Science fiction for beginners (Part 1)


Reasons I have avoided reading sci-fi:
-It has aliens
-I love technology, but not that much
-I stopped taking science in the 11th grade, and some sci-fi gets complicated (quantum what?)
-“Sci-fi is for boys”
-Weird book covers
-It has aliens

Reasons I want to read more sci-fi:
-Ender’s Game
-My friends (the kind of people who play too much Warcraft, joke in meme-speak, and spend their extra cash on decks of Magic cards)
-Nerd cred +3

Planned destinations:
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
-Some Ray Bradbury short stories + Fahrenheit 451
Foundation by Isaac Asimov
Gone by Michael Grant

Stay tuned as next week I take on a book with a blue man on the cover, which looks like a promising first pick.

Many thanks to the Figmenters who suggested sci-fi books to me. Have one you think I should read?

5 thoughts on “Science fiction for beginners (Part 1)

  1. When you say “Ender’s Game,” do you mean JUST Ender’s Game, or the entire Ender/Bean series? Because the other 7 or 8 of them are AMAZING. Ender’s storyline goes for lots of philosophy, ethics, and physics, while Bean’s are more about politics and battle-strategy. I highly, highly, highly recommend them.

  2. Ah, you absolutely MUST read Deception Point by Dan Brown. I could not put it down. Some of the science gets a little confusing, but for the most part, it’s an amazing read. 🙂

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