2° by Bev Prescott is a climate based dystopian tale set on a future Earth ravaged by the forces of nature and humankind alike. It chronicles the adventurous journey of one woman who, in her quest to rescue her captured wife, discovers not only what she is capable of, but also what humanity can endure and accomplish when love is paramount. It is 2092 and climate change has decimated the
Fiction based on future scientific and/or technological advances. There are often large social and environmental changes. Science fiction also often revolves around space or time travel and life on other planets.
Chosen by Brey Willows is a dystopian science fiction novel that is a perfect mix of action and romance. It invites the reader to ponder a “what if” scenario and see where their conscience leads them. The year is 2050 CE and climate change has progressed faster than any scientists had predicted. The Earth and many of its inhabitants are dying. Human extinction is no longer a matter of if,
A Study In Honor by Claire O’Dell takes the underlying story-structure of the Sherlock Holmes stories and re-envisions it as a near-future thriller where Watson and Holmes are both queer black women in a USA that would be called dystopian if it weren’t to easy to see how we might get from here to there. Dr. Janet Watson, former army surgeon, has been discharged after losing an arm to the
Soulwalker by Erica Lawson is a dystopian science fiction novel set one hundred years in the future, in a near-totalitarian state. There is a nice romantic subplot that makes this story accessible for those of us who are not naturally sci-fi inclined. Tarris Waite is a loner, an outcast, and an elite killer. She is the leader of the Black Shadow Corps. They are rare albinos. Albinos are born with
Ardulum: First Don by JS Fields is not only a brilliant space opera bursting with intergalactic politics, epic space battles, and wonderfully realized planets and species, but it is also an incredible exploration of perspective as it applies to ethics and morality. The story takes place in the Chartered Systems, an alliance of several inhabited planets connected by wormholes. The Mercy’s Pledge is a ramshackle smuggler ship of Terran origin.
Waking The Dreamer by K. Aten WAS THE BEST! When I had finished I felt like I was in a trance like state. I was too sad and in a state of mourning when this book ended to even THINK about moving on to a new book. This was one of those books where when I wasn’t reading it my brain was trying to figure out which amazing TV show
Recombinant Love by K’Anne Meinel is about Ryley Graham and her poodle, D.O.G.. They are from the 21st century and disappear in a flash of light one day while out hiking. More than 500 years later a life pod is found floating in space and picked up by a space ship whose mission is to explore wormholes. At first Ryley thinks she’s part of an elaborate government hoax but eventually
Curved Horizon by Taylor Brooke is set in a world where science has discovered and predicted when each person will meet their soul mate, otherwise known as their Rose Road. It is a different sort of world where tiny digitalized countdown chips are placed beneath the thumbnail of every infant. You meet your soul mate when your clock reaches zero. There is a 1 in 1000 chance that your clock
The Lily and the Crown by Roslyn Sinclair is a fabulous lesbian, erotic sci fi romance. Because it’s heavy on the erotic romance and light on the sci fi, it’s a fabulous choice for someone who just wants to dip their toe into the sci fi waters. Ariana “Ari” Geiker lives a solitary, absent-minded life tending to her plants and looking for botanical breakthroughs that can help other people. Her
The Liaison by Nat Burns is the first book in The Desert Willow Series. Lily Dawson reluctantly returns home when her father, who she has not seen or spoken to in a couple of years dies. She returns to a place she never thought she would visit again, her childhood home in New Mexico. Lily decides to pack up all of her father’s treasured possessions and sell the cattle ranch