My Favorite Science Fiction Novels

 

Several people have asked me what Science Fiction writers and novels are my favorites. Out of the many hundreds I have read over 50 years, here are a few that come to mind. I'll be updating this list from time to time.

Azimov, Issac
  • The Foundation series
Benford, Gregory
  • Artifact
  • Cosm
Blish, James
  • Cities in Flight
Brin, David
  • Sundiver - an expidition into the sun.
  • Startide rising - neo-dolphins in Brin's Uplift universe
  • The Uplift War - neo-chimps in Brin's Uplift universe
Brunner, John
  • Stand on Zanzibar
  • The Shockwave Rider
  • The Sheep Look Up
Card, Orson Scott
  • Ender's Game - a favorite not to be missed, with many good sequels. Many are also available in French translations.
Cherryh, C. J.
  • Downbelow Station
  • The Chanur novels
  • The Foreigner novels
  • Cyteen
Clarke, Arthur C.
  • Childhood's End
  • Rendez-vous with Rama
  • The Fountains of Paradise - one of my favorites.
Flint, Eric
  • 1632 and many sequels, including books of stories by other authors, set in 16th century Germany.
  • 1812 and its sequel 1824.
Frankowski, Leo
  • The Cross-time Engineer and its sequels - an alternate history romp in 12th century Poland.
Forward, Robert
  • The Flight of the Dragonfly,and its sequels - a great description of travel to Barnard's start via light sail propulsion.
  • Dragon's Egg and its sequel Starquake - life on a neutron star - cool!
Harrison, Harry and Minsky, Marvin
  • The Turing Option -- superb!
Harrison, Harry
  • West of Eden - a trilogy that pits humans against intelligent, evolved dinosaurs - fun.
  • The Stars & Stripes - an alternate history of the US Civil War
  • Deathworlds - fun settings and action
  • The Stainless Steel Rat - fun reads.
Heinlein, Robert A.
  • Time Enough for Love
  • Stranger in a Strange Land
  • Starship Troopers
  • Too many others to list
Herbert, Frank
  • Dune, but its sequels get a bit esoteric
  • Hellstrom's Hive
Hogan, James P.
  • The Two Faces of Tomorrow
  • The Genesis Machine
  • Voyage From Yesteryear
  • Thrice Upon a Time
  • Bug Park
  • and a lot of others...
LeGuin, Ursula K.
  • The Left Hand of Darkness - also available in French as La Main Gauche de la Nuit.
  • The Dispossessed - this is the novel in which she invents and names the ansible, a device for instantaneous communications between stars, which many other authors have adopted in their stories.
Niven, Larry
  • Ring World and its sequels
Niven, Larry, Pournelle, Jerry, Barnes, Steven
  • The Legacy of Herot and its sequel Beowulf's Children - the best alien monsters ever.
Panshin, Alexi
  • Rite of Passage - a great comming of age story.
Pournelle, Jerry
  • Footfall - an alien invasion story
  • A Mote in God's Eye and its sequel
Robinson, Kim Stanley
  • The Red Mars, Blue Mars, Green Mars trilogy
Russell, Mary Doria
  • The Sparrow and its sequel Children of God
Scalzi, John
  • Old Man's War, with good sequels
Schmitz, James H.
  • The Demon Breed - a tightly written story in a well developed alien ecology, this is one of my all time favorites.
Silverberg, Robert
  • Lord Valentine's Castle and a bunch of sequels.
  • Gilgamesh the King
  • many others
Stewart, George R.
  • Earth Abides
Taylor, Travis
  • Warp Speed - warp drive physics, karate, mountain biking
  • The Quantum Connection - quantum physics, karate, lots of references to other SciFi novels.
Vance, Jack
  • The Languages of Pao - based on linguistics.
Vonnegut Kurt
  • Cat's Cradle
  • Slaughterhouse-Five
  • Breakfast of Champions
  • Welcome to the Monkey House
van Vogt, A. E.
  • The World of Null-A - based on General Semantics
  • The Silkie
Weir, Andy
  • The Martian

Mes romans préférés de science-fiction

 

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