My Sci-Fi TBR

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This week instead of talking about the topic “movie adaptations” which I didn’t have answers for and since it’s Sci-Fi Month I’m talking about the sci-fi books I already own and really want to read soon. I’ve had some of these books for years. It’s time to read them!

Books published 2000 to present

Golden Son by Pierce Brown (audiobook), Red Rising #2

I read the first book in this series and it was very good. I bought the second book shortly after it came out, but haven’t read it yet.

Lines of Departure by Marko Kloos (ebook), Frontlines #2

I read the first book a couple of years ago. It’s military science fiction which I really enjoy.

The Human Division by John Scalzi (audiobook), Old Man’s War series #5

One of my favorite series and authors. I recently read book 3 and am really looking forward to this book.

Caliban’s War by James S.A. Corey (audiobook), Expanse series #2

I read Leviathan Wakes a couple of years ago and really liked it, but haven’t read the second book yet. And the Syfy channel is starting a new series (called The Expanse) based on the book series (premieres December 14).

Caliban’s War was a Locus Award Nominee for Best Science Fiction (2013).

vN by Madeline Ashby (ebook), The Machine Dynasty #1

I haven’t read anything by this author, but this is a book about a self-replicating humanoid robot. Sounds really good. It was nominated for the Locus Award for Best First Novel (2013).

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood (audiobook), Maddadam #1

This series sounds good and Margaret Atwood is an excellent author. The book was nominated for the Man Booker Prize (2003).

Published before 2000

Foreigner by C.J. Cherryh (audiobook), Foreigner #1

The first book in this series. It’s an alien-human first contact story. First published in 1994. There are 16 books in the series so far.

Mirror Dance by Lois McMaster Bujold (paperbook), Vorksoigan Saga #8

I love Miles Vorkosigian and was reading several books every year for awhile. I got interrupted a few years ago and I haven’t read any books in this series for a few years. I don’t remember exactly where I left off, but I think this is the book I need to read next. I’ve had this book and some of the others for a few years!

This book won both the Hugo Award for Best Novel (1995) and the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (1995).

The Forever War by Joe Haldeman (ebook), The Forever War #1
This sounds like the kind of book I would like–a military science fiction. There are three books in the series, but the description says it can be read as a stand-alone book.
This book won three big awards: Hugo Award for Best Novel (1976), Nebula Award for Best Novel (1975) and Locus Award for Best Novel (1976).


Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein (audiobook), no series

I read Starship Troopers when I was a teenager, but don’t remember too much about it–except the book isn’t like the movie. I want to read it again.

Starship Troopers won the Hugo Award for Best Novel (1960).

And an extra nonfiction about Star Wars!


How Star Wars Conquered the Universe by Chris Taylor (audiobook)

“An energetic, fast-moving account of this creative and commercial phenomenon, How Star Wars Conquered the Universe explains how a filmmaker’s fragile dream beat out a surprising number of rivals and gained a diehard, multigenerational fan base – and why it will be galvanizing our imaginations and minting money for generations to come.”

Do you have science fiction books you want to read in your TBR books?

Author: Jan

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12 thoughts on “My Sci-Fi TBR”

  1. Oryx and Crake is a seriously messed up book that will make a fabulous show! But, it is not for everyone (Margaret Atwood has written some books that seriously make me uncomfortable-and I mean that in a good way!)


  2. Great choice for an alternative topic! I haven’t read any of these either.

    I have a small handful of Sci-Fi books on my TBR read. Fortune’s Pawn by Rachel Bach and The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers, being two of them.


    1. Thanks, Greg! It was fun to put the list together and remember some books I’ve had for awhile. Now I hope I read them before long.


  3. I haven’t read most of these and a few are new to me, but it’s a nice mix of older and newer titles. That non-fiction Star Wars book looks interesting. You are so right about how different the book and movie versions of Starship Troopers are!

    Good post. πŸ™‚


  4. I’m reading Golden Son at the mo and it’s an even bigger step up – so brutal! Get to it asap πŸ˜€ I also need to read Caliban’s War, as I’ve only read book 1 of the Expanse series.

    vN sounds super cool. Wonderful looking TBR list!


    1. Thanks, Rinn! And oh, yes, I’m ready to start Golden Son soon. Though Caliban’s War will probably before Golden Son since I want to read it before the TV show starts.


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