10 new science fiction and fantasy novels to check out this August

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I always enjoy a good space opera thriller. In recent weeks, I’ve been reading Dan Moren’s latest book, The Bayern Agenda, which I’d characterize as John le Carré meets Battlestar Galactica.

In it, Simon Kovalic is an intelligence agent for the Commonwealth of Independent Systems, which has been engaged in a sort of cold war with the Illyrican Empire. He was injured in the course of his last mission, and his covert team of operatives has been handed over to his ex-wife, Lieutenant Commander Natalie Taylor, for a mission to the banking planet Bayern Corporation. When he’s tipped off that their cover might have been blown, it’s up to him to go in and save them. The book is the perfect beach read for science fiction fans, with plenty of…

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