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Top Science Fiction Books in October 2021

Go past the blockbusters to immediately’s smartest, most fun science fiction novels and novellas. Here are our high picks for October 2021:

Star Wars: Ronin

Type: Novel
Publisher: Del Rey
Release date: Oct. 12

Den of Geek says: Candon’s debut novel brings Star Wars into a brand new dimension with an enlargement on the brief anime episode “The Duel” in Star Wars: Visions. Taking place as if one step apart from the universe we all know and love, it’s an ingenious and considerate story that additionally by no means forgets the preliminary idea: {that a} samurai Sith may be very cool.


Publisher’s abstract: The Jedi are essentially the most loyal servants of the Empire. 
 
Two many years in the past, Jedi clans clashed in service to feuding lords. Sickened by this limitless cycle, a sect of Jedi rebelled, looking for to manage their very own future and declare energy in service of no grasp. They referred to as themselves Sith. 
 
The Sith rebel failed, succumbing to infighting and betrayal, and the as soon as rival lords unified to create an Empire . . . however even an Empire at peace just isn’t free from violence. 
 
Far on the sting of the Outer Rim, one former Sith wanders, accompanied solely by a trustworthy droid and the ghost of a much less civilized age. He carries a lightsaber, however claims lineage to no Jedi clan, and pledges allegiance to no lord. Little is thought about him, together with his identify, for he by no means speaks of his previous, nor his regrets. His historical past is as guarded because the crimson blade of destruction he carries sheathed at his facet.
 
As the galaxy’s perpetual cycle of violence continues to interrupt his self-imposed exile, and he’s compelled to duel an enigmatic bandit claiming the title of Sith, it turns into clear that no quantity of wandering will ever let him outpace the specters of his former life.

Buy Star Wars: Ronin by Emma Mieko Candon


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