Post by Lynn McGuire
“21 Best Science Fiction Books of 2019” by Dan Livingston
“Female science fiction authors crushed it in 2019, penning nearly half
the books on this list. There are also a ton of female main characters.”
I have not read any of these yet.
I've only read four.
#18: _This is How You Lose the Time War_ by El-Mohtar and Gladstone is a
well-done romance, written as a series of letters between
galactic time travel combatants. Very interesting world building approach.
#10: _A Memory Called Empire_ by Martine is a much more traditional
political empire level science fiction in the style of Leckie.
Probably my top vote for this year's Hugo award
#7: _Ancestral Night_ by Bear. A very good, solid science fiction
novel. I like Bear's pure science fiction like this one better than
her steam-punk or fantasy, but all are good. Recommended.
#6: _Empress of Forever_ by Gladstone. A book that calls into question the
validity of this entire list. I thought it was remarkably poor; I was