While best known for his Thomas Covenant epic fantasy, Donaldson has also written one of the best science fiction stories. The Real Story and its four sequels are riveting. Nothing is quite what it seems and the gritty, complex characters drive a narrative where anything is possible.
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A breakout author in recent years! The story of slave Darrow rising above his status to take on his overlords is new and fresh and is filled with amazingly-wrought characters and action-packed sequences. An instant classic. The classic about a crew of humans and aliens investigating a massive ring built around a sunlike star is so influential that theoretical alien megastructures have come to be called Niven rings.
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Shikasta is the first in her Canopus in Argos series, a sequence of five science fiction novels examining the ways in which societies evolve. Shikasta is written as an archival history of a thinly-veiled Earth and its development through the influences of three advanced alien civilizations, especially the Canopus, who try to steer humanity away from mass destruction and a third World War. Gutsy, strange, and sympathetic, Slaughterhouse-Five is Vonnegut at his best.
The first book in The Themis Files trilogy, which was completed this year, examines how the discovery of an ancient alien artifact on earth affects both individuals and the world. Both a spoof on cyberpunk tropes and an entertaining story in its own right, Snow Crash follows the adventures of Hiro Protagonist and Yours Truly as they try to uncover the cause of a virus infecting hackers that may be connected to the Tower of Babel.
Stephenson combines excellent world building with research into linguistics and history. Check it out soon as an Amazon television show based on the book is in the works. My personal favorite book on this list.
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The Sparrow is a profoundly empathetic novel about a Jesuit mission to an inhabited planet. This book moved me to tears. Beginning with a computer error in a laboratory that releases a global pandemic, King builds an epic story of survival, resilience, and the ultimate struggle of good vs. It melds elements of horror, fantasy, and post-apocalyptic sci-fi into a 1, page doorstop of a novel that cemented Stephen King as the pre-eminent horror writer of his generation.
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A flu pandemic devastates humanity, killing off almost everyone and bringing modern civilization to a grinding halt. Station Eleven explores the first days of the epidemic, as well as the future it created. This oddly optimistic work of apocalyptic literature teaches us that survival alone is insufficient, and that we must have art to give it meaning.
Despite his relatively small body of work, Ted Chiang has made a serious impression on the science fiction landscape. A seminal, genre-defining work and a perfect distillation of the ways in which speculative fiction examines what it is to be human. This is the story of a human man raised by Martians, entirely isolated from his own species — and on his return to Earth, he finds he has just as much to learn from humanity as he does to teach them. Survival , the first book in the Species Imperative trilogy, is the story of a Mackenzie Connor, a biologist in the Pacific Northwest who finds herself drawn into an interstellar interspecies conflict when an envoy from an alien species who hopes she can help him determine the fate of a mysterious dead zone in space known as the Chasm.
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Ky Vatta is the only girl in a family of sons, and the only one to ditch the family business of trade in favor of a military career. When Staff Sergeant Torin Kerr and her platoon are pulled from leave for a supposedly easy mission, they have no idea that they are about to walk into a conflict greater than any they had faced before. Two lovers are separated in a world of mutant meerkats, decadent cities, and underworld labyrinths full of stitched-together monsters in this classic work of unclassifiable but brilliant literature from Southern Reach trilogy Jeff VanderMeer.
Viriconium is the story of a city, or rather, versions of the same city. Who can forget this classic tale of alien invasion? As the widely-told story goes, the radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds briefly incited panic among millions of American listeners as they believed the nation was truly under attack by alien invaders although it might not have happened exactly like that.
Regardless, the tale now holds a firm place in our pop-cultural history, and has inspired countless adaptations and original works of science fiction throughout the hundred years since it was published. Dean Koontz has made a career out of infusing sci-fi and speculative trappings into his particular brand of horror. Featuring a super-intelligent Golden Retriever and relentless genetically engineered monstrosity, Watchers explores themes that would become common in Koontz work going forward — shady government organizations and the ethical quandaries of unchecked scientific advancement.
With Watchers , Koontz really began to find his footing as a writer. In the s, Connie Ramos finds herself wrongfully imprisoned in a mental institution, where she is contacted by Luciente, an emissary from a utopian society in the year , who shows her a classless, highly individualistic future focused on social justice and self-actualization. World War Z is a chronicle of the end of the world — or, as its subtitle indicates, an oral history of the zombie apocalypse. Share: Share on Facebook. Resources and Downloads. More books in this series: Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the.
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Your First Name. Postal Code. Thank you! A multitude of astonishingly creative and gifted writers are boldly exploring the mythic past, the paranormal present, and the promises and perils of myriad alternate worlds and futures.
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