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Readers’ Picks: Favorite Science Fiction & Fantasy Books of the Decade

We asked our readers to share their favorite science fiction or fantasy book that came out during the last ten years. Below are the stories you shared with us that moved and shaped you in the last decade!

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    The Library at Mount Char Book Cover Picture
    The Library at Mount Char Book Cover Picture

    The Library at Mount Char

    by Scott Hawkins

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    The Library at Mount Char Book Cover Picture

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    Wanderers Book Cover Picture
    Wanderers Book Cover Picture

    Wanderers

    by Chuck Wendig

    Shana wakes up one morning to discover her little sister in the grip of a strange malady. They appear to be sleepwalking. Soon they are joined by a flock of sleepwalkers from across America, on the same mysterious journey.  And the fate of the sleepwalkers depends on unraveling the mystery behind the epidemic.
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    Wanderers Book Cover Picture

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    The Winter of the Witch Book Cover Picture
    The Winter of the Witch Book Cover Picture

    The Winter of the Witch

    by Katherine Arden

    Following their adventures in The Bear and the Nightingale and The Girl in the Tower, Vasya and Morozko return in this stunning conclusion to the bestselling Winternight Trilogy, battling enemies mortal and magical to save both Russias, the seen and the unseen.
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    The Winter of the Witch Book Cover Picture

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    A Discovery of Witches (Movie Tie-In) Book Cover Picture
    A Discovery of Witches (Movie Tie-In) Book Cover Picture

    A Discovery of Witches

    by Deborah Harkness

    In this tale of passion and obsession, part of the All Souls Trilogy, Diana Bishop, a young scholar and a descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript, Ashmole 782, deep in Oxford’s Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she navigates with her leading man, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont.
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    A Discovery of Witches (Movie Tie-In) Book Cover Picture

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    Storm Cursed Book Cover Picture
    Storm Cursed Book Cover Picture

    Storm Cursed

    by Patricia Briggs

    This bestselling urban fantasy series features Mercy Thompson, car mechanic and shapeshifter.
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    Storm Cursed Book Cover Picture

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    River of Stars Book Cover Picture
    River of Stars Book Cover Picture

    River of Stars

    by Guy Gavriel Kay

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    River of Stars Book Cover Picture

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    Sleeping Giants Book Cover Picture
    Sleeping Giants Book Cover Picture

    Sleeping Giants

    by Sylvain Neuvel

    A page-turning debut in the tradition of Michael Crichton, World War Z, and The Martian, Sleeping Giants is a thriller fueled by an earthshaking mystery—and a fight to control a gargantuan power.
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    Sleeping Giants Book Cover Picture

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    The Martian Book Cover Picture
    The Martian Book Cover Picture

    The Martian

    by Andy Weir

    After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next.
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    The Martian Book Cover Picture

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    The Imaginary Corpse Book Cover Picture
    The Imaginary Corpse Book Cover Picture

    The Imaginary Corpse

    by Tyler Hayes

    Tippy the triceratops was once a little girl’s imaginary friend. But when her father died, Tippy fell into the Stillreal, the underbelly of the Imagination, where discarded ideas go when they’re too Real to disappear. Now, he passes time doing detective work for other unwanted ideas – until Tippy runs into The Man in the Coat, a nightmare monster who can do the impossible: kill an idea permanently. Now Tippy must overcome his own trauma and solve the case, before there’s nothing left but imaginary corpses.
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    The Imaginary Corpse Book Cover Picture

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    Fool's Assassin Book Cover Picture
    Fool's Assassin Book Cover Picture

    Fool’s Assassin

    by Robin Hobb

    Ranking alongside George R. R. Martin as a groundbreaking master of fantasy, Robin Hobb delivered a trilogy beginning with Fool’s Assassin about the adventures of FitzChivalry Farseer and his uncanny friend the Fool.
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    Fool's Assassin Book Cover Picture

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    Foundryside Book Cover Picture
    Foundryside Book Cover Picture

    Foundryside

    by Robert Jackson Bennett

    In a city that runs on industrialized magic, a secret war will be fought to overwrite reality itself—the first in a dazzling new series from City of Stairs author Robert Jackson Bennett.
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    Foundryside Book Cover Picture

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    Empire of Silence Book Cover Picture
    Empire of Silence Book Cover Picture

    Empire of Silence

    by Christopher Ruocchio

    Hadrian Marlowe, a man revered as a hero and despised as a murderer, chronicles his tale in the galaxy-spanning debut of the Sun Eater series, merging the best of space opera and epic fantasy.
    Empire of Silence Book Cover Picture
    Empire of Silence Book Cover Picture

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    Magic Binds Book Cover Picture
    Magic Binds Book Cover Picture

    Magic Binds

    by Ilona Andrews

    Mercenary Kate Daniels knows all too well that magic in post-Shift Atlanta is a dangerous business. But nothing she’s faced could have prepared her for what’s to come in these heart-stopping novels in the urban fantasy series.
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    Magic Binds Book Cover Picture

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