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July 2022 Book Recommendations


science fiction mystery fantasy book recommendations

As I start to share all these science fiction, fantasy, mystery and romance book recommendations in blog post form, I have to admit it’s interesting seeing much more detailed these recommendations have become in 2023. Yet these book recommendations are important to read because before writers become writers, they are readers. Therefore, please enjoy these fantasy and science fiction book recommendations from July 2022.


Fly The Cursed Skies by Christy Fifield

For those of you that like contemporary fantasy, I highly recommend "Fly The Cursed Skies" by Christy Fifield. Because it's a great short story about magic, and the interesting consequences it can have when a grumpy passenger has it. So if you enjoy fantasy short stories with voicey characters definitely check it out.


A Billion Earths By Dean Wesley Smith

Over the weekend, I finish this great science fiction short story collection by Dean Wesley Smith about his Seeders universe. I've commented on his Seeders universe before and I really do recommend that you pick up this great collection, as it really is a great sampling platter of the different stories in the Seeders universe. From wonderfully sweet and moving romantic stories about the survivors following a natural disaster to the grand scale gripping galaxy spanning stories that the series is wonderfully famous for. If you're ever looking for some great science fiction stories to escape into, then I cannot recommend these stories enough.

Available at all major booksellers.


Dark Corners By Kristine Kathryn Rusch

I doubt I've mentioned it before I am very, very hit and miss when it comes to historical fiction. But I am slightly more likely to read it if it is set in World War Two France. Hence why I'm recommending this great short story (and wider series) by Kristine Kathryn Rusch because it's rich, thick and fascinating fantasy historical fiction. I love the characters and like all of Kris's wonderful stories it quickly draws you into the story and it doesn't let you go until the story is over. And in case you're been traumatising by some historical fiction that requires you to know a lot about the historical period before you read the book, please relax Kris' stories are nothing like that in the slightest. So take it from me, a person who doesn't normally like historical fiction, this is a great short story that I cannot recommend enough. Available from all major booksellers or just check out WMG Publishing, Inc.'s webpage for the series: https://wmgpublishinginc.com/justice/


Restricted Species By Kari Kilgore

Last week I read a wonderful science fiction book that did something that a book hadn't done for ages. And it was that it surprised me. I'll mention why in a moment but I have to recommend this week Restricted Species by Kari Kilgore. Personally I love her writing and always try to have something of hers in my To-Be-Read Pile and after tons of other books I returned to a great boxset I bought a few months ago. And this was the second book. I really enjoyed Restricted Reading because it was a fun read with great characters, a really interesting plot and it was such an easy read that made you want to keep coming back to it. It's great when a book does that. And I accidentally forget towards the end how talented Kari is as a writer because I got to the second to last chapter and was concerned that the ending wouldn't be enough and as great as the rest of the story. But this was Kari I was reading, a great professional writer, so the ending was simply perfect and a great way to end it. So if you want a great science fiction read this week, the definitely check out Restricted Species at all major booksellers.

I hope you enjoyed these book recommendations and if you want to see some of my own fantasy, science fiction, mystery and romance books. Then please click the hyperlink on the genre you want to explore. You won’t regret exploring these great books.

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