Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Broke and the Bookish.
When it comes to favorite books, I have a very long list of them. When it comes to favorite science fiction books, picking just ten is going to be very difficult, but I’ll give it a try and see what happens. I love an awful lot of them.
Icarus Hunt by Timothy Zahn
This is my favorite science fiction book, hands down. It’s not perfect, it doesn’t have a massive following, but I still think it’s a fantastic book. There is a surprise twist at the end that delights me every time and I’ve yet to recommend it an have someone not enjoy it.
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
I’m sure lots of people would put this on their list because it’s sort of a classic science fiction book, especially for teenage boys. I’ve read it a dozen times and while it has a lot of things going on beyond just the story, I find it to be a great read.
The Blood of Kerensky Trilogy by Michael A. Stackpole
(Lethal Heritage, Blood Legacy, and Lost Destiny)
This trilogy is a fantastic jumping-on point for anyone interested in the Battletech universe and it has the added bonus of being written by a spectacular author. I try to read these books once every couple of years to remind myself of how awesome the universe they take place in is all the time.
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
This is one of the newer books on my favorites list. I read it in 2012 and while it isn’t my usual fare in regards to science fiction, I found it fascinating. This is another book that I recommend to a lot of people when they are looking for something new to read.
The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
There are so many reasons to love this book, not the least of which is the wonderful universe Haldeman creates for his main characters. I really connected with this one and I can see its influence in so many other books I’ve read which are more recently published. I’ve yet to read the sequel, but someday I’ll get to it.
The Thrawn Trilogy by Timothy Zahn
(Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, and The Last Command)
I know I’ve put this trilogy on so many of these lists, but I just can’t help it because I love these books so much. They were some of the first science fiction books I read so many years ago and they started me down the path to my love for all things Star Wars Expanded Universe. The writing is superb, the characters are dynamic, and the story in this trilogy spawned so many more great books.