Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted at the Broke and the Bookish blog. Each week a different topic is introduced and it is fun to see what everyone writes each week. Check out their blog for more information.
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).
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.
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?