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?

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    The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland

    The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. is a novel by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland. It’s not surprising it took two authors to write this novel as it covers a lot of genres. It’s sort of a fantasy/science fiction/spy thriller/comedy, with a dose of historical fiction thrown in. The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. – […]

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    Top Ten Quotes from Flowers For Algernon

    Flowers for Algernon is a beautiful, heartbreaking, book everyone should read. For those of you who love a good quote, and who love science fiction, we’ve put together our top ten quotes from this great novel. You can read our review of Flowers For Algernon here.  The Ten Best Flowers for Algernon Quotes “Even a […]

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    Flowers for Algernon Summary & Analysis

    Flowers for Algernon is a classic science fiction novel as poignant today as it was on its release. Flowers for Algernon is an elegantly beautiful book that almost defies analysis. This is one of many reviews of classic science fiction novels we have in the sci-fi book section of the site. Flowers for Algernon – […]

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    The Improbable Rise of Singularity Girl – Book Review

    The Improbable Rise of Singularity Girl looks at artificial intelligence in an unusual way. The novel follows the ‘life’ of Helen Roderick, a young scientist who uploads her brain into a bank of computers. What follows is a tale full of humour that examines what it means to be alive, unique and human. Enjoy the references – […]

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    Ringworld Review, Themes & Analysis

    In this week’s look at a classic science fiction novel we are critiquing Ringworld, by Larry Niven. This is one of many classic science fiction reviews on the site. Ringworld – a synopsis Ringworld’s central plot sees the permanently bored 200-year-old Louis Wu, the genetically lucky Teela Brown, and two very different aliens travel to […]

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    Our Favourite Neuromancer Quotes

    Like any fans of cyberpunk, we love Neuromancer. In fact, we love it so much we wrote a review of it. Neuromancer is written in Gibson’s unique, and beautiful, style. So we’ve decided to pick out some of our favourite quotes from Neuromancer to share them with you. If you think we’ve missed any, please […]

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    Date Night on Union Station – Book Review

    Date Night on Union Station, by E. M. Foner, is a fantastic science fiction novel that brims with a wild humour. Date Night On Union Station Summary The novel follows Earth consulate Kelly Frank and scrap space junk dealer Joe McAllister as they try to find love with a super intelligent AI-powered dating service. Unfortunately, […]

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    Review and Analysis of The Lathe of Heaven

    After recently focussing on The Man in the High Castle, we thought it was appropriate to look at the ideas presented in the Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin.       The Lathe of Heaven – Summary George Orr is a passive fellow with the ability to change reality through his dreams. […]

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    Miasma – Book Review

    A hidden gem of a book. If I had to use one term to describe this novel it would be ‘endearing’. I came across Miasma by Pete Alexander Harris on Twitter, a piece of serendipity that paid off. Miasma Summery Miasma is a colony world with various different human settlements strewn across its face. The novel […]

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    The Forever War – Review and Themes

    If you have more than a passing interest in science fiction you will have come across The Forever War, by Joe Haldeman. It’s one of those classic science fiction novels that people who don’t respect sci-fi say ‘transcends the genre’. It doesn’t. It’s simply a great book that happens to be in the science fiction […]