This week we spotlight a technothriller with a Silicon Valley vibe, a new sci-fi release and a nonfiction work that will transport you back to the era of King Louis XIV’s France.
This week’s top curated picks:
Indie ebook spotlight
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Technothriller: Silicon Valley billionaire Liz Trammell, founder of a company translates every language in real time, sets out to build the world’s tallest tower in the American heartland. But things quickly turn dark in this “love story and futuristic joy ride” that captures the spirit of Silicon Valley and its impact on society.
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Sci-fi: In this new release, cities all around the world reported strange alien vessels descending. Soon, as people everywhere disappear, Dean seemingly becomes the last man on Earth. But not everything is as it seems.
Historical nonfiction: The author moves from court to country, king to commoner, illuminating the best and the worst of Louis XIV’s France. The New York Times calls it “witty, judicious and extremely well written … social history at its best.”
Cozy mystery: When Lola Pink, failed psychic, takes a job with the infamous Dane Clark, she’s in over her head. Not only is she tasked to find a missing blueprint worth millions, but she can’t seem to keep her feelings for her boss in check.
Indie Film Watch
Grace Van Patten and Callum Turner in “Tramps.” (Courtesy of Netflix)
Indie filmmaker Adam Leon’s second feature (after “Gimme the Loot”) stars Callum Turner and Grace Van Patten as two attractive young strangers who get into trouble when they fail to exchange a briefcase cleanly, leading to all sorts of rom-com complications in their efforts to retrieve it.
Available on Netflix