Summer Reading 2016 -- Fiction

The unofficial start of summer is here, so allow me to share with you a few fiction novels to add to your summer reading list. If you're seeking some fun books for those hours on the beach or other vacation destinations in the months ahead, here are my initial selections.

All the Birds in the Sky
by Charlie Jane Anders
It's a fantasy fable, it's a science fiction yarn, it's a page-turning thriller, with laughs galore and characters that will make your heart melt. To tell you anything about the plot would spoil all the joy of discovery as the unpredictable story unfolds.

by Neal Stephenson
The guy who gave us Anathem, Cryptonomicon, Reamde, The Baroque Cycle, Snow Crash, Zodiac, and The Diamond Age delivers another epic tale of the imagination.  The first sentence gripped me ("The moon blew up without warning and for no apparent reason") and the rest of the tale didn't let me down. It's science fiction at its finest.

Welcome to Night Vale
by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor
You don't need to have heard the podcast on which this quirky novel is based to enjoy every page of it. Aliens, ghosts, angels, government conspiracies, shapeshifters -- they're all here for your amusement.

Which fiction books do you recommend? Let me know by leaving a comment.