Saturday, October 17, 2015

Ten of the best science fiction books

Ann Leckie is the author of the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke Award winning novel Ancillary Justice and the novels that followed, Ancillary Sword and Ancillary Mercy. One title from her list of the ten best science fiction books she tagged for Publishers Weekly:
Neuromancer by William Gibson

This slickly written cyberpunk heist novel made a huge splash when it was first published in 1984, and its influence continues to this day, in common images and motifs, and in our everyday use of words like "cyberspace." If you're interested in science fiction and you haven't read it, well, I urge you to make time to read it. You won't regret it.
Read about another book on the list.

Neuromancer made Madeleine Monson-Rosen's list of 15 books that take place in science fiction and fantasy versions of the most fascinating places on Earth, Becky Ferreira's list of the six most memorable robots in literature, Joel Cunningham's top five list of books that predicted the internet, Sean Beaudoin's list of ten books that changed his life before he could drive, Chris Kluwe's list of six favorite books, Inglis-Arkell's list of ten of the best bars in science fiction, PopCrunch's list of the sixteen best dystopian books of all time and Annalee Newitz's lists of ten great American dystopias and thirteen books that will change the way you look at robots.

--Marshal Zeringue