By Blake Crouch,

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the bestselling author of Dark Matter and the Wayward Pines trilogy comes a relentless thriller about time, identity, and memory—his most mind-boggling, irresistible work to date, and the inspiration for Shondaland’s upcoming Netflix film.

“Gloriously twisting . . . a heady campfire tale of…

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Recursion tells a time travel story in a way we don’t often see in science fiction, focusing less on the tech, and far more on the personal impact it has on the lives of each character. This isn’t the story of time machines—though the means of time travel depicted here is quite cool and unique. It’s a story about several people who become ensnared in a scheme to misuse the technology, and how quickly matters can go off the rails—with devastating consequences—even when you’re trying to do the right thing.

The latter part of book has urban destruction on a massive scale done over and over. New York, just like a cat, has nine lives. But most of the book does not have an urban focus and it is somewhat of a misfit in this urban collection of best reads. Nonetheless, it is a sensational mind-spinning exposition on the precariousness of memory. It is the most mesmerizing and best page-turner on my list. What if your memory right now is not genuine but manufactured to feel very real? Now, suppose society at large absorbed these fabricated memories akin to a…

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