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Life 3.0 by Max Tegmark

Artificial Intelligence has arrived, bringing with it the very real possibility that we are on the verge of transforming what it means to be human. The first chapter of Life 3.0 reads like a science fiction thriller and then MIT professor Max Tegmark surveys the current state of AI implementation and details the crucial issues that need to be addressed going forward. Well written with exciting ideas and informed speculation, I found myself fascinated from beginning to end. - Trey

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ISBN: 9781101946596
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Published: Knopf - August 29th, 2017

Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty

This is an inventive locked-room murder mystery set on a generational space ship. The six crew members are clones, each of whom come to life with no memory of how, or by whom, their predecessor was killed.  Each of the crew members is a suspect and each of their histories provides clues in determining what actually happened. - Trey

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ISBN: 9780316389686
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Published: Orbit - January 31st, 2017

Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters

Fans of alternate-history novels will find a compelling, thought-provoking story in this thriller/mystery. The setting is a contemporary America in which the Civil War never happened and slavery still exists in the southern states. The main character, Victor, is a former slave who now works for the government hunting escaped slaves who are on the run trying to reach Canada. This is a well written, intriguing and suspenseful read. - Trey

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Published: Mulholland Books - July 18th, 2017

An Honorable Man by Paul Vidich

This excellent debut by Paul Vidich is a classic Cold War spy thriller based on actual events during the McCarthy period in the early 1950s. Reminiscent of John le Carré, An Honorable Man tells the story of a mole hunt conducted the old-fashioned way: with deception and lies. It is richly atmospheric, with compelling characters and brisk pacing through its twists and turns. - Trey

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Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books - February 28th, 2017

Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan

Books, booksellers, and bookstore patrons all play a role in this rich and unusual debut mystery by Matthew Sullivan. This clever tale of a bizarre and somewhat unsettling suicide and murder is hard to put down, as tantalizing clues keep the story moving quickly. Fascinating characters and excellent writing combine to make a riveting story with an ending that will surely surprise you. - Trey

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ISBN: 9781501116841
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Published: Scribner - June 13th, 2017

Passing Strange by Ellen Klages

This beautiful novella combines historical fiction with a dash of magic to produce a fascinating story about queer women in 1940's San Francisco. Klages has woven a soft and surreal tale of art, romance and forbidden love into a vivid setting, with compelling characters, that will enchant and delight you. - Trey

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ISBN: 9780765389527
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Published: Tor.com - January 24th, 2017

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick

How well do we know the people we love?  How well do we know ourselves?  When Arthur Pepper finds a hidden charm bracelet that belonged to his late wife it sets the stage for a remarkable journey of self-discovery as he tracks down the mystery of her secret life.  This is a delightful heartwarming tale filled with interesting characters, adventure, laughs and hope. - Trey

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Published: Mira Books - January 31st, 2017

Dispatches From Pluto by Richard Grant

British travel writer Richard Grant and his girlfriend move from New York City to an old plantation house near the community of Pluto and immerse themselves in the beauty, charm, and insanity that characterize the people and culture that is the Mississippi Delta. This memoir provides an illuminating perspective on the complexities of race and relationships through the lens of a fascinating story. - Trey

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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 13th, 2015

The Sudden Appearance of Hope by Claire North

How do you live when everyone forgets you as soon as you're out of their presence? It started when Hope was a teenager and her parents forgot to set a place for her at the dinner table. Today she is a thief who can steal a necklace right off of someone's neck. This is a mesmerizing novel about an amazing character as well as a commentary about some of society's biggest fears. - Trey

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Published: Redhook - January 24th, 2017

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