Book The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet (Becky Chambers). My rating: Fun, interesting, unique, and with REALLY well-written characters (all of them)! When the book ended I was sad to say goodbye to this crew I'd come to know so well.
"The restoration game", by Ken MacLeod - There is no such place as Krassnia. Lucy Stone should know--she was born there. In that tiny, troubled region of the former Soviet Union, revolution is brewing. Its organizers need a safe place to meet, and where better than the virtual spaces of an online game? Lucy, who works for a start-up games company in Edinburgh, has a project that almost seems made for the job: a game inspired by The Krassniad, an epic folk tale concocted by Lucy's mother.
"Invisible planets: an anthology of Chinese SF", edited by Ken Liu - Liu Cixin’s “Taking Care of God” relates the problems that arise when the ancient interstellar travellers who created human civilization return to Earth. Ma Boyong’s “The City of Silence” is set in a future where all communication is rigidly controlled by a totalitarian government, and Xia Jia’s “Night Journey of the Dragon-Horse” takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where machines have outlived the humans who made them.