This week I am going back and looking at books that have inspired other writers and changed the genre. Not just masterpieces of a bygone era but books worth picking up now.
Frank Herbert$10.99 $10.11
My Favorite example of science fiction world building. Frank Herbert builds in a single volume a rich, detailed future full of characters that leap off the page.
Guy Gavriel Kay$22.00 $19.80
Guy Gavriel Kay may be the best fantasy author who you have never read. Tigiana is a single volume fantasy epic that is a great introduction to the Magic that Kay brings to the page
Isaac Asimov$7.99 $7.35
In general I think that Asimov's non-fiction is better than his fiction, but I think any serious fan of science fiction should read Foundation. It is amazing to think of the number of authors who have been inspired by Asimov over the years, and this is the book that Asimov built his reputation on
Rediscovery: Science Fiction by Women (1958 to 1963): Yesterday's luminaries introduced by today's rising stars
There are so many great short stories in this collection. It is a reminder that not every great writer of the silver age of science fiction is a household name, even if they deserve to be.
Lois McMaster Bujold$15.00 $13.80