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“21 Best Science Fiction Books of 2019” by Dan Livingston
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Lynn McGuire
2019-11-30 04:50:02 UTC
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“21 Best Science Fiction Books of 2019” by Dan Livingston
https://best-sci-fi-books.com/21-best-science-fiction-books-of-2019/

“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.

Lynn
Chris Buckley
2019-11-30 06:29:18 UTC
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“21 Best Science Fiction Books of 2019” by Dan Livingston
https://best-sci-fi-books.com/21-best-science-fiction-books-of-2019/
“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.
Recommended.
#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
very disappointed.

Chris
James Nicoll
2019-11-30 14:12:49 UTC
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#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
very disappointed.
Oh, thank goodness someone agrees. Usually when I think a book by a popular
author is a bit crap, the general reaction is to give it an award of
some kind.
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Chris Buckley
2019-12-01 15:22:47 UTC
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#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
very disappointed.
Oh, thank goodness someone agrees. Usually when I think a book by a popular
author is a bit crap, the general reaction is to give it an award of
some kind.
It functioned so poorly as a science fiction novel (IMO) that I kept
on looking for other ways to interpret it (extended allegory? internal
conflict dream?), but failed. At the moment I'm guessing it was a
"trunk" book, written before he became competent and packed away
for years without being sold.

Chris
Robert Carnegie
2019-11-30 15:27:51 UTC
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Post by Lynn McGuire
“21 Best Science Fiction Books of 2019” by Dan Livingston
https://best-sci-fi-books.com/21-best-science-fiction-books-of-2019/
“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.”
Nearly half! That's really dominating the field.
a***@yahoo.com
2019-12-01 19:40:28 UTC
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Post by Lynn McGuire
“21 Best Science Fiction Books of 2019” by Dan Livingston
https://best-sci-fi-books.com/21-best-science-fiction-books-of-2019/
“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.
Lynn
I really liked the short story "Today I am Paul". Now I want to read the novel length version "Today I am Carey". Thanks!
Robert Carnegie
2019-12-01 21:58:19 UTC
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Post by Lynn McGuire
“21 Best Science Fiction Books of 2019” by Dan Livingston
https://best-sci-fi-books.com/21-best-science-fiction-books-of-2019/
“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.
Lynn
I really liked the short story "Today I am Paul". Now I want to read the novel length version "Today I am Carey". Thanks!
Carey Mc Care Face?

I'm responding here because I don't think presumably
a wider audience at the web page itself deserves to see it,
they didn't do anything to me...

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