Help me find the best strange science fiction novels.
April 20, 2012 2:08 PM Subscribe
Help me find more speculative/science fiction novels like Geoff Ryman's The Child Garden and Michael Swanwick's Stations of the Tide!
posted by overglow to Writing & Language (10 answers total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
I've read a lot of science fiction, and I've found that my favorites are those stories that feel really strange and innovative. And that, at the same time, have compelling and relatable characters with interesting emotional arcs. I love discovering new ideas and worlds that are like nothing I could have imagined on my own--and also the aspect of having a bunch of interesting cultural, technological, etc. changes stuffed into one well-constructed framework. Some other novels that have met this need for me are: Engine Summer by John Crowley and The Fortunate Fall by Raphael Carter. Oh, and The Last Green Tree by Jim Grimsley (which blends in some fantasy, which is totally okay with me!)
I'm especially interested in recommendations from folks who have read some or all of these novels and loved them too. Suggestions for short stories and collections and graphic novels also welcome.