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19 Best LGBTQ Science Fiction Books

LGBTQ people will pilot spaceships, colonize planets, battle aliens, invent warp engines, and discover all sorts of intergalactic weirdness. So of course there should be great science fiction stories about them.

In the list below, some books focus on sexual identities as a major theme, while others just have a gay character or two. I won’t usually spell out which books are which, because that has the chance of spoiling a plot point, and I’d hate for that to happen.

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13 Best Science Fiction Audiobooks

I get excited by a good book, and sometimes read more quickly than I should. Audiobooks slow me down to a more humane pace, allowing me to really spend time in the words of a book instead of blasting through it. Listening to an audiobook can give me a surprisingly deeper reading experience than, well, reading. I’m not ever giving up paper books, but I’m impressed at the depth of the experience of a really well-done audiobook.
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17 Best Colonization Science Fiction Books

Starting in the fifties, there were tons of books about the colonization of space. Humans went everywhere, and no amount of alien weirdness stopped us.

There are a few recent colonization stories, but the majority of modern science fiction focuses on dystopian societies and post-apocalyptic wastelands.

Maybe this is a coincidence, or maybe as a species, we’re a lot less optimistic than we used to be. Continue reading

19 Best Science Fiction Horror Books

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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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