The Fifth Season

N.K. Jemisin

The first book of “The Broken Earth” trilogy, The Fifth Season tells of a world routinely undone by huge, world ending earthquakes.

Networks of New York

Ingrid Burrington

Burrington’s message is that by noticing the physical dependencies that make up the metaphorical “cloud,” you will also notice a few other things.


Michael Solomonov & Steven Cook

This has rapidly become my go-to cookbook.

This collection of essays explores what we should call this new geographic epoch marked by fossil-fueled climate change.


Octavia E. Butler

In this, Butler’s last book, she returns to the notion of symbiosis so thoroughly explored in Lilith’s Brood.

Worlds of Exile and Illusion

Ursula K. Le Guin

These three novels, Le Guin’s earliest, explore the experiences of visitors on three different planets.


A letter


Kim Stanley Robinson

Aurora follows a generational space ship as it travels to a far away solar system in search of a planet that can be safely terraformed.