Staff Pick

Picking up where A Discovery of Witches leaves off, the second volume of the All Souls Trilogy is just as adventurous and magical as its predecessor. After travelling through time, newlyweds Diana and Matthew find themselves in Elizabethan London. Though Matthew, a vampire, remembers 1591 like it was yesterday, witch Diana is out of her element, used to technology and definitely not used to wearing a corset. She must adapt to the Queen’s England quickly because it is still up to her to protect the magical world that may or may not be a secret from humans.

 

 

 

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ISBN: 9780143123620
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Published: Penguin Books - May 28th, 2013

Staff Pick

Taking place mere moments after the events of Hyperion, this novel is framed from the perspective of a cyborg of the poet John Keats whose origin and purpose remains obscure—even to himself. Keats reflects on the acedia of a civilization, dependent on omniscient AI, spoiled with instantaneous interplanetary travel, as it spirals out into a calculated interplanetary war. Wrapping up the narratives of the travelers from the first novel as they confront the Shrike monster, Fall of Hyperion raises large and ambitious questions.

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ISBN: 9780553288209
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Published: Spectra - November 1st, 1995

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This atmospheric, occasionally lyrical, sci-fi is formatted around Boccacio’s 14th century novel about seven character sharing stories as they shelter from the plague, The Decameron. The seven narrators must travel to the planet of Hyperion on the eve of interplanetary war to face the Shrike. Each traveler has a distinct voice and style: transcendent, violent, poetic, sad, mysterious, and romantic. With complex and layered world building, Simmons discreetly weaves together a civilizational epic of our ecological and philosophical decline through compelling personal stories.

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ISBN: 9780399178610
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Published: Del Rey - August 15th, 2017

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