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2018 Reading List: The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi

At ALA Midwinter, the Reading List Council announced the 2018 selections of the Reading List, an annual best-of list comprising eight different fiction genres for adult readers. The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi (Tor, 2017) was selected as the winner of the Science Fiction category.

In the Interdependency, each planet relies on its far-flung neighbors for survival. Now a galactic change is transforming the universal order, a new empress has been crowned, a rival is plotting a revolution, and a foul-mouthed captain is caught in the middle. Click here to read an excerpt.

Below, check out the shortlisted titles for the Science Fiction category, as well as read-alike titles for The Collapsing Empire.

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The Power

by Naomi Alderman

From award-winning author Naomi Alderman, The Power is speculative fiction at its most ambitious and provocative, at once taking us on a thrilling journey to an alternate reality, and exposing our own world in bold and surprising ways.

Little, Brown & Co, 2017.

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Click to Read the Booklist Starred Review.

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A Closed and Common Orbit

by Becky Chambers

Embark on an exciting, adventurous, and dangerous journey through the galaxy with the motley crew of the spaceship Wayfarer in this fun and heart-warming space opera—the sequel to the acclaimed The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet.

Harper Voyager, 2017.

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Paradox Bound

by Peter Clines

“A fun, almost sweet sci-fi thriller…[our heroes] visit different periods of American history and continue to narrowly escape danger, all while exchanging sassy comebacks. For fans of Ernest Cline.” —Booklist

Crown, 2017.

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Click to Read the Booklist Review.

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An Oath of Dogs

by Wendy N. Wagner

When Kate Standish uncovers a corporate conspiracy to commit murder is linked to the deaths of a dozen colonists, she risks her job and her life to uncover the truth.

Angry Robot, 2017.

Read-alike Titles for The Collapsing Empire

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