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My favourite sci-fi novels

20 April,2022 by Rambler

This is slightly off-piste , but I've recently reignited my sci-fi reading , and decided to list out my favourite sci-fi novels . No particular order - I'll add more. Feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments 

Echopraxia - Peter Watts    - This is mind-blowing , I grasped some of the major themes - but it is hard science-fiction , grounded in current cutting-edge research transposed  into the future. Moving from conscious intelligence  towards intuitive intelligence. Singularity 

Blindsight - Peter Watts

Yukikaze - Chohei Kambayashi

Left hand - Ursula Le Guin

The Dispossessed - Ursula Le Guin

The Futurological Congress - Stanislaw Lem

The left hand of darkness - Ursula Le Guin

Ancillary Justice - Ann Leckie

Wittgenstein's mistress - Markson

Never let me go - Ishiguro

Sirius - Olaf Stapledon 

Kefahuchi Series - M.John Harrsion 

Lady of Mazes - Karl Schroeder

Embassytown - China Mieville

A case of Conscience - james Blish 

Roderick - John Sladek 

Just city - Jo Walton

Hardboiled wonderland/edge of the world - Ishiguro

The Hyperion cantos - Dan Simmons

The thing itself - Adam Roberts

Schild's Ladder - Greg Egan

Incandensence - Greg Egan 

Permutation city - Greg Egan 

Anathem - Neal Stepheson

The Baroque Cycle - Neal Stephenson (Quicksilver, The Confusion, The system of the Word ) - I know there is a debate about sci-fi categorization for this series. There are tropes where time-travelers travel through history (alternate history) on the other hand a strict definition of sci-fi may not include this one. Either way  it's brilliant.

Player of Games - Banks

The three body problem - Liu Cixin 

Dune - Frank Herbert 

Earth - David Brin 

Way Station - Clifford Simak 

Cat's cradle - Kurt Vonnegut 



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