ICPL Top Staff Picks for 2018: SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY

by on December 27th, 2018

The Iowa City Public Library is pleased to present our favorite reads of 2018!

Employees were asked to submit the titles they read and loved this year with all nominations divided into 10 categories: fiction; young adult; children’s – babies through 2nd grade; children’s – 3rd through 6th grades; romance; mystery and thriller; science fiction/fantasy; autobiography/biography/memoir; non-fiction; and graphic novel. The only rule was that the book had to be released in 2018. Any book that was nominated by more than one staff member made our 2018 Best of the Best list.

We’ll share our Best of the Best list on the last day of 2018. Until then, here are the Library’s top science fiction and fantasy reads for 2018. Keep checking back to see what made the cut in our other categories.

ICPL’S BEST SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY OF 2018

  • The Only Harmless Great Thing by Brooke Bolander
  • Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs
  • Iron Gold by Pierce Brown
  • Vox by Christina Dalcher
  • Box of Frogs (Fractured Faery Series Book 1) by Helen Harper
  • An Easy Death by Charlaine Harris
  • The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang
  • Circe by Madeline Miller
  • Blackfish City by Sam J. Miller
  • Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
  • The Sky Is Yours by Chandler Klang Smith
  • The Shape of Water by Guillermo del Toro
  • Space Opera by Catherynne Valente

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