Summer nights are perfect for stirring the imagination. Whether you’re camping beneath the stars or gathering on a rooftop to enjoy a dazzling fireworks display, it’s easy to let your mind wander to distant worlds and alien vistas. For book lovers, this means it’s time to indulge in some science fiction.
Say “sci fi” and many readers automatically think of classic authors like Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, Philip K. Dick and the late Ray Bradbury. While there’s no disputing the contribution made by these genre giants, science fiction (or speculative fiction, as it’s sometimes known in academic circles) includes as many different perspectives as there are planets in the universe. Here are a few of the best voices from the margins:
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