Sunday, June 30, 2013

Ten great books you didn't know were science fiction or fantasy

At io9 Charlie Jane Anders came up with ten great books you didn't know were science fiction or fantasy, including:
Smilla's Sense of Snow by Peter H√łeg

This acclaimed mystery novel was made into a movie starring Julia Ormond. And its central trope is that Smilla has developed an intuition about snow, in which she understands it on a deep, visceral level. She's able to deduce or understand things by looking at snow. And the novel's McGuffin turns out to be a meteorite that crashed years earlier, and a mysterious parasite has infected several of the main characters.
Read about another entry on the list.

Smilla's Sense of Snow is one of Elizabeth Hand's six favorite books.

--Marshal Zeringue