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Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao

The Handmaid’s Tale meets Chinese folklore meets mecha in this fantasy reimagining of the rise of the historical Chinese Empress Wu Zetian. Humanity is under attack by alien creatures, and the greatest weapon in that fight is, obviously, giant robots powered by human life force. These robots are designed to be piloted by two people—specifically, […]

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Project Hail Mary

Project Hail Mary, Andy Weir’s (The Martian) third book, starts with Ryland Grace waking up from a coma. He doesn’t know who he is or that he’s even in a space shuttle. He does know that he is utterly alone – his crewmates are dead in their beds. As his memories start to come back […]

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“All Systems Red” by Martha Wells

This fantastic science fiction novella (the start of a fantastic series!) focuses on a main character who is eminently relatable: just wanting to be left alone to watch TV shows and hoping to avoid social interaction if at all possible. The surprising thing? The main character is a construct – an android with human parts […]