As always, Top Ten Tuesday meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is: Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR and as we are still in SciFi month so I made this post a part it. Check it out.
1.The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Goodreads blurb: The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.
2. Artemis by Andy Weir
Goodreads blurb: Jazz Bashara is a criminal.
Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you’re not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you’ve got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent.
3. Saga #8 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples
Goodreads blurb: After the traumatic events of the War for Phang, Hazel, her parents, and their surviving companions embark on a life-changing adventure at the westernmost edge of the universe.
4. Iron Gold by Pierce Brown (Red Rising Saga #4)
Goodreads blurb: They call him father, liberator, warlord, Reaper. But he feels a boy as he falls toward the pale blue planet, his armor red, his army vast, his heart heavy. It is the tenth year of war and the thirty-second of his life.
5. Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny
Goodreads blurb: Earth is long since dead. On a colony planet, a band of men has gained control of technology, made themselves immortal, and now rule their world as the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Only one dares oppose them: he who was once Siddhartha and is now Mahasamatman. Binder of Demons, Lord of Light.
6. WE by Yevgeny Zamyatin
Goodreads blurb: WE tells the story of the minutely organized United State, where all citizens are not individuals but only he-Numbers and she-Numbers existing in identical glass apartments with every action regulated by the “Table of Hours.” It is a community dedicated to the proposition that freedom and happiness are incompatible; that most men believe their freedom to be more than a fair exchange for a high level of materialistic happiness.
7. All Systems Red by Martha Wells
Goodreads blurb: On a distant planet, a team of scientists are conducting surface tests, shadowed by their Company-supplied ‘droid — a self-aware SecUnit that has hacked its own governor module, and refers to itself (though never out loud) as “Murderbot.” Scornful of humans, all it really wants is to be left alone long enough to figure out who it is. But when a neighboring mission goes dark, it’s up to the scientists and their Murderbot to get to the truth.
8. Old Man’s War by John Scalzi
Goodreads blurb: John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday. First he visited his wife’s grave. Then he joined the army. The good news is that humanity finally made it into interstellar space. The bad news is that planets fit to live on are scarce– and alien races willing to fight us for them are common. So: we fight. To defend Earth, and to stake our own claim to planetary real estate. Far from Earth, the war has been going on for decades: brutal, bloody, unyielding.
9. Larklight Series by Philip Reeve
Goodreads blurb: Arthur (Art) Mumsby and his irritating sister Myrtle live with their father in a huge and rambling house called Larklight…that just happens to be traveling through outer space. When a visitor called Mr. Webster arrives for a visit, it is far from an innocent social call. Before long Art and Myrtle are off on an adventure to the furthest reaches of space, where they will do battle with evil forces in order to save each other―and the universe.
10. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
Goodreads blurb: Wild nights are my glory,” the unearthly stranger told them. “I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me be on my way. Speaking of way, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract”. Meg’s father had been experimenting with this fifth dimension of time travel when he mysteriously disappeared. Now the time has come for Meg, her friend Calvin, and Charles Wallace to rescue him. But can they outwit the forces of evil they will encounter on their heart-stopping journey through space?
What books are on your winter TBR? What books are you looking forward to being published? Have you read any of these? Tell me where I should start.
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33 thoughts on “Top Ten Scifi Books On My Winter TBR”
Great list! ‘Old Man’s War’ is on my wishlist as well and I am keen to start the ‘Saga’ graphic novels, they look so cool!
They also are cool! :) Saga is a must for scifi fans!
I really want to read Illuminae, hopefully in the new year! It’s been on my shelf for ages! Hope you get to read all the books on your TBR! Here’s my TTT: https://bookmuffin.wordpress.com/2017/11/28/goodreads-challenge-i-will-beat-you/
Yeah I’ve seen really flattering reviews about it! :) Me too! ( lies I tell myself before going to sleep…)
Oooh you’ve got some great reads here! I’m curious to try Zelazny – I’ve had Chronicles of Amber on my shelf for literally years (…ahem, so many years that they’re nearly ready to leave home and go to university. Oops) but somehow never quite get to reading them.
