Re-blogging Charlie Jane Anders’ io9 post, in which I’m credited. I’d have my own additions (such as G. Willow Wilson’s Alif the Unseen and more), but some of these picks are very good, especially Ted Chiang and Peter Watts, whose attention to both real science/engineering and good writing make their stories so great. What are your thoughts about this top ten list?
10 Recent Science Fiction Books That Are About Big Ideas
July 27, 2012 – Charlie Jane Anders
Nowadays, everybody says that science fiction has stopped talking about Big Ideas. Science fiction used to be the genre that asked the huge questions, about who we are and where we’re going. But somehow, people say, the genre lost its appetite for deep thoughts.
But if you’ve been keeping up with recent science fiction books, you already know it’s not true. Here are 10 great science fiction novels, published since 2000, that raise huge, important questions.