Friday, December 03, 2010

10 Recent Science Fiction Books That Make Great Gifts

"Give someone a whole new world for the holidays this year! Here are 10 recent science fiction books that'll make terrific gifts — each with a wildly different take on the genre, so there's something for everyone." 10 Recent Science Fiction Books That Make Great Gifts.

I've not heard of any of them.


kim said...

I really enjoyed Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay- not science fiction more historical fantasy.

The Wind-Up Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi I only read the first half. A book I know I should like since it is so well written and with great ideas but didn't.

Richard said...

I've read For the Win by Cory Doctorow. It's about gold farmer's in video games trying to form a union, and also much more than that. All of his books are well worth reading.

Wind-Up girl by Paolo Bacigalupi is about a dystopian future run by seed corporations. It is a sprawling epic that covers all kinds of characters in this near future world and then brings them all together at the end. I had liked his short stories so I was looking forward to the book and was not disappointed. Kim, perhaps you needed to chug through to the end to get all the threads spun together.

The other books I haven't heard of but the Pratchett. Everything else looked really steampunky or urban fanstasy or a weird admixture of both.