As I was planning out my blog posts this week, it occurred to me that there was a running theme, so I decided to go with it. All of the books I am reviewing this week are from the science fiction genre. This was my go to genre in my teens and twenties. I just loved the future possibilities that those authors came up with. Some were marvelous, some scary, some I could totally see happening. It is kind of eerie how many of the things these authors have written about have happened, to a degree. I remember reading a short story by Ray Bradbury and in the story there was a TV the size of walls. We are not quite there yet, but getting closer all the time.
For this post I put together some science fiction books that I want to read. Will I get to these any time soon? Not sure, but I have been reading a lot lately (not much else to do) so I have decided to add these to my list.
Unwind Dystology Series by Neil Shusterman
This one has been on my radar for awhile, since I first started reading books from this author. I actually own a copy of book one, and the second book too, so no excuses. I find the whole premise of once you turn a certain age, your parents can decide they don’t want you anymore, kind of scary.
Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl
This one might walk that fine line between science and fantasy, but I am intrigued by the possibilities. Plus there is a murder mystery involved. And of course anything that has to do with time travel or repeating days over and over, makes me want to read it even more.
Imposters by Scott Westerfeld
The Uglies series is one of my favorite YA science fiction series. So of course I had to get this first book in a new series set in that world. Although, there are going to be four books, the third one out sometime this year, so maybe I’ll put it off till closer to the last one coming out? Sometimes it is better to wait for a series to be done before reading, that way you don’t forget what happened in the other books before you get to the end. But I do own this first book, so maybe….
Altered Carbon by Richard K Morgan
My son got me hooked on the Netflix’s series last year and since then I have wanted to read the book/series. The show had me a bit confused at first with the flashbacks and then the whole concept of putting your conscience into another body totally threw me for a while. But once I got it I was hooked. The book is pretty long, over 500 pages, so I don’t know if I will get to it soon, although I do have the time now for something long.
Those are just a few of the books I am thinking of picking up soon. How about you? Do you read Science Fiction? Do you have any recommendations?