Here is a curated list of Sci-Fi & Fantasy books published recently.
In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race’s next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew “Ender” Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn’t make the cut–young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training.
Ender’s skills make him a leader in school and respected in the Battle Room, where children play at mock battles in zero gravity. Yet growing up in an artificial community of young soldiers, Ender suffers greatly from isolation, rivalry from his peers, pressure from the adult teachers, and an unsettling fear of the alien invaders. His psychological battles include loneliness, fear that he is becoming like the cruel brother he remembers, and fanning the flames of devotion to his beloved sister.
Is Ender the general Earth needs? But Ender is not the only result of the genetic experiments. The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Ender’s two older siblings are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. Between the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world. If the world survives, that is.
Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards.
Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars.
Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there.
After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive.
Chances are, though, he won’t have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old “human error” are much more likely to kill him first.
But Mark isn’t ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?
Adrian Tchaikovksy’s award-winning novel Children of Time, is the epic story of humanity’s battle for survival on a terraformed planet.
Who will inherit this new Earth?
The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home among the stars. Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, they discover the greatest treasure of the past age — a world terraformed and prepared for human life.
But all is not right in this new Eden. In the long years since the planet was abandoned, the work of its architects has borne disastrous fruit. The planet is not waiting for them, pristine and unoccupied. New masters have turned it from a refuge into mankind’s worst nightmare.
Now two civilizations are on a collision course, both testing the boundaries of what they will do to survive. As the fate of humanity hangs in the balance, who are the true heirs of this new Earth? Span
Winner – 2020 Author Circle Awards – Novel of Excellence—Science Fiction.
Military scientist Rydel Scott is proud of the hi-tech gear he invents for battlefield heroes. When a secret mission involving one of his inventions goes horribly wrong, Rydel obsessively tries to learn what caused the system failure and accidentally reveals the ability to time travel. Overworked and massively sleep-deprived, he believes he has received a message from God—save God’s son. And the man of science embarks on a world-changing quest to rescue Jesus. As he covers his tracks to journey back undetected, he neglects to factor in the consequences of a devastating butterfly effect. And he’s terrified to discover The Unit, a highly-trained team of elite soldiers, is hunting him down to stop him from making choices that could upend all of human history. Will they find Rydel before he alters the past? And, if they find him, will some in The Unit be persuaded to join Rydel on his mission to save Christ?
For over a century, humans, dwarves, gnomes, and elves have lived together in relative peace. But times have changed, the uneasy peace is over, and now the races are fighting once again. The only good elf, it seems, is a dead elf.
Geralt of Rivia, the cunning assassin known as the Witcher, has been waiting for the birth of a prophesied child. This child has the power to change the world — for good, or for evil.
As the threat of war hangs over the land and the child is hunted for her extraordinary powers, it will become Geralt’s responsibility to protect them all. And the Witcher never accepts defeat.
Witcher novelsBlood of ElvesThe Time of ContemptBaptism of FireThe Tower of SwallowsLady of the LakeSeason of Storms
Witcher collectionsThe Last WishSword of Destiny
The Malady and Other Stories: An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler (e-only)
Translated from original Polish by Danusia Stok.
It has been ten years since Tracy Tindale was handed a prison sentence. Now that he is out, he is planning on returning to restoring his life and the good old days. He is happy to see his brother and exhilarated to meet his kids, who he has not had a chance to know in all this time. He returns home to find deceit, but he hardly has time to process it in lieu of his brother’s wedding. Niles’ engagement is the best thing in his life, and Tracy would not want to miss it for the world. When a strange occurrence in the sky at the wedding sends murmurs through the crowd, the celebrating stops. An unknown planet dubbed Crios is heading their direction, and they are running out of time. With the red planet getting closer, bathing the Earth in an eerie crimson light, the brothers wonder who is worth living for.
After the arrival of the elves, the gorgans’ numbers have been devastated and vast swathes of their land lost to these pint-sized invaders.
In a desperate attempt to save his children, Mortis, the god of the gorgans sends the mother of all gorgans to the mortal realm who bequeaths a chosen gorgan with a powerful orb which can raise and control the dead.
The chosen gorgan, Haque, musters the remaining clans and with an army of the dead, the gorgans reignite their war with the elves in a last desperate attempt to purge their land of their conquerors. However, with the mother of all gorgans no longer in the realm of the gods, Haque and his brothers face a stark reality that they will never receive any children again and the ultimate question lingers within each gorgan: How much are they willing to sacrifice for the love of their god?
In the vein of Quiet and The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth comes this illuminating look at what it means to be awkward—and how the same traits that make us socially anxious and cause embarrassing faux pas also provide the seeds for extraordinary success.
As humans, we all need to belong. While modern social life can make even the best of us feel gawky, for roughly one in five of us, navigating its challenges is consistently overwhelming—an ongoing maze without an exit. Often unable to grasp social cues or master the skills and grace necessary for smooth interaction, we feel out of sync with those around us. Though individuals may recognize their awkward disposition, they rarely understand why they are like this—which makes it hard for them to know how to adjust their behavior.
