Saturday, March 03, 2018

Ten top spaceships in fiction

Gareth L. Powell is an award-winning author from the UK. His alternate history thriller, Ack-Ack Macaque won the 2013 BSFA Award for Best Novel, spawned two sequels, and was shortlisted in the Best Translated Novel category for the 2016 Seiun Awards in Japan. His latest project is a trilogy of novels: Embers Of War (2018), Fleet Of Knives (2019) and Light Of Impossible Stars (2020).

One of Powell's top ten spaceships in fiction, as shared at the Guardian:
Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Due to a technical blunder, the last humans alive find themselves confined to their starship for centuries, while a different (and surprising) Earth species grows and evolves on the planet where they wanted to settle. Generations grow and wither in the corridors and cabins, while a few survivors of the original crew sleep in suspended animation, observing the same mistakes of power and aggression being played out again and again. Yet all the while, the ship remains a constant and unchanging presence around them, keeping them safe as the centuries pass.
Read about another entry on the list.

Children of Time is among Spencer Ellsworth’s five top works of SF that turn weird bug behavior into great fiction.

--Marshal Zeringue