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FANTASTIC SCIENCE FICTION NOVELS-a few of my best reads...

Tanis "Tanis Yvonne Somerville"
The list author says: "My genre for good reading in horror, thriller/mystery, science fiction, supernatural phenomenon and crime/espionage."
Natural History
Natural History
"In the far future, humanity has engineered itself into new forms capable of spaceflight, the terraforming of planets, and the exploration of the deepest oceans. Evolution has reached a new zenith, and it seems there is no environment we cannot conquer."
Life
Life
"The lives of biologist Anna Senoz; her husband, and their university friends intertwine as they evolve from students into adults with concerns that may affect their world. When Anna discovers a genetic trend with implications for the human sexual identity and gender relations, she finds herself a pariah among her colleagues."
Altered Carbon: A Takeshi Kovacs Novel (Takeshi Kovacs Novels)
Altered Carbon: A Takeshi Kovacs Novel (Takeshi Kovacs Novels)
"Mankind is strung out across interstellar space, and human consciousness is digitally freighted between the stars and downloaded into bodies, but some things never change, so when Takeshi is downloaded into the body of a ex-thug and presented with a catch-22 offer he shouldn't be surprised."
Dante's Equation
Dante's Equation
"Rabbi Aharon Handalman's expertise with Torah code - rearranging words and letters in the Bible - has uncovered a man's name. Who is Yosef Kobinksi, and why did God hide his name in His sacred text?"
Clade
Clade
"In the San Jose of tomorrow, all of nature is gengineered-from the warm-blooded plants to the designer people. But even in a rigidly controlled biosystem, with its pheromone-induced social order, the American dream is still the American dream."
Steel Helix
Steel Helix
"Piers Rameau, a brilliant geneticist, was offered the chance to help design mankind's replacement—Original Man, a smarter, stronger, swifter race based on manipulated human DNA. But Rameau refused, and chose to follow his own path."
The Mount
The Mount
"Charley lives in a stable. He isn't a runner, he's a mount. He belongs to a Hoot: The Hoots are alien invaders. Charley hasn't seen his mother for years, and his father is hiding out in the mountains somewhere, with the other Free Humans. The Hoots own the world, but the humans want it back."
Empire of Bones
Empire of Bones
"From Liz Williams comes a bold and provocative novel of the future in which the vast Indian subcontinent, home to thousands of gods, is visited by all-powerful alien beings from a distant world of controlled, sterile perfection. But what is their purpose: to free humanity-or to enslave it?"
Ship of Fools
Ship of Fools
"Generations of humans have called the starship "Argonos" home. An unidentified transmission lures the ship toward a nearby planet where the crew discovers the grisly remains of a colony. Soon, another signal beckons the ship into deep space--and into the dark heart of an alien mystery."
Call from a Distant Shore
Call from a Distant Shore
"U.N. mission to Mars commanded by a woman. At first, Jane thinks the voices in her head are the result of stress. Truth is, she and six people on Earth are receiving distress cries from Mars's moon, Phobos. But nobody on Earth will believe them."
Midnight Robber
Midnight Robber
"The Caribbean-colonised planet of Toussaint is in the middle of a carnival. Tan-Tan, the Robber Queen is enjoying the festival until her power-corrupted father commits an unforgivable crime."
Only Forward
Only Forward
"A dark labyrinth of a book: shocking, moving and surreal. Violent, outrageous and witty - sometimes simultaneously - it offers us a journey from which we return both shaken and exhilarated. An extaordinary debut."
Not of Woman Born
Not of Woman Born
"An original anthology of stories dealing with modern science's impact on our ideas of conception, birth, and parenting from some of the most imaginative and prophetic authors in science fiction."
Slaughtermatic
Slaughtermatic
"Welcome to the future, welcome to Beerlight: where to kill a man is less a murder than a mannerism; where integrity is no more than a fierce dream; where crime is the new and only art form."
Acts of Conscience
Acts of Conscience
"When space construction worker Gaeten du Cheyne visits the planet Green Heaven, he discovers a fascinating ecosystem whose intelligent life forms are being hunted for sport and exported as slaves by human colonists. Now du Cheyne must follow his conscience and rescue the natives of Green Heaven--or die trying."
Mother Grimm
Mother Grimm
"Raised within the sterile confines of the Biodome, Twila Grimm tries to escape to the outside world, where the surviving population has been devastated by an incurable virus, to discover the secret of her true origins."
The Time Ships
The Time Ships
"In this sequel to H.B. Wells' "The Time Machine", the time traveller has abandoned his Eloi friend Weena to the cannibal appetites of the Morlocks, the devolved race of future humans from whom he fled. He promptly embarks on a second journey to the year AD 802,701, pledged to rescue Weena."
Headcrash
Headcrash
"A Junior Engineer for Monolithic Diversified Enterprises, Jack Burroughs finds himself caught in a tangled cyberweb of corporate double-dealing and virtual espionage. And when he's forced to put his life on-line, it becomes apparent that his grip on (virtual) reality is by no means secure."
