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Fantasy Wednesday Powers Up!

It’s time to Power Up your ereader with some fantastic science fiction and fantasy books, tailored to your post-holiday mood.

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The holidays are over and you’ve opened all of your presents. This is your lucky year: You got everything you wanted. You’re not rolling your eyes over some of your gifts. Maybe you’re the proud owner of a shiny new ereader, or perhaps you have Amazon gift certificates burning a hole in your pocket. But with so many books out there, how do you even begin to choose?

For today’s Fantasy Wednesday post, it’s time to Power Up your ereader with some fantastic science fiction and fantasy books, tailored to your post-holiday mood. And for an added treat, today is National Science Fiction Day and Isaac Asimov’s Birthday, the perfect excuse to delve into a new SciFi or Fantasy read.

If you’re feeling nostalgic for a simpler time, or if you need to mentally escape your family, try James Hilton’s Lost Horizon.

Written in 1933, Lost Horizon is a classic tale about a man’s discovery of Shangri-La, a secret, peaceful paradise in the Himalayas.

If you’re looking for something charming and Jane Austen–esque, try Patricia C. Wrede’s Sorcery & Cecelia.

Set in Regency England, Sorcery & Cecelia tells the story of two young, spunky cousins who write letters to each other, revealing their adventures with evil spells and enchanted chocolate pots.

If you’re looking for something short and sweet, with a large serving of raunch, try Ellen Datlow’s Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers.

This collection of science fiction erotica and romance is compiled by one of the most respected editors in the sci-fi and fantasy communities. These seductive tales of fairies, sphinxes, werewolves, and other supernatural beings are penned by superstar authors such as Joyce Carol Oates, Neil Gaiman, and Jane Yolan.

If you are exhausted by the seemingly endless holiday cheer, try Robert R. McCammon’s Swan Song.

In this epic bestseller, Swan, a nine-year-old psychic, is one of the few survivors of the nuclear bombs that have annihilated most of human civilization. As the survivors to make new lives in the wasteland, an evil army forms, intent on murder .

If you’re looking for your new favorite author, try Octavia E. Butler’s trilogy, Lilith’s Brood.

Bringing together three stories of mankind’s struggle for survival after a nuclear apocalypse, this trilogy explores what really makes us human, when an alien race offers salvation through crossbreeding.

Be sure to check out our special Power Up page featuring great titles, from classics to reader favorites.

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