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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Best Modern Sci-Fi (Nominations and seconds needed)

Image description: many spaceships; one in the background exploding.
What is the best modern science fiction novel or series?  

We often hear about the canonical science fiction, but what about modern books and series? In the last thirty years we've seen a renaissance of subject matter and new voices within the genre.

We still need more nominations (and the nominations that exist need seconds if they're to make it to the poll).

Rules are on the original page if you're wondering if your nomination counts as "modern" or "science fiction."

Please please please put any new nominations on the comments of the original page. It'll make my life so much easier when I make the poll to have all the nominations in one place.


  1. The Old Man's War series - John Scalzi

  2. Seconding Expanse Series by James S. A. Corey (from last nom post)

    1. I didn't see this posted before, but I second your second if that's okay on top of my own nominations.

  3. If you're including "speculative fiction" in that definition then definitely Margaret Atwood's MaddAddam trilogy.

    The Red Rising trilogy by Pierce Brown - brutal but so so good

  4. Superposition and Supersymmetry by David Walton!

  5. Second "Expanse"
    Second "Vorkosigan"

  6. Cherryh's "Foreigner" series
    Freidman's "Black Fire Trilogy"