Once again I’m not participating in Top Ten Tuesday this week. Instead, I am doing…
Actually this is a little impromptu because I don’t have this list scheduled, lol. However it occurred to me last week that there are plenty of science fiction novels out there that I just have not gotten around to yet xP
As an aside, I’m linking this as part of the 100 Things: A Blogging Challenge I’ve been slowly getting through as some of these titles were meant to be mentioned there and I just decided to lump them all together in this one list 😉
In no particular order:
- Isaac Asimov’s Foundation — I’ve picked this book up several times in the bookstore and flipped through it a bit but never got around to actually purchasing it and reading it. It definitely sounds like a novel I’d be interested in, the scope sounds incredible
- Philip K. Dick’s Collected Works — So many movies were adapted from his short stories, I’ve been meaning forever to read the original works. It’s nice to know you can actually pick up the collection…
- Iain M. Banks’ Consider Phlebas — Or anything/everything from his Culture book series. It’s been on my wishlist for so long and until now I still haven’t gotten around to it…
- Alastair Reynolds’ Revelation Space — I think this is more on the hard-science fiction spectrum of the genre but the premise of the series sounds really interesting, a mix of space opera with the hard sci-fi.
- Vernor Vinge’s A Fire Upon the Deep — Another author from the genre that I’ve heard loads about but never quite got around to checking out. Been eyeing this one and his Across Realtime books but I think between the two I’d check this title out first
- Kim Stanley Robinson’s Red Mars — His Mars trilogy sounds like an absolutely feat and the concept of cultivating Mars for habitation sounds really intriguing.
- Dan Simmons’ Hyperion — I’ve read his novel Drood (review) years ago while I was studying abroad and had been curious to check out his science fiction titles. I’ve heard this series was particularly lyrical.
- John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War — I’ve read Redshirts (review) earlier this year but this book is considered one of his best works. And the premise really sounds interesting.
- Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 — Actually forgot to include some dystopian literature in my 10 sci-fi novels list a few weeks ago. My brother has been telling me to read this for years and despite having read Orwell’s books and Huxley’s Brave New World, etc., I still haven’t read this. Maybe next year will be the year I read it?
- Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001: A Space Odyssey — Another classic title I haven’t read…yet
And those are just some of the science fiction titles I’ve been meaning to check out for the longest time! Have you read some of these books? Did you enjoy them/would recommend them to me? Let me know! 🙂