My favourite sci-fi reads

My favourite sci-fi reads

A friend and I were sharing book recommendations and I found myself getting pretty excited about this list of books, so I thought I’d share them here. To be fair, all I read right now is sci-fi. So I could just say “My favourite reads”. Ah well. 🤷

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So, in no particular order…

Book cover of Artificial Condition by Martha Wells

The Murderbot Diaries - Martha Wells

A series of novella’s about an antisocial security cyborg that just wants to be left alone to binge watch tv. Murderbot (as it likes to call itself) is an instantly lovable and relatable introvert.

Mystery, adventure, and sarcasm. Oh my.

Book cover of This is How You Lose the Time War by Max Gladstone and Amal El-Mohtar

This is How You Lose the Time War - Max Gladstone, Amal El-Mohtar

A time traveling espionage love story. Need I say more? Well yes actually. The writing in this book is beautiful. There are points where I didn’t understand what was going on, but it didn’t matter, it was just... beautiful.

Book cover of A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers

Monk & Robot series - Becky Chambers

I loved Becky Chambers' Wayfarer series so I quickly picked up her new Monk & Robot series. It’s beautiful and optimistic and challenged how I think about purpose and being.

Also, now I just want to be a tea monk.

Book cover of Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

Project Hail Mary - Andy Weir

Project Hail Mary is a super fun and exciting read and my favourite of Andy Weir's books so far. Lots of fun science, problem solving, and a delightful side-kick.

Book cover of Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang

Stories of Your Life and Others- Ted Chiang

The movie Arrival (2016) is based on the titular short story in this book. I enjoyed Arrival but it took a far more actiony blockbuster approach to the story. I remember coming away from reading this story feeling like my brain had been rewired. I loved it, along with most of the stories in this book.