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Mar 26

[ARCHIVED] Science Fiction Week, part 3

The original item was published from March 26, 2021 11:24 AM to March 26, 2021 11:26 AM

Science fiction week Part 3 

Person on swing, night galaxy 
photo by Pixabay user  

Are you ready to read more science fiction book recommendations? To be honest, whereas I often consider science fiction to be one of my favorite genres, and I enjoy imagining different worlds, possible futuristic societies, space and time travel and robots, I just don’t read enough books in this category.  If you’re like me and want to read more sci-fi, see if any of the following titles might appeal to you. Be sure to read to the end of the post for some exciting titles by women sci-fi authors. 


James recommends . . . 

Book cover Seveneves 

by Neal Stephenson 

An apocalyptic/post-apocalyptic book for adult readers who like their science-fiction heavy on the science. This one might stay with you for a very long time. 

Available on Axis 360 eBook 
Hoopla eBook 


Ron recommends . . . 

Book cover Leviathan Wakes 

Leviathan Wakes  
by James S. A. Corey 

Monsters - both alien and human, unlikely heroes, good and bad politicians, intrigue, hard science, and a fast-paced epic across the universe make this story impossible to put down and harder to predictLeviathan Wakes is the first book in the Expanse series by the prolific writing team Daniel Abraham and Ty Frank who use the pseudonym James S.A. Corey. 

Find it in the library catalog Here 
Also available in digital format: 
Montana Library2Go Here 


John recommends . . . 

Book cover Sparrow   

The Sparrow  
by Mary Doria Russell 

Jesuits in Space. Really. That's all that needs to be said. Earth makes first contact with a distant planet. Earth gears up for Contact and a long space expedition. Who better to join the crew of voyagers to a New World than a Jesuit Priest appointed directly by the Vatican? Children of God is the equally impressive sequel. 

Available in the library catalog Here 
Also available in digital format:  
Montana Library2Go eBook 
Learn more about the author and her work Here 


Jennifer recommends . . . 

Book cover Sparrow 

The Age of Miracles 
by Karen Thompson Walker 

The Age of Miracles is unlike any science fiction book I had ever read. It starts with the gradual slowing of the Earth’s rotation, eventually making days stretch out into weeks. This is really as sciency as it gets, there’s no real answer as to why the rotation takes longer and there’s no grand plot to save the world. Instead, a pre-teen girl shares her experience as the world unravels day by day. The story is moving and magical. The pacing is slow and drawn out, Karen Thompson Walker can almost make time stand still but she keeps you there with her character wanting to know how it will all end. 

Find it in the library catalog Here 
Also available in digital format: 
Montana Library2Go eBook and eAudiobook 

Book cover To say nothing of the dog 

To Say Nothing of the Dog 
by Connie Willis 

To Say Nothing of the Dog is a delightful jaunt into time traveling comedy. Just enough science to keep it sci-fi and enough humor to keep it fun. An enjoyable, easy read. 

Find it in the library catalog Here 
Also available in digital format: 
Montana Library2Go eBook  
Hoopla eAudiobook 



by Nnedi Okorafor 

Binti is a wonderful novella about a young woman who leaves her tribe on Earth to become a scientist. The story has all the sci-fi staples: spaceships, aliens, and disaster. What really sets this novella apart is the unique writing style of Nnedi OkoraforNnedi is Nigerian-American and her story telling has a different cadence and overall feel. Check out the audio book on Hoopla and be taken away to a different place. 

Available on Hoopla eAudiobook 
Read more about the author and her other work Here 
Check out her TedTalk  Here