Just because many of us are still working on our March selection—Ali Abunimah’s The Battle for Justice in Palestine—doesn’t mean we can’t get the ball rolling for April. Below, vote for one of the 10 science-fiction books nominated by #1book140 readers and join the online conversation at #1book140.
The 100 by Kass Morgan
Simply, it's teenagers on spaceships preparing to recolonize the planet. Or, as Publishers Weekly writes, "It's easy to be drawn in by the Lord of the Flies-style tension that builds as the teens struggle to set up a new society on a battered Earth, and by the smoldering romances that hang in the balance."
Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson
Set in a near future where information technology meets the secret book of the jinn, Alif the Unseen is “an exuberant fable that has thrills, chills and—even more remarkably—universal appeal.”
Annihilation: A Novel by Jeff VanderMeer
Booklist calls Annihilation “[a] gripping fantasy thriller ... VanderMeer weaves together an otherworldly tale of the supernatural and the half-human.” So, are you prepared to join the twelfth expedition to Area X?
Blackout by Connie Willis
After years on the curriculum for history students at Oxford University, time-travel is starting to get a little glitchy, just as Blackout’s protagonists head back to the bombs, air raids, and blackouts of World War II.