Friday, January 19, 2024

Nine top fantasy and science fiction mysteries

Amy Avery is a graphic designer and a lifelong lover of fantasy living in Wichita, Kansas. In her spare time, she co-hosts the writing craft podcast And It's Writing. She can also be found watching cooking shows with her husband, crafting cocktails, or catering to the whims of a rather demanding tuxedo cat.

Avery's new novel is The Longest Autumn.

At CrimeReads she tagged nine of her "favorite fantasy and science fiction mysteries," including:
Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty

In a world where cloning allows anyone to extend their lifespan indefinitely, the six-person crew of a spaceship all wake up as fresh clones in their ship’s lab. They emerge into their own murder scene. Their previous bodies are obviously decades older, but all memories of their time on the ship are missing. Together, they must discover what happened over the past years and solve the mystery. Complicating matters, every one of them has past crimes they’d prefer to keep hidden. It’s a compulsive read of a whodunnit with a truly compelling premise.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Six Wakes is among James Davis Nicoll's five favorite books featuring uploaded minds and memories, Edward Ashton's eight books about what it means to be human, and Elisa Shoenberger's seven top SFF murder mysteries.

--Marshal Zeringue