As I have written in my resolutions for 2018, I really want to read more Science Fiction this year. When I started reading more non-fiction and short stories, I just went with books on best of the year lists that sounded interesting. Somehow that does not work for Science Fiction for me; mostly because I want to read a specific type of Science Fiction, I think so, at least. I took the recommendation I already got into account and then went with a Twitter thread with recommendations for people who like N. K. Jemisin (because I do).
These are the books that I want to read in the upcoming months (I don’t do well with fixed TBRs so I will have to wait and see how it goes).
A Close and Common Orbit (Wayfarers #2) – Becky Chambers
I have already started this and as was the first one, this book is just so very lovely. I love Becky Chamber’s optimistic imagination and how she creates aliens that feel alien but are still sympathetic. The third book in the series (Record of a Spaceborn Few) is supposed to come out on July 24th, 2018 and I am very excited about it.
I am a bit intimidated by this book but also super intrigued. It was nominated for a Hugo and has been very well-received. I think this will be one of the books I am getting to later in the year though.
One of the books that were recommended for readers of N. K. Jemisin and written by a woman. This is pretty much all I know about this book but that often works out fine for me.
The author has been on my radar for a while and now that it has been recommended to me I am very eager to get to this book soon. It seems to straddle the line between Science Fiction and Literary Fiction and I am here for that. Also I was warned it is weird which I will take as a recommendation.
I just LOVE the series title. This is also a book that was recommended to me and it sounds absolutely brilliant. It is also a novella which fits into another of my reading resolutions. So I am very excited.
This is apparently a crime novel set in space. Which somehow intrigues me more than it should. But intrigue me it does.
Mixing Enlightenment philosophy with Science Fiction is a sure way to intrigue me. I read the first chapter and it seems dense but super fascinating. I cannot wait to see what I make of it. If I like it there are two more books in the series already out which is always a plus.
This is the book I will be reading next. My partner and me will try to read it at the same time to be able to talk about it. If I like this, there are so many more books in this series to read, it makes me giddy. I am also very sure I will like this. Also, the TV show looks amazing!
Have you read any of those and what are your thoughts? Do you have other recommendations for me?