Must-Read Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Picks | May 2021

27 May 2021

Must-Read Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Picks | May 2021

There are so many amazing Sci-Fi and Fantasy books to start reading right now, so we thought we’d share some of our must-read picks with you. We think you’ll love the latest novels by Toni Cabell, Edward Hochsmann, JMD Reid, Craig W. Stanfill, A.R. Gross, and David Brin. Happy reading!

Lady Apprentice

by Toni Cabell

Release Date: April 12, 2021

The first book in The Serving Magic Series by Toni Cabell… Linden is the worst mage apprentice at her school. Her latest disaster: accidentally destroying her classroom when a small hooded figure pops up inside the fireball she’s just conjured. Linden is sent to the headmaster’s office to be formally expelled, when she is saved by the bell—quite literally. Someone is frantically ringing the bell inside the watchtower overlooking the western frontier. Soon, all the bells in town, from the government buildings to the chapels and private residences, are ringing out the same warning code. Raiders are coming, in broad daylight, wearing the uniforms of the enemy army.

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Engage at Dawn: Seize and Destroy

by Edward Hochsmann

Release Date: May 29, 2021

The second book in the Engage at Dawn Series by Edward Hochsmann… What could be more important to the US government than the largest cache of cocaine ever assembled? And who are the two strangers willing to buy such an amount, paying for it with diamonds? When the 252 Syndicate’s deal to supply narcotics goes wrong, the henchman on scene contacts a new drug cartel in Honduras, a plan that turns out to be disastrous.

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Mask of Guilt

by JMD Reid

Release Date: May 12, 2021

The first book in the Mask of Illumination Series by JMD Reid… Lady Foonauri’s life of indulgence and chasing wealth has left the young noblewoman empty inside. She wears a mask of happiness while she is consumed by guilt for the two men she loved… And destroyed. One man sees her as more than a beautiful ornament. He sees a woman who can change the world. He offers her a new mask to wear and the chance to do something meaningful with her life: Steal a dangerous artifact before it falls into the wrong hands.

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Terms of Service

by Craig W. Stanfill

Release Date: April 2, 2021

Living in the northeast province of what used to be the United States, she is a rising star at The Artificial Intelligence Company, training and managing sentient beings called “AIs” in the enigmatic parallel universe of Virtual Reality. When a seemingly harmless lark sends Kim’s life spinning out of control and the AIs begin to go mad, Kim launches into a journey of self-discovery and chaos that threatens to tear down society’s corrupt powers, and possibly civilization itself.

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The Heroic Adventures of Madame X

by A.R. Gross

Release Date: May 20, 2021

Finnegan Yates lives an unassuming life, struggling to be the man he needs to be. Despite this, he knows how to transform a victimized woman into a superheroine through his comic book series, The Heroic Adventures of Madame X. Only The Heroic Adventures of Madame X is no ordinary comic book series: the characters are living, breathing entities. With one gunshot, Madame X’s alter ego Roxanne is implicated, and the real and imagined spiral out of control.

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Startide Rising

by David Brin

Release Date: May 25, 2021

The second book in The Uplift Saga by New York Times Bestselling Author David Brin… We are not alone. Humanity’s explorations have revealed galaxies inhabited by millions of intelligent species interacting under ancient traditions. Foremost among said traditions is uplift, which requires all spacefaring races to welcome newcomers into Galactic culture by breeding and genetically guiding each client species to full sapience—but at a price. Patron races demand centuries of indentured servitude from each uplifted client. But is upstart humanity a patron or a client?

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