Chosen by Nancy Hightower in the @washingtonpost
  1. "What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours," by Helen Oyeyemi (Riverhead, $27)
    A series of loosely connected, magically tinged tales about personal and social justice. Built around the idea of keys, locks and magic doors, the stories cover a wide territory — from mythology and fairy tales to smartphones and YouTube stars.
  2. "The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories," by Ken Liu (Saga, $24.99)
    This sweeping collection of stories and novellas from the acclaimed author of “The Grace of Kings” includes his Hugo award-winner “Mono No Aware” and Nebula finalists “The Waves” and “All the Flavors.”
  3. "Quantum Night," by Robert J. Sawyer (Ace, $27)
    At the center of "Quantum Night" is Jim Marchuk, a quiet, unassuming experimental psychologist whose specialty is psychopaths. While being cross-examined during a court case, he realizes that six months of his memories have been erased, the result of a neurological experiment that had briefly turned him into a raging psychopath.