Archives: The Best Science Fiction Books Reviewed on ScienceFiction-Lit

The Gaean Trilogy by John Varley

 Titan (1979) Wizard (1980) Demon (1984)   The Gaean Trilogy is my all time favorite science ficiton series. I know, there is some truly outstanding competition, but John Varley’s just keeps me coming back. In this series we are introduced to Gaea, a Stanford torus, 1300 km wide who is God to her diverse inhabitants. • Read More »


Slow Apocalypse by John Varley

Title: Slow Apocalypse Author: John Varley Published: 2012To submit a detailed article, click here! Buy it at Amazon.com Buy it at Amazon.ca In “Slow Apocalypse” John Varley forays into what maybe the first truly formulaic piece I’ve ever read of his. My feelings are mixed. It’s present time, or close enough to not tell the • Read More »


The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

Title: The Left Hand of Darkness Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Published: 1970Hugo and Nebula Awards Winner Review for an entry into the Hugula contest! Buy it at Amazon.com Buy it at Amazon.ca Written by Ursula Le Guin in 1970, this modern classic has a timelessness to it that is sure to mystify and entrance • Read More »


Enders Game by Orson Scott Card

Title: Enders Game Author: Orson Scott Card Published: 1985Winner of the Hugo and Nebula AwardsReviewing “Ender’s Game” gives you one entry into the Hugula Challenge! Buy Ender’s Game at Amazon.com Buy Ender’s Game at Amazon.ca “Ender’s Game” is without question among the most influential science fiction novels of recent history. A large part of that • Read More »


Ender in Exile by Orson Scott Card

Title: Ender in Exile Author: Orson Scott Card Published: 2008 Overall Rating: 3/5 Writing: 4/5 SF Coolness Factor: 2/5 Story: 3/5To submit a detailed article, click here! It’s decent. It’s moderately interesting. And only those who are already fanatical Ender fans should read it. The novel takes place in the time between “Ender’s Game” and • Read More »


Friday by Robert A Heinlein

Title: Friday Author: Robert A Heinlein Published: 1982 To submit a detailed article, click here! Buy it at Amazon.com Buy it at Amazon.ca Listen for free with an Audible free trial! One of Master Heinlein’s last, this novel takes place on a not-quite-dystopian earth. The United States, like the U.S.S.R. in 1991, has fractured into • Read More »


The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein

  Title: The Moon is a Harsh Mistress Author: Robert A. Heinlein Published: 1966Hugo Award 1967 Buy it at Amazon.com Buy it at Amazon.ca Listen for free with an Audible free trial! “The Moon is a Harsh Mistress” is possibly Heinlein’s most Heinlein-y novel, which makes it among his greatest. Good hard SF, cutting edge • Read More »


Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

Title: Cloud Atlas Author: David Mitchell Published: 2004 Awards: British Book Award, Richard & Judy Book of the Year. Buy it at Amazon.com Buy it at Amazon.ca Listen for free with an Audible free trial! David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas is the softest of soft sci-fi. Of the six tales interwoven in the book, only two • Read More »


Dancing with Darwin by Chris Northern

chris-northerns-dancing-with-darwin   Title: Dancing with Darwin Author: Chris Northern Published: 2013To submit your own review, click here! Buy it on Amazon.com Buy it at Amazon.ca It is rare to come across a really new end of the world story, but within Chris Northern’s new book there are four takes on an idea that is, at • Read More »


Doorways in the Sand by Roger Zelazny

Title: Doorways in the Sand Author: Roger Zelazny Published: 1976To submit your own review, click here! Buy it at Amazon.com Buy it at Amazon.ca This is a pretty ambiguous title. The story opens with our hero, a perpetual student who is paid enough to cover his living expenses from the estate of his uncle so • Read More »