Golden State – Ben H. Winters

It’s a detective story, but set in a California that prizes truth above all else and the detective can see the air bend when people lie. Nothing is private, even your pain, and secrets turn the whole world upside down. A big-brothery excursion into a future I definitely do not want any part of.

The Displacements – Bruce Holsinger

Another dystopian novel? Yes, please! I love this shit. It soothes my anxiety because anxiety tells you to prepare for every contingency. Also this book gives me more reasons to hate Florida, and you can never have too many. The world’s first category 6 hurricane barrels over southern Florida displacing millions of people into camps …

Devil’s Wake – Steven Barnes and Tananarive Due

Apparently this married couple write a lot of books, and they’re pretty good at it. The books are more YA than I normally read, but I still enjoyed it. Basically: zombies. Teenagers band together to survive. Everyone has a horrible time. But, again, still enjoyed it!

Parable of the Talents – Octavia Butler

Is a cult what I want to start? If you know me, you know I’ve been planning a women & children only community for decades. Not because the world fell apart like in this book (though the parallels are depressing!), but because who better to take care of each other and keep each other safe …

Severance – Ling Ma

I know I’m late to this one, but there seem to be so many pandemic reads to get through. I finished this in a day, it was so good. Written in 2018, it seems to predict 2020 (a pandemic erupts from China, is down-played, and the regular workers are the ones to suffer most), but …