Now Read This! Genre Newsletter: Science Fiction & Fantasy Recommendations

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Sci-Fi & Fantasy Reading Recommendations | Q1: Political Fantasy or Sci-Fi Thriller? Political Fantasy --> Q2: Escaping classism or fighting against colonialism? Escaping Classism: Son of the Storm by Suyi Davies Okungbowa Fighting Against Colonialism: The Unbroken by C.L. Clark Sci-Fi Thriller --> Q3: Apocalyptic Wild West or Remote Asteroid Mine Apocalyptic Wild West: The Ninth Metal by Benjamin Percy Remote Asteroid Mine: Dead Space by Kali Wallace

This Month's Recommendations:

Son of the Storm - In the thriving city of Bassa, Danso is a clever scholar. He longs for a life beyond the rigid family and political obligations expected. A way out presents itself when Lilong, a skin-changing warrior, shows up wounded in his barn. She comes from the Nameless Islands- which, according to Bassa lore, don't exist- and neither should the mythical magic of ibor she wields.

The Unbroken - Touraine is a soldier. Stolen as a child and raised to kill and die for the empire, her only loyalty is to her fellow conscripts. But now, her company has been sent back to her homeland to stop a rebellion, and the ties of blood may be stronger than she thought.

The Ninth Metal - A powerful new metal arrives on Earth in the wake of a meteor shower. This triggers a massive new "Gold Rush" in the Midwest and turning life as we know it on its head.

Dead Space - "An investigator must solve a brutal murder on a claustrophobic asteroid mine. This is a tense science fiction thriller from the author of Salvation Day.