Summer reading for scifi fans
I always plan to read more when summer holiday approaches, then spend the first few days reading books but then over time I read less and less. Well, summer is approaching again and I'm looking to something new to read.
Luckily I'm part of Finnish software developer community Koodiklinikka where we recently had a thread about suggestions for books to read. I decided to collect them here for my own sake and for those who are seeking for something to read. Now, it's important to note that I have not read most of these so these are not my personal recommendations.
The prompt that started the discussion was, roughly translated, "Recommend me a good, modern scifi book or series with good theme, plot and characters."
The books are ordered in alphabetical order (at least I tried, don't @ me if you find a mistake :D) by the last name of the author. Some are links to series page (if series was specifically mentioned), others are either first book in a series or individual books.
- Foundation series by Isaac Asimov
- Culture series by Iain M. Banks
- Wayfarers series by Becky Chambers
- To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers
- Exhalation by Ted Chiang
- The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin
- The Expanse by James S.A. Corey
- Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
- Recursion by Blkae Crouch
- VALIS trilogy by Philip K. Dick
- Little Brother series by Cory Doctorow
- The Peripheral by William Gibson
- Last Exit by Max Gladstone
- The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
- Fallen Dragon by Peter F. Hamilton
- Dune by Frank Herbert
- The Broken Earth series by N.K. Jemisin
- Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
- Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee
- A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine
- Planetfall series by Emma Newman
- Terra Ignota series by Ada Palmer
- Embers of War by Gareth L. Powell
- The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi
- Blue Remembered Earth (and the rest of Poseidon's Children series) by Alastair Reynolds
- Permafrost by Alastair Reynolds
- Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds
- Revenger by Alastair Reynolds
- Old Man's War by John Scalzi
- Hyperion Cantos series by Dan Simmons
- Halting State by Charles Stross
- A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge
- A Deepness in the Sky by Vernor Vinge
- Blindsight by Peter Watts
- The Martian by Andy Weir
- Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
- The Murderbot Diaries series by Martha Wells
Now the problem is, where to start. I decided to start with Chambers' Wayfarers series. I've only read a few chapters but I already like her style of character and world-building and am looking forward to learning more about the adventures.
I also wanna recommend a great scifi short-story magazine that I've been subscribing for a while now. Etherea Magazine is monthly subscription based e-magazine that features short stories from Australian writers.
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