We sounds intriguing – it’s popped up on my radar a couple of times this year, and I’m going to have to give it a closer look.
I’m also keen to read the Murderbot novellas!
Right haha hopefully great times ahead! :) I really liked the first part of Chronicles of Amber and after that I’ve been slow reading the rest…slow reading as it has taken me 1,5 years to get to third book. I don’t know what happened there. They’re pretty good! :)
Yeah, I’ve seen couple of good reviews of Murderbot! :)
Nice list – I’m very much looking forward to Iron Gold and thought Artemis made a good entertaining read.
Yup, that will be one of the big ones to wait for! :) Glad you liked it!
Looks like some good stuff here. I absolutely loved All Systems Red. Same with the Illuminae books, especially gemina. Can’t wait for Obsidio!! I think I’ve read some Zelazny too, although not that one.
You inspired me to read that one! :) Really looking forward to Illuminae and Murderbot series!
Awww yeay Andy Weir has written another book. Didn’t know. I hope it will be translated to German as well. I loved The Martian, so this is a Must Read for me.
Illuminae is on my wishlist. I’m exited because of the unique style.
Yeah, exciting isn’t it! :) Hope it will! And hey you’re lucky, almost everything gets translated into German. Now in Finland, if the book doesn’t sell then they don’t translate the sequels. Annoying as hell haha.
Sometimes they do the same here. I was really interested in reading The Archived by Victoria Schwab. But I’ve seen they never translated the sequels… -.-
A friend of mine is living in Helsinki, although she is German she always reads her books in English. Less problems :-D
Exactly! :) And I mean couldn’t they translate and publish smaller amounts then.
Yeah, as Finnish, I mostly read in English now too, better accessibility to my favorite books :) but then you always miss some words and reading takes longer than in your native tongue.
I know the feeling. Sometimes I read my books in English, too. Especially when books are out of print in German, not translated at all or I can’t wait for a sequel. But it always takes more time to read and sometimes it is harder to understand.
I loved the Illuminae Files! I can’t wait to read the third one. I hope you get a chance to read all these!
Me too, definitely will work on that to happen haha :)
I’m not much into sci fi, so I haven’t heard of most of these let alone read them. I have read A WRINKLE IN TIME a few times, though. I’m pumped for the movie — looks like it’s going to be good.
Glad to hear you enjoyed it! :) Looking forward to read it. I feel like they’re making a lot of movies now based on books and also new adaptations of old movies…it’s almost like they have run out of source materials but hey I’m happy.
I’ll be adding Artemis to my TBR thanks! ☺
I only read Yevgeny from this list so far, well.. i read some. It was the 2nd book I ever DNF. Its a slow one.
Artemis is must one :)
Okay, sounds scary o.O we’ll see what I think of it.
A couple there that I ought to read :- “We” for sure!
I’m really curious about We and for some reason, I had never heard of it before!
Nice SciFi list. It’s not a genre I’ve read much of, but I do want to explore it more. The Illuminae Files is on my TBR and I’m intrigued by what I’ve heard of the formatting in the book.
Thank you Trish! Yeah I just keep hearing more and more good stuff about Illuminae Files
This is a fantastic list! I think I’m especially curious about Lord of Light–such an interesting idea! The only one on this list I’ve read was A Wrinkle in Time, and that was ages ago. Considering doing a re-read of that one before the movie comes out. We’ll see…..
It is right :) seems very interesting.
I’ve been in the middle of Illuminae for, like, two solid years now. I don’t know why I can’t get through it…even though I do like it. Love A Wrinkle in Time. I’m excited for the movie. Great list!
2 years huh :D that doesn’t sound good at all.
I guess Wrinkle in Time will be my next read! :)
I definitely need more good Sci-Fi books to read, so thanks for this list! I’ve heard brilliant things about Saga and the Red Rising series, and they are both already on my TBR too so I’m hoping they live up to the hype. I also recently got my hands on a copy of A Wrinkle in Time, which I am super excited to read and can’t believe I haven’t already.
A Wrinkle in Time is always a good read. I also loved Illuminae and I’m not a sci-fi reader.