Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao

Wu Zetian enlists to be a concubine pilot even though it means she could lose her life. For nothing is more important than seeking vengeance for her sister’s death. However, her plans go awry when she discovers that the Prince-General she plans to assassinate is the least of her problems, and there are horrifying secretsContinue reading “Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao”

How High We Go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu

Set against the backdrop of a plague that has swept across Earth several decades in the future, Sequoia Nagamatsu’s short story collection wades through loss and longing with equal measure, painting a bleak yet innovative picture of the future. One of the benefits of going into a book without too much knowledge of its premiseContinue reading “How High We Go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu”

Dead Silence by S.A Barnes

20 years ago, the Aurora, a luxury space vessel, went missing on its maiden voyage, carrying close to 700 people on board for a tour across the space. When the team lead of a comm web maintenance mission, Claire Kovalik, finds the lost ship, she has no idea that her decisions will unearth the horrorsContinue reading “Dead Silence by S.A Barnes”

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

Ryland Grace, a molecular biologist-turned-science-teacher, wakes aboard a spaceship with no recollection of who he is or why he is there. Gradually, as his memories return to him, he realizes that an alien lifeforce has been draining the sun’s energy, threatening devastation on Earth. Grace has been tasked with finding a solution through the HailContinue reading “Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir”

Arachnid by Aditya Modak

A brilliant blend of dystopia and surrealism, Aditya Modak’s debut novel Arachnid mirrors the common man’s fears in myriad ways. Jay Mukherjee leads a life bereft of flavour, carefully skirting the barricades placed in society by the Federation. But one day, his nightmare doesn’t cease. And with great horror, Jay realizes that his childhood fearContinue reading “Arachnid by Aditya Modak”