Category: Sci Fi

Books
Category Title Author Rating Description
Sci Fi Hyperion Cantos Dan Simmons
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The epic, other-worldly masterpiece that got me interested in sci-fi.
Sci Fi The Diamond Age Neal Stephenson
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Quite possibly the most complex, intelligent, and well-written piece of literature ever created.
Sci Fi Perdido Street Station China Mieville
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A perfect <a href="http://dusk.
Sci Fi Down and Out In the Magic Kingdom Cory Doctorow
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A fun, unusual, and extrodinarily believable near-future tale set in Disneyland.
Sci Fi Altered Carbon Richard K. Morgan
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This is a fast-action sci-fi detective story with some series teeth.
Sci Fi Snow Crash Neal Stephenson
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There's only one word to describe this book: bad-ass.
Sci Fi Market Forces Richard K. Morgan
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A fast, hard, and raw tale set in an imaginative capitalism-gone-wrong world of corporate mayhem.
Sci Fi The Chronoliths Robert Charles Wilson
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At first I wasn't into it, but it developed into a clever tale of time-travel interdependency.
Sci Fi Gun, with Occassional Music Jonathan Lethem
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Film noire murder mystery meets off-the-wall sci-fi meets strange drug trip.
Sci Fi Ilium Dan Simmons
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Far-future scifi blended with Greek mythology.
Sci Fi The Speed of Dark Elizabeth Moon
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This fictional character study of an autistic man in a near-future setting.
Sci Fi Terenesia Greg Egan
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I might call this a genetics thriller, sort if in the same category as Jurasic Park, but not lame.
Sci Fi Revelation Space Alastair Reynolds
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A far-future space opera with all the fixins'.
Sci Fi Pastwatch Orson Scott Card
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That the Europeans conquered the Americans instead of the other way around hinged on only a few minor factors.
Sci Fi Distress Greg Egan
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Egan seemlessly weaves biology, genetics, physics, and artificial intelligence to create an extremely believable...
Sci Fi Ender's Game Orson Scott Card
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Much has been written about the Ender series; many rank it as some of the top sci-fi of all time.
Sci Fi Memory Linda Nagata
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Sci-fi posing as fantasy.
Sci Fi Ringworld Larry Niven
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Typically I'm not into scifi classics, but this one is an exception.
Sci Fi Endymion Dan Simmons
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The sequel to <a href="/books/show/27">Hyperion Cantos</a>, it has a sort of tacked-on feel and lacks the incredible...
Sci Fi Rise of Endymion Dan Simmons
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The finale of the Hyperion -> Endymion series.
Sci Fi Zodiac Neal Stephenson
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Consider this a warm-up for Neal Stephenson.
Sci Fi The Line of Polity Neal Asher
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This one makes a great intro to sci-fi if you're new to the genre.
Sci Fi Dune Frank Herbert
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Sand worms, crysknives, Bene Gesserit, the spice - who doesn't love Dune?
Sci Fi Treason Orson Scott Card
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Card's first novel never got much attention, which is a shame because I think this is one of his more interesting works.
Sci Fi Slow River Nicola Griffith
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Lesbians and sci-fi, how can you go wrong?
Sci Fi Manifold Time Stephen Baxter
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Sold science and mathematical theory mixes with a character-driven story.
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