Engrossing Science Fiction Recommendations Please!
June 19, 2014 9:40 AM Subscribe
Help me fill my Kindle with vacation reading! I like well-written doorstop SF, urban fantasy, spaceship books, epic fantasy, deep complicated books but also joyful romps, complicated prophecies that manifest in unusual ways, great worldbuilding, etc. Romantic elements are fine but I'm not as into stuff where the plot is a thin scrim to hang over endless sexy sex. And as a lifelong SF reader, I have now officially read enough books without women in them, so only books that include solid female characters (as opposed to braid-tugging smurfettes). Things I have loved under the cut.
posted by KathrynT to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (66 answers total) 131 users marked this as a favorite
Things I have read and loved:
A Song of Ice and Fire
P.C. Hodgell's Kencyrath series
Everything Jack McDevitt ever wrote
ditto Seanan McGuire / Mira Grant
hell, ditto Octavia Butler, Elizabeth Bear, Tim Powers, Lois McMaster Bujold, Ursula K. LeGuin, Charles Stross
A bunch of other things I am sure I will remember when people start recommending them :-)
Thank you so much! For the first half of this vacation I will be one of 14 people in a 3 bedroom house so having a great book to stick my nose into will really help.