My reading has been all over the place lately (from Harry Houdini to wheat belly to Parisian perfumers to leadership development), but science fiction has been heavily on my reading brain.
Chances are extremely high that I’ll be swimming in utopian alien planet plots overflowing with fantasy twists and dark forests filled with mystical creatures and underground resistance movement campsites for months.
I was looking for inspiration on what to read next – as I often do – so, after consulting a gajillion Goodreads scifi lists, I let the Google do some digging for me too.
It’s a couple of years old, but I love NPR’s ‘Top 100 Science Fiction Books’ list (the top 10 are as follows):
1. The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, by J.R.R. Tolkien
2. The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
3. Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card
4. The Dune Chronicles, by Frank Herbert
5. A Song Of Ice And Fire Series, by George R. R. Martin
6. 1984, by George Orwell
7. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
8. The Foundation Trilogy, by Isaac Asimov
9. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
10. American Gods, by Neil Gaiman
- Dune by Frank Herbert
- TIE: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
- TIE: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
- Foundation by Isaac Asimov
- 1984 by George Orwell
- Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
- Neuromancer by William Gibson
- Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein
- Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
- Ringworld by Larry Niven
For sure I’ll be re-reading some Connie Willis and Neal Stephenson (Snow Crash or Cryptonomicon?), as well as finally reading The Dune Chronicles (don’t judge me). What’s on your bookshelf right now?