September 9th- I Love Science: My Favorite Science Fiction Books– Science fiction can be anything from time travel to DNA mutations like X-Men. You can go with comic books or novels. Whatever you feel like writing about.
Do you remember when I said I wanted to read more scifi?
Me neither Well, haven’t read enough to fill an entire post with amazing titles. I am thinking of declaring 2017 Scifi Year. Until I finally get the time to dive more deeply into the subject, here are my favorite science fiction books.
The year 1984 has come and gone, but George Orwell’s prophetic, nightmarish vision in 1949 of the world we were becoming is timelier than ever. 1984 is still the great modern classic of “negative utopia” -a startlingly original and haunting novel that creates an imaginary world that is completely convincing, from the first sentence to the last four words. No one can deny the novel’s hold on the imaginations of whole generations, or the power of its admonitions -a power that seems to grow, not lessen, with the passage of time.
Do I even need to introduce George Orwell’s chef-d’oeuvre? 1984 was an assigned read, and for once, I did not resent my teacher for choosing a book for me. I probably would never have picked it up myself. I listened to the audiobook a couple of week ago, and the tale narrated in this book retains all its power, even after the third read. The dystopian world created by Orwell forced you to open your eyes and think about the society we live in. I tried to find flaws in it, but I came back empty-handed. If there should be one book on your shelf, this is the one.
If you ain’t scared, you ain’t human.
When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers—boys whose memories are also gone.
Nice to meet ya, shank. Welcome to the Glade.
Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out—and no one’s ever made it through alive.
Everything is going to change.
Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying.
Remember. Survive. Run.
Saint Jilly lent me The Maze Runner in an attempt to open me up to different genres. I owe her the terrible afternoon I spent at work thinking about the book I had finished a few minutes before my shift (I messed up three coffee pots!!) I had heard lots of things about Dashner’s work. Mostly not-so-good things. But sometimes it is better to see for yourself. I absolutely adored this story. I would not change a thing about it. A giant maze, killing creatures, a community of young boys, and a big chilling threat, what’s not to love?
Of course, if your opinion is based on the movie, there is nothing I can do for you. I hated it. I think it is the first time I hate a movie with every fiber of my being. Don’t leave me alone in a room with the director.
For winter, I’m planning the review of the book and add a comparison with the movie. Then I’ll review book 2 and 3 and compare both to the second movie. Expect a massive rant.
Captain Lincoln’s last day is the hardest day of his life.
An old, onetime Captain of the interstellar spaceship USNAS Hope Eternal, Lincoln always knew that this day would come. For just as birthdays are carefully planned, so are deaths. And although he must reckon with his fate, this is not a somber story. It is a tale of love and sacrifice, told in the context of the most advanced civilization ever to exist—a society that has taken to the stars in an effort to save all that is best in humanity.
Follow Lincoln through his internal struggles, his joy in having lived, and his journey to peace.
The End is just the beginning.
A new member of the scifi family! This book contains the perfect science fiction world building I enjoy, and puts it at the service of the human condition. The right amount of normal and scifi to create a cocktail I want to reread. You can find my review here
So as you can see, I’m a scifi baby. Hyped or not, what is THE science fiction book I NEED to read? Help me complete my education!