It's May 2019: What sci-fi book are you reading?


In the name of the Pizza Lord. Charge!
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I've just finished Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes. It's an amazing book. Soft SF I would say, more focused on characters, well one character in particular.
I went through a roller coaster ride of emotions with this book and that doesn't happen very much. It's one of those books that's all about the human condition that has the ability to touch and leave the mark on its reader.

It's part of a Gollancz SF Masterworks for a reason. Highly recommend it to all of you here.

Derk of Derkholm

Journeyed there and back again
Indeed, this book is a classic!
Are you on a quest to read good, classic SF books?
I would suggest "Norstilia" by Cordwainer Smith, but there are soooooo many other good books.

Silvion Night

Sir Readalot
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I've finished Caliban's War (Expanse 2) some time ago. Loved it! The writing is done very well. I haven't read such prose since I read the Hyperion books by Simmons.

I'm now halfway through book 3 (Abaddon's Gate) and the writing is just as stellar as in the first books, although there are some new characters that don't appeal to me as much as the new additions to book 2. A shame really that these new additions don't play a role in book 3. Oh well, the minister (Anna) is a cool new POV at least and we still got the original ones as well (especially Holden), so I'm happy.

I also bought books 4-7.