Hi guys I have some science fiction recommendations. It’s only in the last year or so that I’ve become more interested in reading sci-fi and I’ve been really enjoying reading the genre more, so it stands to reason I have more to recommend to you guys :). I’m excited to try out even more sci-fi books in the future. Let’s get started.
Ready Player One / Ernest Cline / ★★★★
To be honest it’s been a couple of years since I’ve read this but it was great book and unlike anything else I’ve read. Looking back now its probably a 3.5 star read but I rated it 4 stars after I finished it. I did find it took me a little while to get into it but after a couple of chapters it was fine. I did find that the writing is a little too descriptive at times though. The characters are well written and their development throughout the book is good. The 80’s references dotted throughout the book are great, although I think alot of them went over my head. It didn’t detract from my enjoyment. Overall it is a little too long and too detailed at times, but it is a pretty enjoyable book and I would recommend it, especially if you are a science fiction fan.
The Abyss Beyond Dreams / Peter F. Hamilton / ★★★★
This was a great book. Now I haven’t read any of the other books set in this world – I think there is a series attach to this book, but I didn’t find it detracted too much from the story. There were times I was a little confused as it is a pretty dense read, so perhaps it’s best to have read the other books to get a better understanding. It’s definitely not necessary though. The characters are well written, the writing is good and the plot is mostly engaging. It is a bit slow towards the middle but it does pick up. The main thing I love about this book is the concept – it is just so interesting. I think at times it didn’t quite work in practice. Having said all that I did end up enjoying this and I will definitely be checking out the sequel when it comes out in paperback.
The Southern Reach trilogy / Jeff Vandermeer / ★★★★
Made up of Annihilation, Authority and Acceptance. This is a fantastic and creepy trilogy. For me, one of the best things about these books is the atmosphere. Everything seems so vague and mysterious, so through the three books there is quite a creepy atmosphere. The characters are intriguing, the writing is good and it is unlike anything I’ve read before. The second book was a weakest in opinion as it did drag a little at times but it was still good. This will definitely not be to everyone’s tastes, probably due to it’s writing style. I really enjoyed it though and I really want to try out Vandermeer’s latest book, Borne.
Fuzzy Nation / John Scalzi / ★★★★★
This was my first book by this author and I’ve slowly been making my way through his other books ever since. It is such an entertaining and enjoyable read. I really enjoyed the characters, the concept was great and the humour was done quite well. This was one of those books I really enjoyed and I would highly recommend it.
I’m definitely getting more into science fiction recently but I still don’t read alot of it. I hope to try out more this year and I hope you guys like my recommendations. I really enjoyed each of these book so I thought I’d share them with you. I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.