How to Be an Antiracist

Ibram X. Kendi

This is a lucid, steady journey through the meaning of both racism and antiracism.

In the titular story from this collection, the world has gone to hell, and those with means have absconded to the sea, in cruise ships where no one gets off at port.

Birth Strike

Jenny Brown

Jenny Brown looks at the declining birth rate in the US—alongside well-funded resistance to abortion and contraceptive access—and sees not a moral divide but an economic power struggle.


Madeline Miller

This is a subversive and triumphant retelling of the story of Circe, daughter of the sun-god Helios.

Hard Light

Elizabeth Hand

Fleeing Reykjavik amid a series of murders, Cass Neary lands in London expecting to rendevous with her longtime lover Quinn—but Quinn is nowhere to be found.

Available Dark

Elizabeth Hand

Cass Neary has arrived home in New York, after a brief stint in Maine where she just happened to be involved with several mysterious deaths.

Generation Loss

Elizabeth Hand

“My life, who could pretend there wasn’t a big fucking hole in it?”

How to Do Nothing

Jenny Odell

A lovely treatise that argues t hat attention to a place is what makes life—well, alive.

The Sparrow

Mary Doria Russell

A group of Jesuit scientists, led by the polyglot priest Emilio Sandoz, set off on a mission to discover the source of music emanating from the direction of Alpha Centauri.

Lara Hogan has become the face of thoughtful, humane, and rigorous management—and for good reason.

Women Talking

Miriam Toews

A group of Mennonite women suffer for years from mysterious midnight attacks, purportedly the work of demons come to punish them for their sins. Eventually, they discover the assaults are not the work of demons but of men—their own husbands, sons, and neighbors.

The Night Tiger

Yangsze Choo

Ren is an eleven-year-old houseboy with a mission: to find his dead master’s finger, severed and lost years ago, and bury it with his body.

The Other Wind

Ursula K. Le Guin

This, the final book in the Earthsea cycle, returns to the Dry Land—the land of the dead—where the barrier between life and death is crumbling.

Tales from Earthsea

Ursula K. Le Guin

The fifth book in the Earthsea cycle breaks from the path for five short stories, each of which reveals more about the Archipelago and the customs, traditions, and people within it.


Ursula K. Le Guin

Two decades passed between the publication of the third book of the Earthsea cycle and this, the fourth.

The Farthest Shore

Ursula K. Le Guin

The third book in the Earthsea cycle makes plain what before had only been hinted at: the magic of the wizards carries a cost.

The Tombs of Atuan

Ursula K. Le Guin

The second book in Le Guin’s extraordinary Earthsea cycle continues her subversion of the usual wizardly tropes: Ged, the antihero from the first book, reappears, but he serves as an accessory to another’s story—that of a young girl named Tenar.

A Wizard of Earthsea

Ursula K. Le Guin

The first book in Le Guin’s famed Earthsea cycle introduces Ged, a young and brilliant, albeit cocky, wizard who attempts to use magic he doesn’t fully understand, with dire consequences.

The Power

Naomi Alderman

One day, teenage girls across the globe awaken to find they have a new and terrifying power: they can manifest electricity with their bodies, using it to tease, to torture, and to kill.