Top Ten SFF Standalones on my TBR.

Recently, I did a post on the Top 10 Historical fiction on my TBR,  and I thought I’d do similar posts on other genres as well. So, here are the top ten sci-fi and fantasy standalones on my TBR.

  1. The Exo Project by Andrew DeYoung

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This is about a boy who is a part of a project to find a hospitable planet for humanity. He stumbles on an inhabited planet, with a matriarchal society, and it sounds super-interesting. Definitely want to read this.

 

2. Palimpest by Catherynne Valente

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A sexually-transmitted city. Yes, you’ve read that right. This book sounds really weird, and yet strangely intriguing.

3. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

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This is a Cinderella retelling which follows a girl who had been cursed into forced obedience. It definitely sounds interesting, and I’ve heard great things about it.

4. The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

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Ray Bradbury is, of course, best known for Fahrenheit 451, but this looks intriguing as well. Definitely want to read.

5. Uprooted by Naomi Novik

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This is a book I keep hearing about all the time! It is interesting, rather fairy-tale like, and definitely worth checking out.

6. 172 hours on the Moon by Johan Halstead

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TBH, I am not as keen on this as I am on some of the other books in the list, as I’ve heard mixed reviews. This follows teenagers who win a trip to the moon, and that would definitely be something I’d be up for, so it is interesting to me.

7. The Circle by Dave Eggers

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This is another book with mixed reviews, but its plot sounds quite interesting. The Circle is a shady internet company which kind of steals your information or something, and that sounds quite realistic in today’s world.

8. The Book of Joan by Lidia Yuknavitch

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I don’t know much about this book, as I haven’t heard that many people mention it, but what I do know sounds interesting. It is set in the future, where humans are sexless, hairless white creatures floating in space. There’s some kind of revolution, I believe, and this with several feminist themes, and I’m interested in seeing how that will play out.

9. The Mad Scientist’s Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clark

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This is about a robot named Finn and is relationship between him and the girl whose tutor he is. I believe there is some kind of a romance between them, and that can be either really good, or disastrous, and I hope it is the former.

10. The God Patent by Ransom Stephens

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The clash between science and religion is something I find really interesting, and this deals with exactly that! I hope it is good.

 

So, that’s it. I never realized how rare standalones are in SFF.

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