Psychologist and interpersonal relationship expert Ty Tashiro knows what it’s like to be awkward. Growing up, he could do math in his head and memorize the earned run averages of every National League starting pitcher. But he couldn’t pour liquids without spilling and habitually forgot to bring his glove to Little League games. In Awkward, he unpacks decades of research into human intelligence, neuroscience, personality, and sociology to help us better understand this widely shared trait. He explores its nature vs. nurture origins, considers how the awkward view the world, and delivers a welcome counterintuitive message: the same characteristics that make people socially clumsy can be harnessed to pro
Geralt is a Witcher, a man whose magic powers, enhanced by long training and a mysterious elixir, have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet he is no ordinary murderer: his targets are the multifarious monsters and vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent.
But not everything monstrous-looking is evil and not everything fair is good…and in every fairy tale there is a grain of truth.
Andrzej Sapkowski, winner of the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement award, started an international phenomenon with his Witcher series. The Last Wish short story collection is the perfect introduction to this one of a kind fantasy world.
Witcher collectionsThe Last WishSword of Destiny
Witcher novelsBlood of Elves
The Time of Contempt
Baptism of Fire The Tower of SwallowsLady of the LakeSeason of Storms
The Malady and Other Stories: An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler (e-only)
Translated from original Polish by Danusia Stok
The Resistance is in ruins. In the wake of their harrowing escape from Crait, what was once an army has been reduced to a handful of wounded heroes. Finn, Poe, Rey, Rose, Chewbacca, Leia Organa – their names are famous among the oppressed worlds they fight to liberate. But names can only get you so far, and Leia’s last desperate call for aid has gone unanswered.
From the jungles of Ryloth to the shipyards of Corellia, the shadow of the First Order looms large, and those with the bravery to face the darkness are scattered and isolated. If hope is to survive, the Resistance must journey throughout the galaxy, seeking out more leaders – including those who, in days gone by, helped a nascent rebellion topple an empire. Battles will be fought, alliances will be forged, and the Resistance will be reborn.
What would you do if you found a spaceship? Would you call the government, would you pretend you never saw it, or would you keep it a secret? What would you do with it? Use it to gallivant around the galaxy, conquer Earth, get filthy rich, or try to improve life on Earth? Read along and find out how Marc works to convert Earth into a spacefaring world capable of defending itself and of being united as it meets the other civilizations in the galaxy. He and his brother start planning their next steps, but the one they don’t know how to prepare for is the arrival of Marc’s twelve-year-old daughter. She comes to spend the summer with her father. She’s very smart and extremely curious.
Marc and his crew need to accomplish all this without tipping off the U.S. Government and before the Paraxeans come looking for their spaceship. But they have help, the ship’s AI is on their side, and she’s smart. Starship Sakira is the first book in the exciting new adventure series Delphi in Space.
Hush …Hush …Hush…keep you mum,
Skulking evil, spreading glum.
Don’t go near, Dear! I implore,
Maze is evil, ne’er tap at door,
Run ……run…run…. you MUST run
Feeling numb? You are done.
A MYSTICAL ISLAND, A MAZE, A RIDDLER , AN UNIVERSITY which holds the key to every secret………
A mystical journey of a boy, brought up on a high mountain by his guru…his friend philosopher and guide. One unfortunate day the guru gets trapped inside a ‘Maze’. Led by the fate he lands into a university called Nalanda where he learns skills and craft to survive inside the Maze (Mathematics, philosophy. Tantra(magic), Grammar…all required to cross a level or sub level)and makes a couple of friends there. Then he enters the mystical place called the crystal Island or The maze.After going through various kingdoms like land of Nagas, land of ragas, Yaksha or Kinnara kingdom, he proceeds to the highest level of the Maze. Will he become another victim of that sly entity called The maze…or……… a VICTOR?will he become ‘The chosen one’ ‘The Buddha’ who could break the maze and come out successfully…and even teach others how to come out of the Maze.
Jennifer, Julie, Laurie and Joe were perfectly normal siblings, that is, until their vacation to Paradise Island. When their love for adventure leads them to a new realm that they weren’t meant to discover, the children find the fate of the world on their shoulders. Moreover, an unknown villain is lurking about, seeking power that the four can’t even begin to imagine.
Will they be able to save Earth with the help of their new friend? Or will the monster of the depths take over?
With thrilling action and awe-evoking sceneries, little do the children know that they are about to embark on a journey that will change reality as they know it.
