After Wyrd & Wonder in May, I love to join Imyril from One More and Lisa of Dear Geek Place in SciFiMonth! This is an annual celebration of science fiction during the whole month of November. Imyril posted a prompt list I’m going to use to make a couple of SF-themed posts. This first post of the month features four science fiction books I definitively want to read. Before continuing a confession: I’m actually not a huge science fiction reader. My favourite genre is fantasy. By participating in SciFiMonth I hope to find more SF-books to put on my TBR-list!
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
I actually wanted to read this book for the Hogwarts House Battle readathon. When I heard about SciFiMonth, I decided to save it for November. This book is described as feel-good science fiction and the diverse cast of characters is often praised. The third part, Record of a Spaceborn Few, is actually the book chosen for the SciFiMonth read-along. If I like The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet I also want to read the rest of the trilogy.
Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor
This book is on goodreads tagged as both fantasy and science fiction, according to the reviews it can be both. Because it’s set in post-apocalyptic Africa (and I really want to read it this month) I will count the book as science fiction. The main character is Onyesonwu, which means “Who Fears Death?” in an ancient African tongue. Her mother is one of the few surviving members of an Okeke village that was attacked by Nurus. Onyesonwu’s father is a Nuru who brutally raped her mother.
This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada
The main character of this book is Catarina, a gene-hacking genius. She lives in a world where people are implanted with technology to recode their DNA, allowing them to change their bodies in any way they want. Her father is a legendary geneticist who may be the last hope for defeating a plague that has brought humanity to the brink of extinction. But he is kidnapped and may or may not be killed.
Artemis by Andy Weir
I actually wanted to read The Martian, but for some reason they don’t have it at my library. They did have this book from Andy Weir. Artemis is about a heist on the moon. So that does sound interesting too!