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THE SEVENFOLD HUNTERS de Rose Egal

A genre-bending debut full of cutthroat school politics and the speculative intrigue of alien contact.

THE SEVENFOLD HUNTERS
by Rose Egal
Page Street/St. Martin’s Press, October 2022

There’s nothing hijabi alien hunter Abyan wants more than to graduate from Carlisle Academy and finally rid the Earth of aliens, the Nosaru.
Everything is going to plan until the Nosaru kill one of Abyan’s squad mates. To make matters worse, the school admins replace her elite squad member with a sub-par new recruit, Artemis. Despite Artemis failing every test―and bringing the team down with her―their cutthroat instructors refuse to kick her out.
Together Abyan, Artemis and the rest of the team unravel the mystery of why Artemis is actually there, what the Nosaru really want, and what Carlisle Academy has been hiding from them all.

« A must for teen fans of Ms. Marvel―the graphic novels or the television series. » ―Booklist

« Egal capably combines familiar tropes―academic intrigue, mysterious shadow organizations, and good old-fashioned vampire hunting―with innovative sci-fi elements to deliver an adrenaline-fueled galactic war adventure. » ―Publishers Weekly

« The kick-ass queer characters will appeal to many readers […] Science-fiction action pairs with teen angst in this blood-pumping […] outing. » ―Kirkus Reviews

Rose Egal loves autumn, sad poetry, and cats who humble themselves. THE SEVENFOLD HUNTERS is her first novel in part inspired by her MS in Biochemistry from Queen Mary University of London. She lives in London with her family and their cat, her arch nemesis, Hercules Aethelstan Buni Massimo Pandemicus The not Great.

WINTER’S AXIOM de Yoon Ha Lee

A new YA SciFi trilogy by the New York Times bestselling author of Dragon Pearl.

WINTER’S AXIOM
(Book 1 in the Lancers series)
by Yoon Ha Lee
Delacorte, Spring 2024
(via The Gernert Company)

When Hwa Young’s home is destroyed and her family is on the run from enemy forces, she faces an impossible choice. Stay with her family and likely perish or be adopted by a new family connected to the Empire, which is enforcing conformity across the galaxy. She chooses her own survival.
Several years later, Hwa is a talented lancer pilot, manning a mecha robot on missions to planets under the Empire’s control, when she discovers the next mission is to destroy her home planet where her mother is still alive.
WINTER’S AXIOM is a novel about family, community, conformity, survival and about doing what’s right.

Yoon Ha Lee is the author of several critically acclaimed short stories and the Machineries of Empire trilogy for adults: Ninefox Gambit, Raven Strategem, and Revenant Gun. Yoon draws inspiration from a variety of sources including Korean history and mythology, fairy tales, higher mathematics, classic moral dilemmas, and genre fiction.

THE POSSIBILITIES de Yael Goldstein-Love

Inception meets the transformational madness of early motherhood when a new mother ventures into the multiverse to save her missing child, in a mind-bending novel that turns the joys and anxieties of parenthood into an epic quest.

THE POSSIBILITIES: A Novel
by Yael Goldstein-Love
Random House, July 2023
(via The Gernert Company)

Hannah is having a bad day. A bad month. A bad year? That feels terrible to admit, since her son Jack was born just eight months ago, and she loves him more than anything. But ever since his harrowing birth, she can’t shake the feeling that it could have gone the other way. That her baby might not have made it. Terrifying visions from different paths her life could have taken begin to disrupt her cozy, claustrophobic days with Jack, destablizing her marriage, and making her husband concerned for her mental health. Are the strange things Hannah is seeing just new mom anxiety, or is something truly weird and sinister afoot? What if Hannah really did unlock something she wasn’t supposed to during childbirth? When Hannah’s worst nightmare comes true and Jack disappears from his crib, she discovers that her reeling mind has extraordinary powers that she must tap into in order to save her child: She has the ability to enter the multiverse—and she must visit different versions of her life while holding onto what is most important to her in this one to bring her child back home. From the intimate joys of parenthood to the cosmic awe of the multiverse, THE POSSIBILITIES is an ingenious and wildly suspenseful novel that dares to stare down into the dizzying depths of maternal love, vulnerability, and strength.

Yael Goldstein-Love is a psychotherapist working toward her doctorate in clinical psychology. She is the co-founder and Editorial Director of Plympton, a literary studio that innovates at the intersection of writing and technology, and has worked with luminaries such as Roxanne Gay, Min Jin Lee, Adam Haslett, and Joyce Carol Oates, among many others. A graduate of Harvard University, where she studied philosophy of science, she lives with her four-year-old son and their cat in Berkeley, California.

THE MEADOWS de Stephanie Oakes

A queer, YA Handmaid’s Tale meets Never Let Me Go about a dystopian society bent on relentless conformity, and the struggle of one girl to save herself and those she loves from a life of lies.

THE MEADOWS
by Stephanie Oakes
Dial/ Penguin Young Readers, September 2023

Everyone hopes for a letter—to attend the Estuary, the Pines, the Glades, the Meadows. These are the special places where only the best and brightest go to burn even brighter.
When Eleanor gets her letter, she knows she’s freed from her hardscrabble life by the sea, in a country ravaged by climate disaster. But despite the Meadows’ luminous facilities, endless fields, and pretty things, it keeps dark secrets.
Four years later, Eleanor and her friends seem free of the Meadows, changed but not in the ways they expected. Eleanor is an adjudicator, ensuring her former classmates don’t stray from the lives they’ve been conditioned to live.
But Eleanor can’t escape her past, or thoughts of the girl she once loved. Because Rose isn’t here anymore. And as secrets emerge that force Eleanor to grapple with her history, she must wage a dangerous battle for her own identity and for the full truth of what happened to the girl she lost, knowing if she’s not careful, Rose’s fate could be her own.

Stephanie Oakes is the author of The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly, which was a Morris Award finalist and a Golden Kite Honor book, and The Arsonist, which won the Washington State Book Award and was an ALA/YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults pick. An elementary school librarian, Stephanie lives in Spokane, Washington with her wife and family.

GROWING UP WEIGHTLESS de John M. Ford

Out of print for more than two decades, John M. Ford’s Growing Up Weightless is an award-winning classic of a “lost generation” of young people born on the human-colonized Moon.

GROWING UP WEIGHTLESS
by John M. Ford
with an introduction by Francis Spufford
Tor Books, September 2022

Matthias Ronay has grown up in the low gravity and great glass citadels of independent Luna―and in the considerable shadow of his father, a member of the council that governs Luna’s increasingly complex society. But Matt feels weighed down on the world where he was born, where there is no more need for exploration, for innovation, for radical ideas―and where his every movement can be tracked by his father on the infonets.
Matt and five of his friends, equally brilliant and restless, have planned a secret adventure. They will trick the electronic sentinels, slip out of the city for a journey to Farside. Their passage into the expanse of perpetual night will change them in ways they never could have predicted…and bring Matt to the destiny for which he has yearned.
With a new introduction by Francis Spufford, author of
Red Plenty and Golden Hill.

John M. Ford (1957-2006) was a science fiction and fantasy writer, game designer, and poet whose work was held in high regard by peers ranging from Neil Gaiman to Robert Jordan to Jo Walton to Roger Zelazny, alongside innumerable others. His novels include the World Fantasy Award-winning The Dragon Waiting, the Philip K. Dick Award-winning GROWING UP WEIGHTLESS, and the contemporary thriller The Scholars of Night. His debut novel Web of Angels (1980) has been called “cyberpunk before there was cyberpunk.” He spent the latter decade-and-a-half of his writing life in Minneapolis, Minnesota.