Carnival
Carnival
"In Old Earth's clandestine world of ambassador-spies, Michelangelo Kusanagi-Jones and Vincent Katherinessen were once a starring team. But ever since a disastrous mission, they have been living separate lives in a universe dominated by a ruthless Coalition—one that is about to reunite them."
Catalyst
Catalyst
"This psychologically complex science-fiction novel focuses on a sensitive adolescent making the difficult transition from childhood into adolescent sexuality and adult society. A boy, fleeing a bullying classmate, inadvertently makes first contact with a race of aliens who live beneath the surface of his planet."
Idolon
Idolon
"As part of the supporting cast, Pelayo survives as a test subject for the latest electronic skin and philm technology, which brings past trends and famous people to vivid life on his body."
Living Next Door to the God of Love
Living Next Door to the God of Love
"...Jalaeka has been many things in his short lifetime: a war captive, a prostitute, a pilgrim, a pirate, a princess in a glass coffin and a physics student at MIT. Now he's looking for someone to make him into something better, for the entity which created him is coming to take him back."
Recursion
Recursion
"Herb returns to the remote planet he has been furtively trying to build a city on, to find it a swarming nightmare of self-replicating machinery."
Spin Control
Spin Control
"Call Arkady a clone with a conscience. Or call him a traitor. A member of the space-faring Syndicates, Arkady has defected to Israel with a hot commodity: a genetic weapon powerful enough to wipe out humanity. But Israel's not buying it. They're selling it - and Arkady - to the highest bidder."
Them Bones
Them Bones
"A tense, fast-paced time travel yarn, packed with gritty detail. Pleasurable and fine."
Emergence
Emergence
"Author's scarce first novel, a inventive tale of one young girl, first in a new stage of human evolution, and her turbulent odyssey across an America scared by a Bionuclear war."
Green Eyes
Green Eyes
"Genuinely fresh imagination... strong and inventive. Author lives in Washington State--Vancouver."
Homunculus
Homunculus
"In 1870s London, a city of contradictions and improbabilities, a dead man pilots an airship and living men are willing to risk all to steal a carp. Here, a night of bangers and ale at the local pub can result in an eternity at the Blood Pudding with the rest of the reanimated dead."
A Hidden Place
A Hidden Place
"In the hard years of the Depression, young Travis lives with his uncle and aunt. Upstairs lives the mysterious Anna. Anna says she's going to be "changing", and she needs Travis's help...for purposes she won't explain. What follows is a tale of passion, terror, and hope, opening out to a great, dark, and unsuspected universe."
Roderick
Roderick
"Roderick is a robot pursued by authorities for having been illicitly conceived. He is on the road and growing up in a mad, morally bankrupt world."
Lucifer's Hammer
Lucifer's Hammer
"The gigantic comet had slammed into Earth, forging earthquakes a thousand times too powerful to measure on the Richter scale, tidal waves thousands of feet high. Cities were turned into oceans; oceans turned into steam. It was the beginning of a new Ice Age and the end of civilization."
Old Man's War
Old Man's War
"John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday. First he visited his wife's grave. Then he joined the army. The good news is that humanity finally made it into interstellar space. The bad news is that planets fit to live on are scarce—and alien races willing to fight us for them are common. So, we fight."
Accelerando (Singularity)
Accelerando (Singularity)
"For three generations, the Macz family has struggled to cope with the rampant technological achievements that have rendered humans near obsolete. And mankind's end encroaches even closer when something starts to dismantle the nine planets of the solar system in an effort to annihilate all biological lifeforms."
Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451
"A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners suddenly realizes their merit."
Native Tongue (Native Tongue Trilogy)
Native Tongue (Native Tongue Trilogy)
"Set in the not too distant future of 2205, and using fictional legislation implemented in 1991, Native Tongue is an intriguing depiction of a world where women are property, aliens are trading partners, and inherent ability to learn languages is a goldmine inherent only in certain families."
Woman on the Edge of Time
Woman on the Edge of Time
"Connie Ramos, a woman in her mid-thirties, has been declared insane. But Connie is overwhelmingly sane, merely tuned to the future, and able to communicate with the year 2137. As her doctors persuade her to agree to an operation, Connie struggles to force herself to listen to the future and its lessons for today...."
The Female Man (Bluestreak)
The Female Man (Bluestreak)
"The lives of Joanna and Jeannine interact with the world of Janet Evason after the female man from a planet of the future arrives in New York City."
Neuromancer
Neuromancer
"The Matrix unfolds like neon origami beneath clusters and constellations of data. Constructs, AIs, live here. Somewhere, concealed by ice, Neuromancer is evolving."
Idoru
Idoru
"Set in futuristic Tokyo, rebuilt after an earthquake, this is the story of a rock star who decides to marry a non-existent, virtual reality girl; the bemused American security consultant who has been sent to take care of him; and a teenage fan."
The Dispossessed (Hainish Cycle)
The Dispossessed (Hainish Cycle)
"Unwilling to accept that his anarchist world must be separated from the rest of the civilized universe, Shevek, a brilliant physicist, risks his life by traveling to the utopian mother planet of Urras."