Category: Sci Fi Books

Stranger Views loves science fiction books. And fantasy books too, if we’re honest. We write all sorts of articles and book reviews on Stranger Views, but most of them fall into these categories:

Classic Science Fiction Novel Reviews
These are more than simple reviews. These are critical looks at books we deem to be classic science fiction. In these articles, we discuss the book and its relevance to the world today. If this sound’s like someone justifying their English degree, while indulging their love of science fiction, it’s probably because it is.

Independent Book Reviews
The growth of independent publishing is one of the best aspects of living in the 21st Century. Never have we had so access to such an array of awesome science fiction books. The hard part is finding one you’ll love among all of the books out there. So why not follow our recommendations to find your next book to read?

  • A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge

    A Fire Upon The Deep is a space opera novel by Vernor Vinge that takes the reader from one end of space to the other.  Showing the reader strange aliens, intelligences beyond human understanding, space battles and betrayals that span aeons. The novel was released in 1992 and went on to win the Hugo award. […]

  • The Best Quotes from Ancillary Justice

    Few novels have made such an immediate impact on the science fiction landscape as Ancillary Justice. Anne Leckie’s debut novel won a host of awards including the Hugo, Nebula, BSFA Arthur C. Clarke and Locus Awards as well as being named on our list of best science fiction novels ever written! We also reviewed and […]

  • Everything You Need to Know About Science Fiction

    What is science fiction? Science fiction (also called sci-fi or SF) is a form of speculative fiction. Stories within the genre are often concerned with science, time travel, space, cutting edge technology and aliens. It is a genre most concerned with how humanities’ technological advancement will affect its future. The key characteristics of science fiction […]

  • How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional universe – Book Review

    How to live safely in a science fictional universe, by Charles Yu, fits into the science fiction genre only by default. It doesn’t fit into any genre. By this I don’t mean it combines or crosses genres like Perdition Street Station or Ancillary Justice. I mean it is a unique work without clear antecedent. Summary […]

  • Martians, Go Home by Fredric Brown

    In a break from taking a look at the more serious side of science fiction, today we’re looking at something a little more fun: Martians, Go Home by Fredric Brown. Martians, Go Home Synopsis The story begins with the earth being swarmed by Martians. Aliens have taken many forms in literature; ethereal, otherworldly, advanced beyond […]

  • Ancillary Justice by Anne Leckie

    Ancillary Justice is the groundbreaking debut science fiction novel from Anne Leckie. It’s won a host of science fiction awards, including the Hugo, the Nebula and the Arthur C Clarke. It’s already considered one of the best space operas ever written. The novel is narrated by Breq, who is the last remnant of an artificially intelligent […]

  • The Camille by Colby R Rice

    The Camille is an engaging cyberpunk novella from Colby R Rice that sets the scene for an incoming series. It’s set in a future where nanotechnology and artificial intelligence has run rampant. Technology ‘on the bleeding edge’ has created a world where robots are indistinguishable from people and nanites can make and remake whatever they […]

  • Ubik By Philip K Dick

    Few novels pull at the strings of reality so elegantly as Ubik. It’s 1992 and the world is full of people with special abilities such as telepaths, precogs and others with powers. ‘Defending’ the ordinary person from these people are prudence organisations, run by people like Glen Runciter and Joe Chip. The novel follows Joe […]

  • A Forgotten Legacy by Larry Allen

    A Forgotten Legacy, by Larry Allen, is a hard science fiction novel with a touching, human, centre. Summary The spaceship Endeavour is marooned above a distant planet, a disaster reducing the crew to one lonely linguist. A billionaire is using his immense power and wealth to find the one thing that has eluded him for […]

  • Wool By Hugh Howey

    Wool started of as a self-publishing sensation, and has since become one of the best selling science fiction novels of the last decade. It is a hard science fiction novel set in a dystopian future. A future where the surface of the Earth has become uninhabitable and humanity is trapped inside an underground silo. Their […]