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This is shaping up to be a strong year for literature. However, with so many exceptional titles on offer, how can you choose which to add to your “To Read” pile? In this article, we list the best books for geeks that everyone should read in 2019.
Being a geek doesn’t necessarily mean you enjoy science fiction: you might just have a love of technology, Game of Thrones, or Princess Leia. Still, it’s a good indicator that you’ll like these books which speculate about what tomorrow may hold for mankind.
Jon - Keller - L'Hotel - Sixieme - Switzerland
Jon Keller is staying at the L’Hotel Sixieme in Switzerland when the world ends. Its occupants form an isolated community, scared of what lurks beyond the surrounding forest after nuclear war. Then a dead girl is found in the water tank on the roof and Jon becomes obsessed with finding the killer.
Hanna Jameson’s disturbing novel doesn’t go in the direction you think it will. It’s a thoughtful and poignant distortion of society that evokes The Walking Dead and Lord of the Flies. A hauntingly beautiful book.
Bee - Crime - Cellmate - Lover - Telepath
Bee has committed a crime she doesn’t remember. Her cellmate, lover, and fellow telepath assures her that the labyrinthine caves of Colel-Cab are the only secure place for them. They’re drowned in darkness and every day is a struggle, but at least they can’t hurt anyone else.
Then Bee hears from another telepath, who undermines everything she thought was true.
Writer - Vylar - Kaftan - Ethereal - World
Writer, Vylar Kaftan presents an ethereal, claustrophobic world in which to explore loneliness, trust, and anxiety. This novella won’t take you long to read but its twisting nature will stick with you much longer.
Children of Time won the 2016 Arthur C. Clarke Award and gained universal acclaim. This sequel continues an epic narrative stretched across thousands of years by focussing on character over scope.
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