#RRSciFiMonth : Space, the final frontier…


I’m combining today’s Top Ten Tuesday with Sci-fi month, an event being hosted by One More and  Dear Geek Place (check out the #RRSciFiMonth hashtag to keep uptodate)

tttTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.  This week’s topic is :

Backlist Books I Want to Read

Nice and easy for me – pick up the kindle and flip back through the library making a note of the first ten books that I haven’t yet read – and in this case use only the Sci-fi books.  I’m not going to lie, I feel a bit ashamed of the number of unread books that I own just on my kindle – if I spent the next 10 years reading, without buying another book I’d have plenty to occupy me.  I need help!  Anyway – here are some of the sci fi books I have waiting to be read and hopefully I’ll be tackling some of these over the next month.

  1. Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky
  2. False Hearts by Laura Lamb
  3. Apocalypse Nyx by Kameron Hurley
  4. Dark Eden by Chris Beckett
  5. By Fire Above by Robyn Bennis
  6. The Stars Now Unclaimed by
  7. Austral by Paul McAuley
  8. The Three Body Problem by Liu Cixin
  9. Bald New World by Peter Tieryas
  10. Gemsigns by Stephanie Saulter

So, which book do you think I should pick up first?

20 Responses to “#RRSciFiMonth : Space, the final frontier…”

  1. sjhigbee

    Oh do choose Children of Time – it’s not a difficult read and is so beautifully done. But maybe I’m biased on account of liking his writing so much! I also HIGHLY recommend Dark Eden and Austral:). It looks like your sci fi month is going to be fabulous:)

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, I remember your positive review for Dark Eden – I think I’ll bump that one up the wait list.
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        Oh do! It’s a fascinating, thought-provoking take on the ‘stranded colony’ riff…

  2. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    I want to read Gem Signs, and I really enjoyed Dark Eden

    • @lynnsbooks

      I think Dark Eden will have to be one of the first ones I pick up.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Everyone’s so organized with their lists! I made reading lists the previous years but this year I’m totally slacking, so I guess I’ll just play it by ear, haha!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah – I made the list but that counts for little with my actual reading at the moment. I’m all over the place.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Greg

    I like the look of Apocalypse Nix. And Austral as well.

    • @lynnsbooks

      There are some really great sci fi covers – such depth and scope.
      Lynn 😀

  5. waytoofantasy

    I haven’t read any of these so I’m afraid I’m not much help here 😂😂
    It looks like a pretty good list though!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I need to start making some progress on them – I’ve owned some of these for ages.
      Lynn 😀

  6. Carmen

    Children of Time has an intriguing cover. Let’s suppose the content is equally intriguing, shall we? 😉

  7. jennifertarheelreader

    I haven’t read any of these, Lynn, but they all look and sound good! I’ll be watching for your thoughts and to see which ones you are digging into!

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  9. Nicola @ Thoughts on Fantasy

    Children of Time is amazing – it’s probably my favourite book I’ve read this year! (Vying closely with one other contender). I loved it to bits 🙂

    The Three Body Problem has been on my list for ages too… hoping to get to it soon though.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Children of Time will have to be bumped to the top of the list I think – everyone seems to love it anyway and I already really like the author.
      Lynn 😀

      • Nicola @ Thoughts on Fantasy

        Ah have you read other books of his? Do you have any recommendations? I’d like to read something else by him but haven’t yet (was thinking of The Tiger and the Wolf).

      • @lynnsbooks

        The Tiger and the Wolf was very good and well received. I liked it but I probably preferred Dogs of War which turned out completely different and much better than I expected.
        Lynn 😀

      • Nicola @ Thoughts on Fantasy

        Ok great, well I’ll also check out Dogs of War then. Thanks! 🙂

      • @lynnsbooks

        I hope you like it 😀

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