Sci Fi Books For Sci Fi Newbies

Rincey recommends books to pick up if you are new to science fiction books (like her!)

Books Mentioned
The Martian by Andy Weir
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Kindred by Octavia Butler
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

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Brent Wiggins says:

The books you mentioned sound fantastic. I would recommend Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, Arthur C. Clarke’s Childhood’s End, and Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. Classics but they have less science than you think.

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Lem “Pirx”.
A bit retro, on the surface – easy to read and understand adventures of professional space pilot, underneath – deeper and very humanistic.
It is not typical story about “The Hero”, space pilot is his job, it is a story about professional.

The Restricted Section says:

I haven’t read The Martian, but I love all of the other books you talked about. Especially Kindred and The Long Way… I would definitely suggest checking out Lilith’s Brood by Octavia Butler if you haven’t yet. It’s perhaps my favorite series of all time. It’s way more sci-fi heavy than Kindred, but it doesn’t get too much into the technical aspects. It’s more about social issues. Great recs!

pvcollectives says:

Kindred sounds interesting

JumbleofJargon says:

I’m excited to read Kindred after you talked about it in a precious video.

I highly reccomend Sleeping Giants by Sylvain N for a light character driven sci fi :)

unmanaged mischief says:

I think Planetfall by Emma Newman also falls into the light sci-fi categories. It is mostly character focused, despite dealing with space travel and terraforming and those sorts of things. There are also two more in the series and I’m eager to get to them.

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