Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Five books to inspire you to build a better future

At the B & N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog Kameron Hurley tagged five books to inspire you to make tomorrow better, including:
Dark Orbit, by Caroline Ives Gilman

This rather recent science fiction novel coasted under a lot of people’s radar, which is a shame, because it delivers so much that is wonderful about science fiction. It’s got competent, intrepid explorers, science!, space anomalies, incredible new worlds, and the optimism in humanity’s future to insist that we could tackle some of the universe’s strangest phenomena without destroying ourselves. This is an exploratory team that lands on a planet teeming with dark matter. I mean, how much more science fiction can you get? But what really impresses about this novel is its turn inward into an exploration of how our expectations about the unknown may make it more difficult for us to understand it.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue