Top 10 Sci-Fi Choices for 2011October 6, 2011 12:00 am Uncategorized
The first great Science Fiction book to come out this year was God’s War by Kameron Hurley. This book is about a government assassin in a future time. Second on the list is Up Against It by M. J. Locke, it takes place 400 years from now, and tells how a civilization must overcome sabotage to survive. Third is Equations of Life by Simon Morden, this post-apocalyptic novel tell the story of a survivor who tries to save a girl, but gets mixed up with the wrong crowd. The forth title is Soft Apocalypse by Will McIntosh, this story is of the slow decline of a society, as opposed to the sudden impact usually associated with apocalyptic fiction. Number five is Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi, this story is about a future government that extracts resources from other planets for wealth, but at the expense of the lifeforms living on those planets. The sixth book is The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi, the story of at internal struggle inside of a post-human criminal. Number seven is Embassytown by China Mieville, the story of how people communicate. The eighth book is City of Ruins by Kathryn Kristine Rusch, which tells a story of exploration and the sometimes dangerous trait of curiosity. The ninth book is Timecaster by Joe Kimball, the story of a futuristic peace officer. And number ten is Heaven’s Shadow by David S. Goyer, which explores the vast and great mysteries of space.