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message 1: by StarMan, Co-Mod Space Snail (last edited Apr 12, 2017 06:24PM) (new)

StarMan (thestarman) | 1807 comments Mod
FREE Science Fiction from BAEN Pubishers:

http://www.baen.com/catalog/category/...


FREE Science Fiction & Fantasy books for KINDLE:

https://www.freebooksy.com/read/genre...


message 2: by StarMan, Co-Mod Space Snail (new)

StarMan (thestarman) | 1807 comments Mod
Some suggested SciFi/Fantasy books for October reading:

http://www.unboundworlds.com/2017/10/...


message 3: by Just Elise (new)

Just Elise (justelise) | 176 comments A few on that list are intriguing. Unfortunately for me, they're mostly installments in series I haven't started yet.

The one I'm looking forward to most is The Iron Season by Helene Wecker - the sequel to The Golem and the Jinni.

I've been looking forward to it ever since it was announced. Last I heard, the publication date was supposed to be in October of this year. I haven't heard any updates on that for a while, so hopefully that's still the plan.

My rating for The Golem and the Jinni when I read it was four stars, but based on how eager I've been for its sequel, I might have to bump it up to five. Not many books have that effect, from my experience, and I think it's a mark of an exceptional work.

I'll also include Chuck Wendig's newest Miriam Black book, The Raptor & the Wren, which just came out yesterday. I've only read the first book so far, but it seems like a fun series. So I'm not exactly anticipating it, but he can keep 'em coming. ;)


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StarMan (thestarman) | 1807 comments Mod
Looking for something different?

https://www.tor.com/2018/01/22/fighti...




message 5: by StarMan, Co-Mod Space Snail (new)

StarMan (thestarman) | 1807 comments Mod
Top 50 Science Fiction books (a Goodreads discussion/list):

https://www.goodreads.com/blog/show/987


How many have you read? (24 for me!)


message 6: by Candace (new)

Candace (candywilliams) | 413 comments I've read nine. But some of them I've re-read multiple times!


message 7: by Vickie (new)

Vickie (bookfan4ever) | 445 comments Sadly only two. There's a bunch I've been wanting to read but just haven't gotten around to them. :-( I've seen some of the movie versions, though, so does that count? ;oD


message 8: by Erin (new)

Erin | 579 comments 9 here... There are a couple I started but gave up on. Only a few on my TBR list.
Kindred is currently available through the Hoopla Book Club: https://theclub.hoopladigital.com
I hope to read it soon!


message 9: by Sherry (new)

Sherry 10 for me, with 10 on my sci-fi TBR shelf. I was surprised by a couple of them as I hadn’t associated them with sci-fi.


message 10: by Erin (new)

Erin | 579 comments So... I just finished Kindred and have to say that it has absolutely no right to be on that list of 50 top science fiction books. It is not science fiction!


message 11: by Keli, Keli Snail (new)

Keli | 402 comments Mod
Erin wrote: "So... I just finished Kindred and have to say that it has absolutely no right to be on that list of 50 top science fiction books. It is not science fiction!"

I've had that book in my tbr pile for a couple of years, I'm going to have to read it. It's a time travel read, right?
What would you say the genre is?


message 12: by Erin (new)

Erin | 579 comments Keli wrote: "Erin wrote: "So... I just finished Kindred and have to say that it has absolutely no right to be on that list of 50 top science fiction books. It is not science fiction!"

I've had tha..."


There’s “time travel” but the story contains absolutely no science whatsoever. The author herself described it as a “grim fantasy” and I would say that’s pretty accurate.


message 13: by Keli, Keli Snail (new)

Keli | 402 comments Mod
Erin wrote: "Keli wrote: "Erin wrote: "So... I just finished Kindred and have to say that it has absolutely no right to be on that list of 50 top science fiction books. It is not science fiction!"
..."


Grim fantasy, I like it. So it's not all science-y like The Three-Body Problem or Dark Matter, more like Outlander, then, which could never be tagged as sci-fi. Well, unless one want to be wrong.


message 14: by Keli, Keli Snail (new)

Keli | 402 comments Mod
9 seems to be the magic number, as that's all I've read too. But I've started three more and have another five in my tbr pile. They just keep getting bumped cos of challenges.


message 15: by Erin (last edited May 31, 2019 08:42AM) (new)

Erin | 579 comments Keli wrote: "Erin wrote: "Keli wrote: "Erin wrote: "So... I just finished Kindred and have to say that it has absolutely no right to be on that list of 50 top science fiction books. It is not scien..."

Yes, definitely more like Outlander than Dark Matter, haha!


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message 17: by [deleted user] (new)

I have only read 5! It’s a really cool list though, could be a challenge (that goes on for years).


message 18: by StarMan, Co-Mod Space Snail (new)

StarMan (thestarman) | 1807 comments Mod
Aya wrote: "I have only read 5! It’s a really cool list though, could be a challenge (that goes on for years)."

Hi Aya, I'm glad we have another SciFi reader in the group. There are a few of us now!


message 19: by [deleted user] (new)

I love sci fi and Fantasy, but as I have grown older I find myself a little...cannot find the word in English...I read 50 pages and decide if I should go on, I tried Asimov The Foundation series but grew borred! I wish I had read them as a child, they are still on my TBR


message 20: by StarMan, Co-Mod Space Snail (new)

StarMan (thestarman) | 1807 comments Mod
Star Wars books in chronological order:

https://www.youtini.com/list/star-war...

As with the numerous Star Trek books out there, many authors have contributed to the Star Wars print world.

4 of the older ones I've read were:

Splinter of the Mind's Eye (1978, Alan Dean Foster)
Han Solo at Stars' End (1979, Brian Daley)
Han Solo's Revenge (1979, Brian Daley)
Han Solo and the Lost Legacy (1980, Brian Daley)

These are mostly rated 3.3 to 3.5 stars by GR raters. The most memorable for me was the 'Splinter' book, in which Leia has a surprise for us all. I enjoy the SW books that are NOT re-hashes of the actual movies, but instead provide new stories we've never seen.




message 21: by Vickie (new)

Vickie (bookfan4ever) | 445 comments I like this site too...

https://www.yodasdatapad.com/booklist...

I hope to make my way through all the books... eventually, lol! I loved The Legacy of the Force series and Fate of the Jedi series. I hear the X-Wing books are fantastic too, so I might hit those next.😊


message 22: by [deleted user] (new)

These lists are great, thanks guys.


message 23: by StarMan, Co-Mod Space Snail (new)

StarMan (thestarman) | 1807 comments Mod



message 24: by Candace (new)

Candace (candywilliams) | 413 comments StarMan wrote: ""

Aaahahahahaaaa!


message 25: by StarMan, Co-Mod Space Snail (new)

StarMan (thestarman) | 1807 comments Mod
A list of "23 Best Modern Post-apocalyptic Books":

https://best-sci-fi-books.com/23-best...

I've only read 6 of 'em, but added some of the others to my WantToREad list.


Here's a similar list of "The 50 Greatest Apocalypse Novels":

https://lithub.com/the-50-greatest-ap...


message 26: by Ushashi (new)

Ushashi (ushashib) | 63 comments Great links. I am gonna pile up on my TBR. Thanks, StarMan!


message 27: by Vickie (new)

Vickie (bookfan4ever) | 445 comments Awesome, thanks Tim! Just more books added to my ever-growing pile.😄😉


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