Gravity is mildly retro, having been written in the 1990s and features several space shuttles, but it’s one of the most fast-paced books I’ve ever read. It’s as much a medical thriller as a science fiction adventure.
Estranged from her husband, a brilliant research physician achieves her dream of running experiments on the International Space Station, but one of the experiments turns wildly lethal. Rescue missions run into their own troubles.
I don’t want to give any more away.
Recommendation: Read it! I’m looking forward to reading more of Tess Gerritsen’s books.
I had thought the near-future Daemon was a YA book, but nope, it is definitely not. No Y, all A.
A carefully-crafted artificial intelligence is unleashed after its creator’s death and quickly becomes one of the most powerful forces in the world.
Daemon is a fast-paced thriller with a fascinating villain and a surprising, always-twisting plot. Even with uneven writing and thin character development, I found myself eager to get back to reading it every day.
Author Daniel Suarez has serious computer bona fides, spending years as a senior systems analyst, and his description of what software can and can’t do has the ring of truth, often missing from other stories featuring artificial intelligence.
Recommendation: Read it, if you’re after page-turning fun.
Science fiction thrillers are fast-paced yarns with aliens breathing down your neck, nanobots already cruising through your bloodstream, and world-killer asteroids that just entered the atmosphere.