George at Science Book A Day has kindly asked me to come up with a list of ten great science fiction books. This is in no way a complete list, but I tried to select a variety of books I’ve read in the past year that qualify as (mostly) science fiction (which means I left off the fantasy, slipstream, new weird, magic realism, speculative polemics, etc, etc, etc).
George, by the way, is a science education guru in Melbourne where he runs the Science Book A Day website and Big Ideas Book Club. The website is expanding to include book reviews, and he sometimes includes science fiction. George has been a friend of FC2M almost from the beginning, and his website is always a quick, daily reminder of the nonfiction that I should be reading.