Few books about other planets really dive into how wildly different aliens ecosystems could be from ours. These books take a stab at it. Continue reading
If you’re a fan of these games, you should definitely check out these books. If not, you have important research (read: play the games a lot) to do before reading. Continue reading
When authors hit it out of the park on their first book, they often go on to have stellar careers, but some, including a few authors on this list, decide one is enough.
Why, yes, women will kick ass in the future, too.
I first saw the word “seapunk” in an ad for an aquarium, and as a lapsed marine biologist who loves science fiction, I liked it immediately, despite the “punk” in its name making it a little cheesy.
Everyone on Earth now has a slightly more developed feel for what it’s like to live through a pandemic. Note that not all of these books feature a horrifying descent into a plague-ridden apocalypse; some go in stranger and quirkier directions.
Even in the future, hardboiled detectives will put everything on the line to solve baffling cases of murdered little nobodies that everyone else wants to forget. And despite being filled to the brim with cynicism so thick you could spread it on toast, they’re still driven by a small kernel of integrity that they can’t shake loose, no matter how hard they try.
With very few of us on vacation at the beach right now, diving into someone’s deep blue imagination can be just as thrilling as a splash in the ocean.
With an emphasis on more recently-written books, this list should provide fun, thoughtful fare.
Gothic science fiction (or “space goth”) focuses on the macabre, reveling in mystery, darkness, death, decay, madness, and monsters. Bonus goth points if vampires or werewolves appear and are explained non-magically.
There are supernatural elements in some gothic SF, so I recommend relaxing your definitions of what is or isn’t science fiction, and drift down the black river of the irrational into these stories.
I’ve read that the most futuristic-sounding technologies tend to be ones that could be achieved in the next fifty years. Oddly, if you made that list today (flying cars, bases on the moon, self-aware AI), it’d be similar to that list made 50 years ago.