Virtual Speculation

I read a lot of books.  Some where in the range of 125-150 at minimum every year.  The topics and quality ranges all over the place, but my preference tends to lean towards the various sub-genres of Speculative Fiction.  I don't think that Sci Fi and Fantasy novels are automatically fluff, there are some absolutely amazing books in those genres.  They often also have some very interesting points of discussion woven in.

So to that end I started a small online book club as a way to share the experience of these amazing books.  Starting out most of the titles were pulled from my favorite reads, but moving forward I've been pulling in books based on reviews and research.  The titles include high fantasy, hard science fiction, fable, near future, far future, and other facets of speculative fiction.

The book club has an online presence on Facebook and on Booklikes.

2014

The Last Unicorn / Peter S. Beagle
Nexus / Ramez Naam
Alif: the Unseen / A. Willow Wilson
Mappa Mundi / Justina Robson
The Shape-Changer's Wife / Sharon Shinn
Accelerando / Charles Stross
The Golem and the Jinni / Helene Wecker
Dust / Elizabeth Bear
Spellwright / Blake Charlton
He, She and It / Marge Piercy 
Gibbon's Decline and Fall / Sheri S. Tepper

2015

We Are All Completely Fine / Daryl Gregory
Blindsight / Peter Watts
A Darkling Sea / James L. Cambias
The Three-Body Problem / Cixin Liu & Ken Liu (translator)
The Killing Moon / N. K. Jemisin
The Girl With All The Gifts / M. R. Carey
Salt / Adam Roberts
The Peripheral / William Gibson
Horns / Joe Hill
The Martian / Andy Weir
The Speed of Dark / Elizabeth Moon

2016

Lock In / John Scalzi
Midnight Robber / Nalo Hopkinson
Shadowshaper / Daniel Jose Older
Boy, Snow, Bird / Helen Oyeyemi
Her Smoke Rose Up Forever / James Tiptree, Jr (Alice Sheldon)
Lexicon / Max Barry
Dawn / Octavia Bulter
Time Salvager / Wesley Chu
Dark Orbit / Carolyn Ives Gilman
The Snow Queen / Joah D. Vinge
The Emperor's Soul / Brandon Sanderson

2017

Signal to Noise / Silvia Moreno-Garcia 
This Alien Shore / C. S. Friedman 
The Core of the Sun / Johanna Sinisalo 
The Quantum Thief / Hannu Rajaniemi 
The Blind Assassin / Margaret Atwood 
Old Man's War / John Scalzi 
A Canticle for Leibowitz / Walter M. Miller, Jr. 
Dhalgren / Samuel R. Delany 
Viscera / Gabriel Squailia 
Grass / Sheri S. Tepper 
We / Yevgeny Zamyatin

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