June / July 2021

Shelf Unbound


June/July 2021

Futuristic


From Ready Player One and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy to Neal Shusterman’s Unwind series, Sci-fi and Dystopian have always been two of my favorite genres. We sat down with two amazing authors in this issue, who have authored more than a dozen sci-fi novels, to talk about their new books and what it’s like to write for this genre. Putting together this issue also reminded me of a book Margaret Brown gave me a few years back called, No Country for Ice Cream Star by Sandra Newman. And it’s now time I finally read it, so watch for a review in our next issue!

In This Issue: Be sure to check out a conversation with #1 bestselling author Andy Weir about his new book Project Hail Mary. We also sit down with the author of Wool, Hugh Howey, to discuss his journey of self-published sci-fi.

“I was late to the game in reading Wool, widely written about as one of the most successful self-published books, but count me as a huge fan. I was completely transported by Howey’s imaginative sci-fi world and cared deeply for his complicated, well-drawn characters. Once you’re hooked you’ll want to read the entire Silo series.”

—Margaret Brown, 2015