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The Department of Speculation

November 14, 2020

With a sigh of relief that the election is basically over, we are ready to turn to the future—and a handful of books that do just that. This week we have a selection of books that fall under the rubric of speculative fiction, including science fiction, dystopian fiction, apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, alternative history, and fantasy. And writers known for literary fiction are trying their hands at the genre as well. The expanding category is increasingly popular at The Center for Fiction and for good reason—some very, very good books have been steadily coming out. Here are highlights of some titles fairly hot off the press.

Happy reading,
Melanie Fleishman
Buyer, Center for Fiction Bookstore