Science fiction

This Is How You Lose the Time War, by Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone

On a battlefield, among the ashes of a dying world, an agent finds a letter. It reads: Burn before reading. So begins an unlikely correspondence between two enemy agents, Red and Blue, each determined to win the war for their faction. What started as a battlefield taunt soon turns into something else, something romantic and epic. But also, something forbidden.
The discovery of their correspondence, let alone their blossoming relationship, could mean death for each of them. There is still a war going on after all, and someone has to win the war. Read More »

The Martian, by Andy Weir

Mark Watney, an astronaut part of a six-man mission to Mars, becomes separated from his team during an emergency evacuation of the planet. The crew believe he is dead and leave him behind. But he survived and is now stranded on Mars! With dwindling supplies and the prospect of starving to death in space before anyone could reach him, Mark must use all of his knowledge and ingenuity to try to change his fate. Read More »