New sci-fi and science reads for spring 2020

It’s been a while since my last books round-up, so time to take a look at what’s new in the world of science fact and fiction. With a bit of fantasy sneaking in there too 🙂

The Hidden Girl and Other Stories by Ken Liu
A collection of sci-fi and fantasy short stories from this award-winning author, plus a new novelette.

The Sky Atlas: The Greatest Maps, Myths and Discoveries of the Universe by Edward Brooke-Hitching
A fascinating history of celestial cartography – how different cultures have mapped the sky and the associated stories and myths. This would make a beautiful gift.

Made to Order: Robots and Revolution edited by Jonathan Strahan
Can you ever have too many robot stories? I don’t think so! Here’s an epic collection to sink your teeth into with stories from Alistair Reynolds, Peter F. Hamilton, Annalee Newitz, Ken Liu (again!) and many others.

Hacking Planet Earth: How Geoengineering Can Help Us Reimagine the Future by Thomas Kostigen
A look at some of the innovative projects happening worldwide as scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs band together to fight back against climate change.

Larina by Richard H. Stephens
The first in a series of fast-paced, standalone fantasy novellas, just released this week! This prequel to the Soul Forge Saga follows a teenage Larina as she battles to survive and help those who society has abandoned.

Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe by Brian Greene
Renowned physicist Brian Greene on quantum mechanics, black holes, consciousness–and everything! I enjoyed The Elegant Universe, but it certainly left my head spinning 🙂

Cosmos: Possible Worlds by Ann Druyan
How could I not include this? The sequel to the original Cosmos, by one of its co-creators. Hopefully the book and the TV series it accompanies will inspire a new generation with the same sense of awe and wonder I felt when watching Carl Sagan and his “ship of the imagination.”

Some Assembly Required: Decoding Four Billion Years of Life, from Ancient Fossils to DNA by Neil Stubin
An in-depth–and very accessible– look at the latest science on evolution from a renowned paleontologist.

Kwelengsen Storm: Logan’s World, book 1 by David M. Kelly
You might have guessed I’d sneak this one in 🙂 Fast-paced, sci-fi action featuring Logan Twofeathers from the Joe Ballen series.

Thanks for reading until the end! Are you looking for new reads right now, or are you finding comfort in returning to old favorites? Let me know in the comments.

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