7 out-of-this-world reads now in Kindle Unlimited

Adrian Liang on May 04, 2020

7 out-of-this-world reads now in Kindle Unlimited

Whether you’re seeking escape through the written word or just want a rousing good SF or fantasy yarn, Kindle Unlimited has a wide selection of excellent reads.

While books rotate in and out of Kindle Unlimited, right now these seven books below are available and ready to sweep you away—along with The Fellowship of the Ring, The Handmaid’s Tale, and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

Strap on your sword, power up your blaster, and embrace heroism in all its glory. Adventure awaits.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

When Katniss Everdeen volunteers to be one of District 12's tributes to the Hunger Games—an annual "sport" in which the last person alive is the winner—she sets in motion events that change the world. And in case you haven't heard, Suzanne Collins is releasing on May 19 a prequel novel, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, that takes place more than 50 years earlier. Now is a great time to revisit the trilogy...before you pick up the new book.

A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Most famous, perhaps, for writing Tarzan of the Apes, Edgar Rice Burroughs is also considered one of the grandparents of science fiction through his series of books starring John Carter. When Captain Carter is unexpectedly transported to Mars, he discovers warring factions, reptilian residents, and a beautiful princess who captures his heart. Read this if you want to get your classics on.

Edge of Collapse by Kyla Stone

Held captive for years in a basement, Hannah is unexpectedly freed from her kidnapper when an EMP knocks out the power and the electronic lock that kept her prisoner—as well as the whole power grid of the United States. So begins Hannah's journey, both physically and mentally, to escape to a new future fraught with challenges she could never imagine. Books one, two, and three are available in Kindle Unlimited, and books four and five are scheduled for release later in 2020.

Emergency Skin by N. K. Jemisin

N. K. Jemisin has plenty of talented company in the Forward collection (Andy Weir, Veronica Roth, and Blake Crouch, among others), but this story has not only nabbed a Hugo Award nomination but will make readers chuckle at their own assumptions even as they absorb the story's warning.

The First Girl Child by Amy Harmon

Amy Harmon wields both her historical fiction skills and her love of the fantastical to create a novel about a country who has been cursed. No female children have been born in Saylok in more than ten years. But when Alba is born, she and her protector, Bayr, could have a more powerful effect on the kingdom's destiny than the original curse did. Romantic and riveting.

Wool Omnibus Edition by Hugh Howey

To protect itself from the planet's poisoned surface, humanity lives in a silo hundreds of floors deep. Keeping the peace falls to sheriff Holsten. But when a crime threatens to undermine the delicate balance of power between the levels, unexpected events and revelations shake the philosophical foundations on which the silo is built.

The Mongoliad

Neal Stephenson, Greg Bear, Nicole Galland, and several other authors came together to create an original and elaborate story that travels from battles with the Mongols in the 12th century up through more modern times. Get ready for lots of sword fighting!

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