A brand new epic science fiction novel from New York Times bestselling author Christopher Paolini. During a routine survey mission on an uncolonized planet, xenobiologist Kira Nav rez finds an alien relic that thrusts her into the wonders and the nightmares of first contact. Epic space battles for the fate of humanity take her to the farthest reaches of the galaxy and, in the process, transform not only her--but the entire course of history.
The time has come to pick our favorite books of the year. It’s never easy to choose, but we’ve narrowed it down. Here are our top choices, plus a runner-up, from each of six genres. You can see the full list of contenders here.