Robot Overlords

A selection of books that fit each month's Robot Overlords theme.

Updated September 12, 2023
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The southern book club's guide to slaying vampires
Hendrix, Grady
"This funny and fresh take on a classic tale manages to comment on gender roles, racial disparities, and white privilege all while creeping me all the way out. So good."-Zakiya Dalila Harris, author of The Other Black Girl Steel Magnolias meets Dracula in this New...
Survive the night : a novel
Sager, Riley
THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER One of New York Times Book Review's "summer reads guaranteed to make your heart thump and your skin crawl"; An Amazon Best of the Month Pick; Named a must-read summer book by The Washington Post, USA Today, Vulture<...
Murder road
St. James, Simone
A young couple find themselves haunted by a string of gruesome murders committed along an old deserted road in this terrifying new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Cold Cases. July 1995. April and Eddie have taken a wrong turn....
A game of thrones
Martin, George R. R.
NOW THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONES--THE MASTERPIECE THAT BECAME A CULTURAL PHENOMENON   Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King's Landing....
The eye of the world
Jordan, Robert
The Wheel of Time is now an original series on Prime Video, starring Rosamund Pike as Moiraine! The Eye of the World, the first novel in Robert Jordan's #1 New York Times bestselling epic fantasy series, The Wheel of Time®, follows Moiraine Damodred as she...
Assassin's Apprentice, Vol. 1
Hobb, Robin.
The first installment of Robin Hobb's New York Times bestselling fantasy epic, The Assassin's Apprentice (Farseer Trilogy), comes to life in comics form! When the illegitimate son of a royal prince is discovered in a poor backwater, the boy's life changes forever....
Good omens : the nice and accurate prophecies of Agnes Nutter, witch
Gaiman, Neil.
"Reads like the Book of Revelation, rewritten by Monty Python." -- San Francisco Chronicle The classic novel of angels, demons, and Armageddon from the internationally bestselling authors Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, now a Prime original series starring Michael Sheen and...
Stardust
Gaiman, Neil.
An enchanting fairy tale by master storyteller Neil Gaiman, full of unexpected adventures, true love, whimsy, wonder, and plenty of magic. Tristran Thorn will do anything to win the cold heart of beautiful Victoria Forester--even fetch her the star they watch fall from the night sky....
Midnight on Beacon Street : a novel
Verona, Emily Ruth
"Midnight on Beacon Street is a lot of things. It's a taut thriller about a babysitter and two kids surviving one weird night. It's a celebration of classic horror movies. It's a creepy narrative that involves a ghost and late night home break-ins. And, most important, it's a lot of fun. . ....
Silver nitrate
Moreno-Garcia, Silvia
NATIONAL BESTSELLER * From the author of The Daughter of Doctor Moreau and Mexican Gothic comes a fabulous meld of Mexican horror movies and Nazi occultism: a dark thriller about the curse that haunts a legendary lost film--and awakens one woman's hidden powers. ...
The wonder state
Murphy, Sara Flannery
From the author of Girl One comes a spellbinding adventure about a strange power lurking in the Arkansas Ozarks, and the group of friends obsessed with finding it. Five friends arrive back in Eternal Springs, Arkansas, the small town they all fled after high school...
Burn the negative
Winning, Joshua
*Long-listed for the Bram Stoker Award* In this incendiary mash-up of horror and suspense, a notorious slasher film is remade...and the curse that haunted it is reawakened. Fresh off the plane in L.A., here to visit the set of a new streaming horror series,...
Dead eleven : a novel
Juliano, Jimmy
"An ominously slow burn...Keep the lights on for this one."--A PEOPLE MUST-READ FOR SUMMER "Very creepy...you've been warned."--R.L. STINE "Gripping."--ANA REYES On a creepy island where everyone has a strange obsession with the year 1994, a...
Atomic Anna
Barenbaum, Rachel
Named a Most Anticipated Book by Bookish   Named a Best Book of the Month by Buzzfeed "The novel is masterfully plotted."--New York Times Book Review "Atomic Anna is a dazzling...
Reprieve : a novel
Mattson, James Han
"Like Whitehead's The Intuitionist, Alyssa Cole's When No One Is Watching or Zakiya Dalila Harris' The Other Black Girl, Reprieve straddles genres in the best possible way. . . . Sure to spark conversation and debate at book clubs across the land." -LOS ANGELES TIMES "An eventual American...
Parable of the sower
Butler, Octavia E.
The time is 2025. The place is California, where small walled communities must protect themselves from hordes of desperate scavengers and a roaming band of people addicted to a drug that activates an orgasmic desire to burn, rape and murder. When one small community is overrun, Lauren Olamina, an...
Jurassic Park : a novel
Crichton, Michael
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * From the author of Timeline, Sphere, and Congo, this is the classic thriller of science run amok that took the world by storm. Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's...
Timeline
Crichton, Michael
Michael Crichton's new novel opens on the threshold of the twenty-first century. It is a world of exploding advances on the frontiers of technology. Information moves instantly between two points, without wires or networks. Computers are built from single molecules. Any moment of the past can be...
To say nothing of the dog, or, How we found the bishop's bird stump at last
Willis, Connie.
"Willis effortlessly juggles comedy of manners, chaos theory and a wide range of literary allusions [with a] near flawlessness of plot, character and prose."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) From Connie Willis, winner of multiple Hugo and Nebula Awards, comes a...
Outlander Outlander Series, Book 1
Gabaldon, Diana.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * NOW A STARZ ORIGINAL SERIES  Unrivaled storytelling. Unforgettable characters. Rich historical detail. These are the hallmarks of Diana Gabaldon's work. Her New York Times bestselling Outlander novels have earned the...
The witching hour : a novel
Rice, Anne
From the author of the extraordinary Vampire Chronicles comes a huge, hypnotic novel of witchcraft and the occult through four centuries. Demonstrating, once again, her gift for spellbinding storytelling and the creation of legend, Anne Rice makes real for us a great dynasty of witches-...

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