Best New Sci-Fi Books of September 2022
Publisher’s Summary: What happens when fantasy tears through the screens of everyday life to wake us up? Will that awakening be our end?
of blissful montage, Ling Ma brings eight wildly different tales of people going through our collective delusions of madness and reality: love and loneliness, connection and ownership, friendship, motherhood, and the idea of a home. I live in a house with everyone. A toxic friendship grows around a drug that makes you invisible. If you bury yourself alive, an ancient ritual may heal you from anything.
These and other scenarios explore how eccentrics and ordinary people are strikingly, deceptively, and heartbreakingly alike.
Reach by Hiron Ennes
the publisher: toadcom
Release date: September 27
geek den says: Described as New Weird and praised by Tamsyn Muir (ninth gideon), this sci-fi horror promises a bizarre exploration of bodily autonomy.
Publisher’s Summary: Far north, in an isolated chateau, the baron’s doctor died. The successor doctor has a mystery to solve. It’s up to the Institute to figure out how he lost track of one of the many corpses.
For hundreds of years, the Interprovincial Medical Institute has grown by putting roots in the minds of young people and training them to become doctors, replacing all human medical workers. The Institute is here to help, heal, and mutilate humanity, to embrace and protect our species from the apocalyptic horrors unleashed by our ancestors.
In the frozen north, the Institute’s body will discover competitors at the top of the evolutionary ladder. A parasite has spread to the Baron’s castle, making it already a dark pit of secrets, lies, violence and terror. The two fight on the physical battlefield. Whoever wins, humanity loses again.