Science Fiction Books to read
This week, The New Yorker published their first ever science fiction issue, filled with speculative stories from popular authors, many not necessarily known for their sci-fi writing: Junot Díaz, Jennifer Egan, Sam Lipsyte, Jonathan Lethem. In truth, we’re kind of amazed that it took The New Yorker this long to do a science fiction issue, but that doesn’t make us any less psyched to delve into it. However, we’ve heard more than one mutinous grumble from readers who don’t like — or think they don’t like — the genre, and consider this week’s issue a waste. In an attempt to convert them (though probably not before the next week’s issue comes out), we’ve put together this list of sci-fi books for people who don’t read sci-fi books. Whether you’re curious but not sure where to start or you’ve decided along the way that you just can’t stomach the stuff (read: you need to be tricked and cajoled), we have a book for you here, so click through and get to expanding your horizons. And hey, sci-fi buffs: be sure to add to our list in the comments!
Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card
This captivating, complex, read-it-in-one-sitting novel is always the first one we recommend to anyone looking to dip their toe into the science fiction genre. It has action, sure, but its strength is in the psychological development of Ender, as he manipulates and is manipulated by the system. Plus, they’re finally making it into a movie starring Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Abigail Breslin and Asa Butterfield (aka Hugo) as Ender. So you should probably read it before then.
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So want to compare books read?2009-04-24 10:06:49 by ConInExile
Not enough room here but I bet I can beat your list of books I have actually read... not counting the science fiction, horror, fantasy books on my shelves.
Just a quick handful
Secrets of the Temple
How the Scots invented Western Civilization
Just a quick few that I have read over the years.
Looking for science or historic book suggestions2005-12-01 14:41:03 by JACJ
My daughter is at about a 7th grade reading level and is interested in books that have science themes (we just read A Wrinkle in Time, talks about atoms and 2-dimensional worlds, etc) and books that are sort of historical fiction (she loved Ben and Me about a mouse who was friends with Ben Franklin, but hates the American Girl books, they tend to be too fluffy.)
She especially likes adventures!
Any suggestions out there?
Read about/participate with my epic fiction book2007-10-04 15:17:29 by Sabrean
My name is Chris "Coach K" Kincey, marketing consultant by trade... (you can Google my name to read some of the stuff I've written).
My Pen name is Christopher Weldon (Weldon is my late twin brother's name)
I am writing an epic fiction novel titled "Sabrean: One, For All" and I'd like to get feedback on what I'm presenting to the world.
Thus far, I had a publisher (specializing in children's books - which is not an entire stretch, but the scope of this book goes far beyond that) but he recently died of cancer, so I'm following his last request as my mentor and starting my own publishing company and will market it myself
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