I read a lot of science fiction books which often generate a lot of fanart. Rather than simply using the cover of each book, where fanart and other representative imagery exist, I've picked images I think create intrigue about the book, or remind me of parts of the story.

The Power illustration by Sophie Hollington The Power illustration by Louise French The Power illustration by Kayee Au of Pixelstory

  • Title: The Power
  • Naomi Alderman

My rating: ★★★★★

Really captivating read. An interesting take on if women had power over men.



  • Title: Broken Earth series: The Fifth Season, The Obelisk Gate, and The Stone Sky
  • Author: Nora K. Jemisin

My rating: ★★★★★

I was skeptical on whether I'd enjoy these books at first as they are more "fantasy" than I usually go for, I'm so glad I got over that as these books are an incredible gift to world. I read all three in a row and felt a little lost when I finished the last one in the series as I felt I'd been in that world for so long.


The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O book cover

  • Title: The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O
  • Neil Stephenson & Nicole Galland

My rating: ★★★★★

A unique take on time travel by adding the science of magic into the mix. The story is told through first person accounts and descriptions of artifacts. I could see this having a sequal. Hope so.


Artemis illustration by artofjokinen

  • Title: Artemis
  • Andy Weir

My rating: ★★


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  • Title: Seveneves
  • Author: Neal Stephenson
  • Genre: Hard science fiction

My rating: ★★★★★

This is one of my favorite science-fiction books of all time. It's starts in the not-to-distant future, is based on real science so feels believable, and then jumps farther into the future, really capturing the imagination. It also has strong women at the center of the novel, venturing into ethics and what it means to be human. It's long but I didn't want it to end, I wanted the next chapture. There were plans to make it into a movie a few years ago, hope that becomes a reality.


  • Title: Version Control
  • Dexter Palmer

My rating: ★★★

An intriguing time travel novel. I found it a bit of a slow to starter but definitely drew me in. Interesting if you know Git or other version control systems.


Illustration of women in space by Voila Vala

  • Title: The Calculating Stars and The Fated Sky from The Lady Astronaut series
  • Mary Robinette Kowal

My rating: ★★★★

Interesting take on alternative history if women had been in the first missions to the moon, and beyond. Probably would class as a "hard science fiction" novel as both books go into very detailed descriptions of planning and being on board space flight. I struggled to connect with the main character a bit, I think because of the time period. Otherwise really enjoyed the books.


11-22-63 Illustration by Wayne Johnson

  • Title: 11.22.63
  • Stephen King

My rating: ★★★★★

Time travel + alternative history. Love it.


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  • Title: Ready Player One
  • Ernest Cline

My rating: ★★★★

Really enjoyed this book because of the reminders of 80's music and movies, and the visuals it conjured up.


The Crack in Space illustration by Jerome Podwill

The Crack in Space red spaceship cover artFantasy art illustration by Yin Yu

The Crack in Space cover art

  • Title: The crack in space
  • Philip K Dick

My rating: ★★★★★

Did not want this book to end. Is more of a time travel novel than science fiction, definitely nods to The Time Machine. It draws on my (and probably everyone's) curiosity about the evolution of homosapiens—what we evolved to be, could have been, and other versions of humans we could have lived with.


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  • Title: 2312
  • Kim Stanley Robinson

My rating: ★★★

The best thing about this book to me is the beautiful descriptions of future worlds and habitats. It really captured my imagination. I could see this making a great movie. Also enjoy the strong women and non-cis characters.

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