You are what you read – Science Fiction

26 09 2012

Like all of us, I like to read. I like some thrillers, I like non-fiction military history, I like poker books (not that I’m getting any better for reading them!) but mostly I like science fiction and fantasy. These last two encompass quite wide fields, so I thought that as things are quiet round here mid-week I’d run through some of my favourites. Two reasons for this. Firstly it might give you a sense of who I am, and secondly if you’re into the same stuff, then consider it a recommended reading list.

So this week it’s science fiction. Please note this rambling list is in no particular order, it’s just how they came to mind.

Dune – Frank Herbert
Ender’s Game – Orson Scott Card
The Seafort Saga – David Feintuch (but only up to book 4 Fisherman’s Hope which is probably my favourite)
Dorsai books – Gordon Dickson
Forever War – Joe Haldeman
Starship Troopers – Heinlein
Most Asimov especially the Foundation series
Most Simak especially Way Station
World War 2.1 etc – John Birmingham
Lost Fleet Series – Jack Campbell
Perdido Street Station – China Mieville
Infected & Contagious – Scott Sigler
Last Light – Alex Scarrow (not exactly SF, it’s all about what happens when the oil runs out. Very good)
The Parafaith War – Modesitt
Flowers For Algernon – Daniel Keyes (This is a must read)
Moonseed – Stephen Baxter
The Tripods trilogy – John Christopher & Joe Burleson (the first SF I ever read, found it in the school library)
The Saga of Seven Suns – Kevin J Anderson
The Reality Disfunction – Peter Hamilton

I’m sure there are many others that I’ve forgotten, so this list might get updated.