This week’s topic asks for favorite Science Fiction & Fantasy Books.
I left out Harry Potter because… well Harry Potter’s my favorite everything…
One of the few Science Fiction books I read and liked. I think what I loved best was the sarcasm of the main character. I was hooked from the first page. In case you don’t know, this book is about a man stranded on Mars and his struggle to make it back to earth. It was clever, it was fun and it kept me guessing until the last page.
The Passage – Justin Cronin
A sort of zombie book. I read this a couple of years ago but haven’t continued on with the series yet. (I got them from the library a couple of days ago so I’m going to try and read those next) I remember it creeped me out at times but I was so invested that I couldn’t help but keep reading. When I got to the end I just wanted more.
Slaughter-house 5 – Kurt Vonnegut
My favorite book from 2016. It has aliens in it so it must qualify, right? I loved this book so, so much. The language is so beautiful, there are so many lines that I read over and over again, trying to remember them. I’ll never be able to recommend this one enough.
High-rise – JG Ballard
While I don’t think this exactly falls under the category of Science Fiction, it certainly gave me that vibe. A feeling of unease. This one’s about people going wild. Wild as in survival mode, wild animals.. I loved it and I still think about it. The movie was a bit too long so I’m not sure if I’d recommend it. You really have to read the book though.
Neverwhere – Neil Gaiman
Even though I thought the ending was a bit easy, I still think about this book every once in a while. When I was reading it, it swept me away. It’s very clever and I love how it plays with the idea of a city under a city, a mirror London that the boring normal people don’t get to see.
What are some of your favorite Science Fiction or Fantasy books?