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19 Best Science Fiction Horror Books

sci fi horror

By Jerad Marantz. Check out his site for lots of cool aliens.

Horror seems like a strange thing to enjoy reading: why would you want to be terrified while mental images of grotesque bloodshed are burned into your head? What’s wrong with you?

Of course, nothing’s wrong with you. One of the jobs of fiction is to give us clues on how to survive, and seeing how characters defeat horrific beasts gives us hope in fighting our own monsters.

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21 Best Science Fiction Graphic Novels

From Sketching from the Imagination: Sci-fi by 3dtotal Publishing

There’s still a stigma to reading comics. As a grown man, I wouldn’t do it in public. However, at home, I love them and I encourage my kid to read every comic he gets his hands on.

At their best, comics (and their thicker brethren, graphic novels) combine deep, thoughtful storytelling with real works of art. I’m glad to see that great comics are still being written and drawn (and inked and colored) and that science fiction is really well represented in the comics world.

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13 Best Chinese Science Fiction Books

Chinese Science Fiction

Science fiction in China was repressed as recently as the 1980s as “spiritual pollution.” Fortunately, in the past two decades, Chinese science fiction has blossomed, and the United States is finally getting to read some of it.

Much of this access is due to the translation efforts of Ken Liu, an excellent author in his own right.

Want the big picture of science fiction from China? Well, in Ken’s own words:

“China is also going through a massive social, cultural, and technological transformation involving more than a billion people of different ethnicities, cultures, classes, and ideological sympathies, and it is impossible for anyone, even people who are living through these upheavals, to claim to know the entire picture.

China is dreaming, and its dreams contain multitudes.”

Many of the younger science fiction dreamers in China focus on short stories instead of books, so several of those are listed below. Links go to collections that contain their stories.

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19 Best Science Fiction Books of 2016

The future had a good year in 2016. Great writing, amazing stories, and tons of genre-bending. Fantasy, romance, zombies, data-vampires and more make it into some of the best books of the year. It’s an exciting, wild mix, just like a party with friends, family, bikers, drag queens, drag queen bikers, people from the future, flirty robots, and sentient dogs (not sentient cats—they just eat all the appetizers without talking to anyone).

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