The Echo Wife by Sarah GaileyStarring: scientist Evelyn Caldwell and her illegal clone, Martine, who's now pregnant by Evelyn's estranged husband, Nathan.
But wait, there's more! The plot twists keep coming in this disturbing SF thriller, which takes readers inside some deeply dysfunctional relationships.
About the author: Sarah Gailey is the author of Magic for Liars and Upright Women Wanted.
The Witch's Heart by Genevieve GornichecStarring: Angrboda, a witch who defies Odin, loves trickster god Loki, and bears three unusual children.
For fans of: Madeline Miller's Circe, Neil Gaiman's Norse Mythology.
Want a taste? "Long ago when the gods were young and Asgard was new, there came a witch from the edge of the woods."
Beneath the Keep: A Novel of the Tearling by Erika JohansenWhat it is: a prequel to the bestselling Queen of the Tearling trilogy, which examines life in the feudal Tearling Kingdom.
Featuring: Princess Elyssa, mother of series protagonist Kelsea; Lazarus, who will play an important role in events to come; and members of the nascent Blue Horizon rebel group.
Is it for you? Human misery abounds in the Tearling, including but not limited to slavery, child abuse, and human trafficking.
Winter's Orbit by Everina MaxwellA marriage of convenience: To uphold a treaty, playboy Prince Kiem of the Empire of Iskat must wed the recently widowed Count Jainan of Thea, whose first husband died in suspicious circumstances.
Why you might like it: This character-driven space opera, originally published on Archive of Our Own as "The Course of Honour," maintains a tight focus on Kiem and Jainan's relationship.
For fans of: the blend of romance and political intrigue in Emily Skrutskie's Bonds of Brass.
A History of What Comes Next by Sylvain NeuvelWhat it's about: Mia and Sarah are Kibsu, aliens that work in mother-daughter pairs to push humankind towards the goal of space exploration while avoiding the Trackers that threaten to undo their efforts.
Why you might like it: This well-researched series opener by the author of the Themis Files trilogy includes appearances by historical figures such as Wernher Von Braun and Sergei Korolev.
For fans of: the richly detailed alternate history of the Space Race presented in Mary Robinette Kowal's Lady Astronaut novels; the rival factions of Annalee Newitz's The Future of Another Timeline.
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