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?

  • 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 […]

  • Demolished Man Quotes

    The Demolished Man was was the first Hugo Award Winner and, while it hasn’t aged perfectly, it’s still worth a read. The primary themes of the novel are the role of Nietzsche’s Uberman in society and the truth that lies behind the mask of humanity. With that in mind, we picked the quotes from the […]

  • A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M Miller

    A Canticle for Leibowitz is a post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by Walter M Miller. Released in 1960 to mixed reviews, it is now rightly considered a classic work of science fiction. A Canticle for Leibowitz – Summary A Canticle For Leibowitz opens after a nuclear war has devastated the planet. Human society is undergoing a […]

  • Everything you need to know about Hiro Protagonist

    Hiro Protagonist is the leading man of insane cyberpunk classic Snow Crash, by Neal Stephenson. If you’re on this page, it’s safe to assume you’ve read Snow Crash, and you’d like to learn a little bit more about the character. He has the coolest name in literature Only Neal Stephenson would have the chutzpah to […]

  • The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet – Book Review

    The Long Way To a Small Angry Planet, by Becky Chambers, is more than just a book with a cool title. It’s a great novel for anybody who loves clever space operas that are fun to read. Indeed, we put it on our list of best space opera’s ever. This novel revels in the majesty […]

  • Seven Interesting Quotes from The Diamond Age

    The Diamond Age, by Neal Stephenson, is one of the most complex cyberpunk novels you can read. Stephenson delves into theories about pedagogy and artificial intelligence, to name but two. Below are ten quotes from the novel to give us insight into those themes. There are also some of the best science fiction quotes we’ve read. […]