WCPLTN Summer Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Recommendations
Explore the impossible with these science fiction/fantasy novels. List compiled by Williamson County Librarian Lindsay Roseberry.
Shiver of Light by Laurell K Hamilton
A new Meredith Gentry novel. For those who love Hamilton’s novels, and who have wanted a new book in this series, your wait is over, soon…
Half a Kingdom by Joe Abercrombie
After his father and brother are killed, Prince Yarvi swears revenge on the murderers, even though he was never trained to be a ruler. Only a perfect man can be king—how can he rule with a deformed hand? How can he wreak vengeance?
The Martian by Andy Weir
Astronaut Mark Watney has just realized he is alone on Mars. The rest of his crew thought he was dead after an accident and returned to Earth. Now he has to survive and somehow return to earth.
Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris
The first book of a new series by the author of the Sookie Stackhouse series (True Blood). Set in a small, derelict Texas town where the residents like their privacy and quiet. When one of their residents disappears, suspicion follows.
Skin Game by Jim Butcher
Queen Mab has sold Harry Dresden’s service to his arch enemy to steal the Holy Grail! Can he do the job and survive, and make sure the good guys win?
Kindred of Darkness by Barbara Hambly
Looking for a new vampire series? The James Asher series is set in Victorian London, featuring James Asher, a retired spy who worked for the queen, and his wife, who are called upon (and hired) by Don Simon, one of the vampires of London, to investigate who is murdering the city’s vampires, one by one. This is the 5th in the series; you’ll have to start at the beginning.
Raising Steam: a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett
The next installment in the popular Discworld series which somehow seems so familiar, but also weirdly a little off the norm.
The Revenant of Thraxton Hall: the Paranormal Casebooks of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle by Vaughn Entwistle
Doyle has just finished his last Sherlock Holmes book and is asked to consult on a murder that hasn’t happened yet. Oscar Wilde accompanies him on his paranormal investigation.
Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
The next book in the Stormlight Archive series.
The Kraken Project by Douglas Preston Dorothy is a revolutionary AI created for an unmanned trip to Saturn. An accident occurs and Dorothy escapes into the Internet; two vastly different agencies set out to stop and retrieve her.
The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness
The final book of the All Souls Trilogy, which started with A Discovery of Witches. Diana Bishop and Matthew Clairmont have returned to the present and face new problems and old, and the search for the mysterious book becomes so much more important