Users Permanently Alter Their Minds Inside a Network in an Excerpt From Jayinee Basu’s The City of Folding Faces

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Mara is very different now, after digitizing and uploading herself as a “space-time tubeform” into the network of the Roulette. There’s even a word for people like her in the universe of Jayinee Basu’s 2019 scifi novella The City of Folding Faces—they’re called Ruga, a hyperperson who has absorbed so much information…

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In This Star Wars: Black Spire Excerpt, a Hero of the Resistance Meets a Galaxy’s Edge Favorite

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Even if you’ve not had the chance to visit Batuu yet—or are waiting for Galaxy’s Edge to open up at Walt Disney World next week—there’s a good chance you’ve already heard of some of the kooky characters inhabiting the theme park’s fictional world, from creative food vendors to antiquities collectors. But one famous…

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A Familiar Star Wars Face Returns in This Exclusive Thrawn: Treason Excerpt

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Timothy Zahn’s return to his most famous creation, Grand Admiral Thrawn, has been one of the consistent highlights of the new canon of Star Wars under Disney. So far we’ve got to see Thrawn’s early days in the Empire and a fateful encounter between him and Anakin Skywalker, and io9 can now give you an exclusive look…

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In This Excerpt From Chuck Wendig’s New Sci-Fi Thriller, Wanderers, a Scientist Begins to Realize the World’s in Deep Trouble

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Chuck Wendig is a name you’ll recognize if you’re a fan of Star Wars novels (or follow the ins and outs of Star Wars comics). But he also does plenty of work beyond the galaxy far, far, away—including his epic new sci-fi thriller, Wanderers, which is coming to shelves this week. io9 has a very intriguing excerpt to…

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False Memories Haunt a Desperate Woman in This Excerpt From Blake Crouch’s Sci-Fi Thriller Recursion

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Author Blake Crouch specializes in page-turners. He wrote the Wayward Pines trilogy that spawned the mystery series produced by M. Night Shyamalan, the novellas that inspired Michelle Dockery’s con-artist tale Good Behavior, and recent sci-fi thriller Dark Matter. He’s back with another fast-paced sci-fi…

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A Young Swordsman Faces an Uncertain Future in African-Inspired Fantasy Epic The Rage of Dragons

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According to author Evan Winter’s official bio, the British-born son of South African parents was inspired to start writing when his own son was born, and “he realized that there weren’t many epic fantasy novels featuring characters who looked like him.” His African-inspired debut The Rage of Dragons helps fill that…

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A Budding Badass Finds Her Footing in This Excerpt From Avatar, The Last Airbender: The Rise of Kyoshi

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Last year we learned that Avatar Kyoshi, one of the most mysterious figures in the realm of Avatar: The Last Airbender, would be getting a pair of novels exploring her background and, as the title of the first book suggests, her rise to power. Today, we’re thrilled to share an excerpt from Avatar, The Last Airbender:

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Adam Savage Teaches You How to Set a Deadline (By Way of Alien) in This Excerpt From His New Book

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Adam Savage is known to most people from Discovery Channel’s popular series MythBusters, but if you’re a sci-fi fan, you’ve no doubt taken notice of his extracurricular activities as well—many of which are inspired by Savage’s fascination with iconic props from some of his favorite movies. Now he’s got a new book that…

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Relentless Demons Hunt Our Heroes in This Early Look at R.A. Salvatore’s Next Drizzt Novel, Boundless

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Last June, we shared an excerpt from Timeless, the first in author R.A. Salvatore’s new trilogy featuring the ever-popular character he created decades ago, dark elf Drizzt Do’Urden. The second book, Boundless, is due later this year—and io9's got another exclusive excerpt, as well as the cover reveal.

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