releases we’re excited about
Looking for distraction in the dog days of summer? Look no further than these new releases.
Appleseed, Matt Bell
Described as “[p]art speculative epic, part tech thriller, part reinvented fairy tale,” this CliFi new release has been on our radar for a while.
A Psalm for the Wild-Built, Becky Chambers
This first book in a new series by Hugo-award-winning Chambers looks quirky, big-hearted, and delightful. Centuries after robots gained sentience and “wandered, en masse, into the wilderness, never to be seen again,” a robot returns to check in and ask the humans what they need.
Ghost Forest, Pik-Shuen Fung
An exploration of sorrow, intergenerational dynamics, and family. This one looks gorgeous.
Embassy Wife, Katie Crouch
A- look at that cover, and B- the summary for this one casually mentions such plot points as secret CIA operatives, international conflict, and governmental drama. All told through the lens of two wives serving alongside their emissary husbands.
Such A Quiet Place, Megan Miranda
A locked-room whodunnit, but with an interesting twist on the genre: after a murder in a quiet neighborhood, the residents find that they can’t sell their homes. This means that they’re stuck when the suspected murderer returns and once again becomes their neighbor.
new in paperback
Vesper Flights, Helen Macdonald
Nature-based essays from the author of H is for Hawk.