Popularized by the likes of Jules Verne, Douglas Adams, and Arthur Clark, the science fiction genre has been gaining tremendous popularity since the second half of the twentieth century. There’s something about our innate curiosity that makes us thrilled at the very mention of interplanetary space travel, or contact with an alien civilization, which are just some of the themes that the science fiction genre explores.
Nowadays, post-apocalyptic Sci-Fi is also incredibly popular, such as Cormac McCarthy’s The Road or Willam R. Fortschen’s The Second After, and many more like them. Whatever your particular taste is, we’re sure that there’s some Sci-Fi book out there that’s going to appeal to you.
We’ve put together a small list of some of the best Sci-Fi novels released lately, so if you’re feeling like reading some science fiction, you might want to check them out.
All The Birds In The Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
Definitely, check out this title if you’re a fan of both the Sci-Fi and the classic fantasy genre, we guarantee that it’ll appeal to you.
Morning Star by Pierce Brown
Brown has already gained a pretty impressive fan base with his first two novels, and Morning Star definitely lives up to the expectations his fans have managed to build up while waiting for the final installment. If futuristic dystopia is your cup of tea, Morning Star is a fantastic choice.
Central Station by Lavie Tidhar
Tidhar does a marvelous job of depicting his vision of Earth’s future, and after a few pages, you’re completely immersed in his semi-dystopian, realistic version of Tel Aviv, many years from now. The novel itself is little more than multiple short stories that Tidhar has been releasing throughout the years, although very carefully selected and interwoven to create a whole greater than the sum of its parts. If you’re partial to apocalyptic, dystopian Sci-Fi, you should definitely give this one a read.
Infomocracy by Malka Older
One day a researcher for one of the governments is lead to a conspiracy and discovers that the elections are indeed rigged; after which he teams up with a special agent from Information in order to unearth the truth while trying to escape the wrath of the governments themselves and get the truth out to the people. What’s so impressive about this novel is that Older managed to depict a future that indeed seems entirely plausible, and gives a really realistic outlook as to how our society could begin to evolve in the years to come.
The Medusa Chronicles by Alastair Reynolds and Stephen Baxter
Meanwhile, the solar system has been going through quite a few changes. Super-intelligent primates declare their independence, and machines have become capable of sentient thought, however, bureaucracy and politics still plague humanity as a whole as if nothing had changed. As the protagonist, Falcon is plunged right into the middle of events concerning the entire world, and his actions and decisions will have an impact on the crisis grasping the very solar system.
An impressive pick-up of one of the most brilliant Sci-Fi novels in history, and if you liked the original we guarantee that The Medusa Chronicles will not disappoint.
ConclusionHopefully, we’ve managed to spark your interest with one of these titles, as well as inspired you to actually give one of them a shot. There are countless amazing Sci-Fi titles out there and more are being released every month, so you don’t have to worry about running out of reading material any time soon. There’s not much left to say, except that we truly hope you’ll enjoy our suggestions. 2016 was a terrific year for Sci-Fi, and it’s still not too late for some last-minute binge-reading before the new year.
Adam Ferraresi is 23 years old, but he first became interested in writing when he was in high school. Today he’s a successful web developer living in Dallas, Texas, and one of the most trusted writers at wefollowtech.com and The VPN Lab. In his free time, he’s an avid mountain climber and enjoys playing basketball with his friends.
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