A long time ago… He had imprisoned them in the caverns of Mt. Hemil. They who ravaged the city of Kushlam… The golden capital… The Gods spoke of a Prophecy then… And now it has come to pass. The dark enemy of yore rises. Only an incarnation of Lord Vishnu has the power to defeat and destroy the enemy of Kushlam. A farmer from Bamiyan, unaware of what destiny has in store for him, is pushed into circumstances beyond his control. Will he accept that he is the prophesised Avatar? Will he save Kushlam from its enemies and free the world from the fear of the trapped monsters who have found a way out of their infallible trap?
The most common and the most complex question of this universe is how everything came into being! It is this same question that caused the emergence of religions, philosophy and science.
Many religions as they grew, gave the final answer to this ‘HOW’ or ‘WHY’ as GOD. Philosophers have dug into different realms of the human mind and thinking and gone through a variety of thought process and experiments to find out the answer and reached to a Prime Cause.
At this later stage, science has just started its journey and is only a few hundred years old in its search to find out the ultimate truth.
In this book, I would like to introduce a new theory on the origin of the Universe and even the Origin of ‘the Cause’ of origin. Here I explain the cause of the origin of this universe by magnifying the way man create things and put them to work, because it is at the end we follow the law of nature that is already present. Thus, this book is an attempt to give a new explanation of how this universe could have originated and how the cause could have come into existence which will help the new generation to understand how everything started.
In this book I have tried to bring different contradictory ideas under one roof to create a realistic middle path that doesn’t contradict any stream such as science, religions and philosophy.
In a kingdom in turmoil, people only care for riches and power. As a war breaks out between countries, a godly power is awakening.
Two boys train at the Academy to become Knights of Valor. Best friends, one is filled with light while the other leans towards darkness.
They both have the power to change the world – or destroy it – in their battle for what they believe is right.
As the White King springs his great trap, and the Chromeria itself is threatened by treason and siege, Kip Guile and his companions will scramble to return for one impossible final stand.
In the darkest hour, will the Lightbringer come?
The long-awaited epic conclusion of Brent Weeks’s New York Times best-selling Lightbringer series.
The Black Prism
The Blinding Knife
The Broken Eye
The Blood Mirror
The Burning White
Neutrophil Histolytica, aka Phil, the only amoeba to survive the chemical Holocaust, and Ana Pheles, an orphan mosquito, embark on an adventure to kill the man who annihilated everything they loved. They have to defeat the gargantuan two-legged beast that has an arsenal of chemical weapons. Moreover, it is Phil’s last day on Earth. Whatever be the odds, there is no going back from this seemingly impossible mission.
Naina a simple girl next door, kept wishing for unusual things until the day things really changed. Naina’s journey of finding intergalactic friends and becoming a part of the war she had no idea about turned her simple life upside down.
And who knew that between all this chaos love will find her?
In the Bright Flame Kingdom, there exists a small town known as Machen Town. A boy of age 15 called Feng Yu was beaten to death by the son of the Xiang Clan. Upon his death, a soul that seemed to have traveled through time and space quickly took over the body. It was the soul of a martial arts expert from another world also bearing the name of Feng Yu. Seeing that he has been given a second chance of life he decided to take his new identity and his family with him on his journey to the peak of martial arts. This is the story of the Dual Sword God.
We always wanted planet Earth to perform better, and we sent some higher paradigm shifts inside the third-dimensional world of that planet. We gave them the perfect hint about almost everything. Leonardo said, “Everything is connected to everything else.” Tesla mentioned, “3, 6, 9 is the key to the universe.” Einstein contemplated, “The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” Earthlings ignored our hint almost every time.
A higher-dimensional species created a simulated universe to complete the chain of incidents that happened before.
The level four parallel universe species grow aware of this simulation, and after Amanda’s hypothesis on the Theory of Dimigliostasia, a civilization of Zatch planet explores four other equally advanced civilizations inside their galaxy.
After the counterinsurgency conquest between five habitable worlds, Valmir realizes that higher-dimensional entities created a STAROLICTS (Subconscious Transformed Artificially Rooted Organic Legeme Implemented Cerebral Tran-manifested System) program to create their interferences inside different levels of the universe, and by uniting them, he develops an Omega Field Generator that can maneuver two cosmic strings to discover disputed enigmas like:
Who is the creator of this universe?
What happens after death?
How can a human imagine?
If this universe is a simulation, then who decides what we are? Who are we, and what will we become?
She used to work for the U.S. government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn’t even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning.
Now she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long. They’ve killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat. They want her dead, and soon.
When her former handler offers her a way out, she realizes it’s her only chance to erase the giant target on her back. But it means taking one last job for her ex-employers. To her horror, the information she acquires only makes her situation more dangerous.
Resolving to meet the threat head-on, she prepares for the toughest fight of her life but finds herself falling for a man who can only complicate her likelihood of survival. As she sees her choices being rapidly whittled down, she must apply her unique talents in ways she never dreamed of.
In this tautly plotted novel, Meyer creates a fierce and fascinating new heroine with a very specialized skill set. And she shows once again why she’s one of the world’s bestselling authors.