For today's geek out, I thought I'd list some of my favorite sci-fi and fantasy books.
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card is one of my personal favorites. Ask any fan of sci-fi literature and they will tell you the same.
The Foundation Series by Isaac Asimov is also pretty amazing, though I am relatively alone in saying that Prelude to Foundation was one of my favorites. It is different from the rest of the books in that it is a non-stop adventure, but many die-hard fans of the series don't care for it.
Sticking with Asimov, I absolutely adore I, Robot. If you saw the movie, it's really nothing like it. The book is a collection of stories that chronicle the fictional development of robotics. One of the few sci-fi books that has ever made me laugh out loud while reading.
The Hunger Games and Catching Fire are remarkable pieces of postapocolyptic YA fiction. I read The Hunger Games in one sitting and Catching Fire, unlike so many other highly anticipated sequels, might have been even better than the first. I cannot wait to read the third book.
While it's probably not the best fantasy book out there, Heartlight by T. A. Barron was my first (that I remember, anyway). It's the first time I realized that people could write stories about stuff that wasn't real. This book is probably the main reason I became such a Speculative Fiction nut - that and my mom watching TNG and Sliders all the time after school. It's funny how it is always compared to A Wrinkle In Time, because I really didn't enjoy that book too much.
So what are some of your favorite Speculative Fiction books? I'm looking for some recommendations!
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