60 Must-Read Books of the Summer
What are you in the mood to read this summer? This year boasts an unusual volume of stories exploring the thrilling and thorny stuff that makes us human. We think of them as books that make a difference—every one of them worth the plunge!
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Like all standout speculative fiction, these books use alternate realities as MacGuffins, telling tales about the present, the past, or eras that have yet to occur. In their visions of pandemics, fiscal crises, alternate histories, environmental disasters, and life-size sex dolls, you'll discern a terrifying familiarity among the bizarre.