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Science Fiction

Take a trip to the future or to the stars with this month’s science fiction display!

Light from uncommon stars by Aoki, Ryka
The windup girl by Bacigalupi, Paolo.
Octavia E. Butler : kindred, fledgling, collected stories by Butler, Octavia E.
A beginning at the end by Chen, Mike
Attack surface by Doctorow, Cory.
Dune by Herbert, Frank.
The children of men by James, P. D.
The fifth season by Jemisin, N. K.
The vanished birds by Jimenez, Simon
Otaku by Kluwe, Chris
Ancillary justice by Leckie, Ann.
Station eleven : a novel by Mandel, Emily St. John
A memory called empire by Martine, Arkady
2312 by Robinson, Kim Stanley.
The collapsing empire by Scalzi, John
One Day All This Will Be Yours by Tchaikovsky, Adrian
Project Hail Mary : a novel by Weir, Andy
Far from the light of heaven by Thompson, Tade.
Defekt by Cipri, Nino
The perishing : a novel by Deón, Natashia.
Noor by Okorafor, Nnedi
The employees : a workplace novel of the 22nd century by Ravn, Olga

The Russian-Ukraine War

The people, politics, history and culture

Everything flows by Grossman, Vasiliĭ Semenovich.
Lost kingdom : the quest for empire and the making of the Russian nation, from 1470 to the present by Plokhy, Serhii
Crimea : the Great Crimean War, 1854-1856 by Royle, Trevor.
The gates of Europe : a history of Ukraine by Plokhy, Serhii
Borderland : a journey through the history of Ukraine by Reid, Anna.
Red famine : Stalin's war on Ukraine by Applebaum, Anne
In wartime : stories from Ukraine by Judah, Tim
The Ukrainian night : an intimate history of revolution by Shore, Marci
Who lost Russia? : how the world entered a new Cold War by Conradi, Peter  (Journalist)
Putin's kleptocracy : who owns Russia? by Dawisha, Karen.
Putin country : a journey into the real Russia by Garrels, Anne
Voices from Chernobyl by Aleksievich, Svetlana.
Midnight in Chernobyl : the untold story of the world's greatest nuclear disaster by Higginbotham, Adam
War in 140 characters : how social media is reshaping conflict in the twenty-first century by Patrikarakos, David
I will die in a foreign land : a novel by Pickhart, Kalani

Mass Teen Choice Book Award

Did you know there was is a new award that will be chosen by Massachusetts teens? The Mass Teen Choice Book Award, or MTCBA, is the only award in the Bay State that invites students in grades 7-12 to select their top new books of the year! The library has copies of all the books on the list for you to read and choose your favorite. Voting opens September 1-23!

Snapdragon by Leyh, Kat
The inheritance games by Barnes, Jennifer
This poison heart by Bayron, Kalynn
Don't ask me where I'm from by De Leon, Jennifer
In the wild light by Zentner, Jeff
Punching the Air by Zoboi, Ibi
Fallout : spies, superbombs, and the ultimate Cold War showdown by Sheinkin, Steve
Not My Problem by Smyth, Ciara
Clap when you land by Acevedo, Elizabeth
Firekeeper's daughter by Boulley, Angeline
We Are Not Free by Chee, Traci
Flamer by Curato, Mike
Legendborn (Reprint) by Deonn, Tracy
Not So Pure and Simple by Giles, Lamar
You should see me in a crown by Johnson, Leah  (Young adult author)
Nubia.  Real one by McKinney, L. L.
Heartstopper.   Volume 1 by Oseman, Alice
Stamped : racism, antiracism, and you by Reynolds, Jason
The girls I've been by Sharpe, Tess
Cemetery boys by Thomas, Aiden
The magic fish by Trung, Le Nguyen

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