I’m getting bored of reality. The more books I read, the more it feels as though they are all churning out the same basic stories about love and loss. There are the odd exceptions, but I am increasingly becoming disenchanted with modern literary fiction.
I recently read The City & The City by China Miéville and found the way it stretched my brain refreshing. I never knew what would happen next and I loved it!
I have always been wary of reading science fiction as I have had many disappointing reads. I blame this entirely on my lack of research. I would never walk into a book shop and just pick the top selling fiction title, so why did I ever imagine the best selling science fiction books would be to my taste? I’m a fan of literary fiction, so I should be looking at literary science fiction if I want to find enjoyable books. I didn’t realise this genre existed until recently, but a brief investigation has turned up lots of books that sound very appealing. I already had a few on my TBR pile thanks to the wonderful world of blogging, but reaching out to science fiction fans has made my list much longer!
A few others that caught my eye….
Many thanks to @ALRutter and @David_Heb for their literary science fiction recommendations on Twitter!
I had a moment of weakness and bought several of the above books – I look forward to letting you know all about them!
Don’t worry I’m not going to switch to becoming a science fiction blog, but I will be including a few more in my reading.
So what do you think?
Do any of these books appeal to you?
Do you know any other wonderful literary science fiction books?