to the more militaristic versions of the genre. Sometimes marketed to romance readers, as much of the story hinges on an arranged marriage. Fans of Alexis Hall (Boyfriend Material) are likely to appreciate the character dynamic. Winter's Orbit may appeal to fantasy readers looking to read beyond their comfort-zone. 

Find it in the catalog Here
Also available in digital format:
Montana Library2Go/Libby app eBook
Hoopla Audiobook
Read more the author Here 


Kadie suggests . . . 
The Fifth Season book coverThe 5th Season  
by N.K. Jemisin 

Fantasy with a strong female main character of color. I don't read a lot of fantasy, but I loved the writing and the story is engaging. This is the first part of a trilogy and a really fun summer read!
Find it in the library catalog Here 
Read more about the author Here 
The Fifth Season won the 2016 Hugo Award - read about the Hugo awards Here 


Kelli recommends . . . Gilded book cover

by Marissa Meyer 

Fairy tale retellings are so much fun! This is a new version of the classic Rumpelstiltskin story. Meyer sucks you in with her usual skill and you’ll find yourself incredibly invested in the characters' lives. Poor Rumpelstiltskin!  (Note: If you haven’t read Cinder, a cyborg Cinderella story—you must!)  Also, a warning: this book is part of a planned duology. The sequel is coming out in November! 

Find it in the library catalog Here
Also available in digital format:
Montana Library2Go/Libby app eBook and Audiobook
Read more about the author Here 


Bretagne suggests . . . City of Dreaming Books book cover The City of Dreaming Books
by Walter Moers 

Visit Bookholm, the city of dreaming books, with Optimus Yarnspinner who travels there to discover a long-lost author. Instead, he gets trapped in the mysterious depths of the city. 

Find it in the library catalog Here
Also available in digital format:
Hoopla eBook and Audiobook
Read more about the author Here 


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