The Autobiography of Mr. Spock

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{5/5} “The universe is a vast and wild place, and in this chaotic variety lies not disintegration, but the means to realize a fuller, more sustained unity of self. In embracing what is different in others, we become more fully ourselves.” The Autobiography of Mr. Spock by Una McCormack, published in 2021 Before his mission […]

Star Trek

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Here’s an update to this list. The Original Series I don’t read all of these but I do pick up the ones that are written by authors I know or look particularly interesting. I’ve also reread a few of the best older ones. Spock Must Die! by James Blish 1970 -> 2/5 The Entropy Effect […]

Best fantasy novels by decade

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Here’s an update to this list.   Winner Runner Ups Decade Author Title Author Title 2020s Matt Haig The Midnight Library Robert Jackson Bennett Shorefall       Claire North Notes from the Burning Age       Jo Walton Or What You Will 2010s Claire North The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August Julie […]

Best science fiction novels by decade

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Here’s an update to this list.   Winner Runner Ups Decade Author Title Author Title 2020s Adrian Tchaikovsky The Doors of Eden Becky Chambers The Galaxy, and the Ground Within       Marina J. Lostetter Noumenon Ultra       Robert J. Sawyer The Oppenheimer Alternative       John Scalzi The Last Emperox […]

Tie-in books

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Here’s an update to this list. Novels Best of the best ENT: Rise of the Federation — Live by the Code by Christopher L. Bennett VOY: Full Circle by Kirsten Beyer VOY: A Pocket Full of Lies by Kirsten Beyer B5: The Passing of the Techno-Mages #1 — Casting Shadows by Jeanne Cavelos B5: The […]

Fiction books

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Here’s an update to this list. Best of the best Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown Shogun by James Clavell Tai-pan by James Clavell Gai-jin by James Clavell Noble House by James Clavell Whirlwind by James Clavell Generation X by Douglas Coupland Aztec by Gary Jennings Too Many […]

Fantasy novels

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Here’s an update to this list. It still only includes books I reviewed on my blog (ie. ones I’ve read in the last 10 years). Best of the best Dragon and Phoenix by Joanne Bertin Replay by Ken Grimwood How to Stop Time by Matt Haig The Midnight Library by Matt Haig The Last Light […]

Science fiction novels

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Here’s an update to this list. It still only includes books I reviewed on my blog (ie. ones I’ve read in the last 10 years). Best of the best Second Foundation by Isaac Asimov The Player of Games by Iain M. Banks Navigator by Stephen Baxter The Time Ships by Stephen Baxter Existence by David […]

Best tie-in novels by year

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Here’s an update to this list.   Winner Runner Ups Year Author Title Author Title 2021 Christopher L. Bennett TOS: Living Memory Cassandra Rose Clarke TNG: Shadows Have Offended 2020 Una McCormack PICARD: The Last Best Hope Christopher L. Bennett TOS: The Higher Frontier       Kirsten Beyer VOY: To Lose the Earth   […]

Best science fiction novels by year

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

Here’s an update to this list.   Winner Runner Ups Year Author Title Author Title 2021 Becky Chambers The Galaxy, and the Ground Within     2020 Adrian Tchaikovsky The Doors of Eden Marina J. Lostetter Noumenon Ultra       Robert J. Sawyer The Oppenheimer Alternative       John Scalzi The Last Emperox […]