I am planning to read many different sci fi books during this year, most of them published in 2015. Would you like to join me and discuss them? Would be fun! We can also go over the five Hugo Award candidates by August. I’ve never done it this way, but it would be fun to see which novel we would nominate and which ends up winning.
Here is the list of five Hugo candidates:
- Ancillary Mercy (book 3) by Ann Leckie (Orbit)
- The Cinder Spires: The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher (Roc)
- The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin (Orbit)
- Seveneves by Neal Stephenson (William Morrow)
- Uprooted by Naomi Novik (Del Rey) (Nebula winner)
Here are other sci fi books I already have on my Kindle and looking forward to read:
- The Dark Forest by Cixin Liu
- Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie (Hugo candidate)
- Columbus Day (Book 1) by Craif Alanson
- Seveneves by Neal Stephenson (Hugo candidate)
- Rath’s Deception by Piers Platt
- TFS Ingenuity (book 1) by Tori L. Harris
- Luna New Moon by Ian McDonald
- Golden Son (Book 2) by Pierce Brown
- The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkings
- Barsk The Elephant’s Graveyard by Lawrence M. Schoen
- Radiance by Catherynne M. Valence
- Lock In by John Scalzi (not eligible for the 2016 Jalapeño Fiction Award, but I have it, and it’s supposed to be great, like everything written by Scalzi)
Also, I would love to invite some contributing writers. My first priority is the book reviews for the Jalapeño Fiction Award, the sci fi books published in 2015. The majority of the list above is eligible.
Shoot me a message in the comments about any of this! Looking forward to hear from you.
P.S. You can offer other books to read or other subjects for guest posts. I’m flexible.
Update 1. Sir Opher Goodwin, a prolific author of science fiction, just brought to our attention 2 of his sci fi novels, published in 2015 (click on the image to go to the Amazon page):
I am adding these titles to both 2016 Jalapeño Fiction Award and adding to my reading list for this year, and also I am adding these titles to the book club proposal. If someone wants to write a review on these books for the Jalapeño Fiction Award, please let know. Also you can learn about the author Opher Goodwin on his wordpress page.