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Best Science Fiction of 2022

Goliath by Tochi Onyebuchi

Goliath
by Tochi Onyebuchi

A primal biblical epic flung into the future, Goliath weaves together disparate narratives. Set in the 2050s, Earth has begun to empty as those with the means have left for space colonies, and those left behind salvage what they can from the collapsing infrastructure.

Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel

Sea of Tranquility
by Emily St. John Mandel

A novel of art, time, love, and plague that takes the reader from an island off Vancouver in 1912 to a dark colony of the moon three hundred years later, unfurling a story of humanity across centuries and planets.

Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi

COVID-19 has struck NYC and Jamie Gray is working as a delivery driver until an old acquaintance Tom, who works with “an animal rights organization” offers him a position as a last-minute grunt. Jamie immediately signs on, and learns about the in-danger dinosaur-like creatures called Kaiju that roam a human-free planet. The Kaiju Preservation Society and others more dangerous have found this alternate world, and their actions could cause millions on Earth to die.

Nona the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

Nona the Ninth
by Tamsyn Muir

A continuation of the Locked Tomb Series, Nona woke up six months ago in a stranger’s body and is afraid she might have to give it back. The city is falling apart, the zombies are coming back, and the leaders want Nona to be the weapon to save everyone from the Nine Houses. Yet all she wants is a birthday party.

Leviathan Falls by James S.A. Corey

Leviathan Falls
by James S.A. Corey

Book nine of the Expanse Series, as nearly unimaginable forces prepare to annihilate all human life, James Holden and a group of unlikely allies discover a last, desperate chance to unite all of humanity, with the promise of a vast galactic civilization free from wars, factions, lies, and secrets if they win. But the price of victory may be worse than the cost of defeat.