Do you know any good sci-fi books?

Asked by Anonymous

I’m sure a lot of science fiction / sci-fi (apparently these are very different) fans would chastise me, since I’ve mostly only read YA science fiction, but here’s some I enjoyed (mostly post-apocalyptic or dystopian):

Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
Pure by Julianna Baggott
Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (a science fiction fanatic friend agrees with me that this is science fiction and she cannot be wrong)
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Insignia by S.J. Kincaid

Adam Roberts is one of my friend’s favourite authors. I’ve picked The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham as my March classic (and I also bought The Chrysalids).

And I really want to read Ready Player One, Ender’s Game, World War Z, The Man in the High Castle, Cloud Atlas (and many more!). You can also check out the ‘science fiction’ tag on my WordPress for science fiction books I’ve reviewed.

I remember when I used to walk straight past the science fiction and fantasy section in bookshops. Now I know that’s where they were keeping all the good books!


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  2. sunkissedwanderer said: I recommend Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch. Urban Fantasy series in London. V Funny too.
  3. vforveronika said: Any book by Octavia Butler! She is a great Sci-Fi author! ..or the African Immortals Series by Tananarive Due!
  4. teresafoo said: Across the universe!