This is the author (Zenna Henderson) and set of stories (The People) I mentioned and recommended at the last meeting. (links in comments)
The Strugatsy brothers wrote Roadside Picnic about someone who steals mysterious objects for profit. It was made into the movie Stalker.
Correction: Perdido Street Station.
Re last night's discussion: you might be interested in The New Weird by Ann and Jeff Van DerMeer. A collection of short stories.
My favorite China Mieville books: Perdido Street Statio , The Scar. Much more entertaining than The City, etc.
Copies of Binti seem sparse in nearby libraries. I requested mine from JerseyCat. The book is short. Maybe some of us can share.
I suggest we start a group discussion of books to talk about in the coming year. I know members have different feelings about this subject.
Re next books to read: have you read The Last Detective? I'll look up author and prizes.