It's Science Fiction & Fantasy Week on Goodreads!

Posted by Hayley on August 12, 2019
Goodreads SFF Week 2019

It's time to leave your world behind... This week is all about science fiction and fantasy! We braved black holes, broken kingdoms, and an apocalypse (or ten) in our celebration of the latest and greatest of the genres.

Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy of 2019
Only 24 books to rule them all.
Most Anticipated Sci-Fi & Fantasy
If only you could time travel.

Meet the Rising Stars of Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Ready for first contact? Your next favorite author could be waiting for you.

The New Frontier of Science Fiction
From China to the Dominican Republic, the "genre of big ideas" finds fresh inspiration.

Top 50 Sci-Fi Books
Reach for these stars.
Top 50 Fantasy
Worth going on a quest for.




What will you be reading for Sci-Fi & Fantasy Week?

Let us know in the comments!


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message 1: by Rachael (new)

Rachael Arsenault I'll be reading the third hardcover of Saga (no spoilers please!) and hopefully finally digging into "Huntress" by Malinda Lo. And I'll be working on more books in my own fantasy series, "A New Age of Magic"!


message 2: by Michael (new)

Michael Trover wow great when you done hit me with some of it okay


message 3: by Idamus (new)

Idamus Currently reading one called Modern Magick by Charlotte E English.
Next up is a re-read of Ginn Hale’s Lord of the White Hell series.
(That series is m/m so if that is not your thing don’t buy them, if you don’t mind though, she has some awesome world building going on and an interesting plot).


message 4: by James (new)

James Knupp Just wrapped up "The Fountains of Paradise" by Arthur C. Clarke, and now about to start in on Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars Trilogy of books. I'm also working my way, slowly but surely, through Dune.


message 5: by Sammy (last edited Aug 12, 2019 08:35AM) (new)

Sammy I'm reading Mostly Harmless by Douglas Adams and Roadside picnic by Arkady & Boris Strugatsky this week. For starters... :)


message 6: by Reader453 (new)

Reader453 Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor (Comics)
Red Sonja: The Ballad of the Red Goddess
TMNT/Usagi Yojimbo

Good Omens
Whispers Underground
His Majesty's Dragon


message 7: by Smaug (new)

Smaug the Unmerciful Editor James wrote: "Just wrapped up "The Fountains of Paradise" by Arthur C. Clarke, and now about to start in on Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars Trilogy of books. I'm also working my way, slowly but surely, through Dune."

Ah, James, you are a brave man. I didn't even get to chapter 5 of Dune and I was already asleep.

I'm going to start on Rebel Seoul soon, the Korean dystopian.


message 8: by Denisse (new)

Denisse I'm reading The Murderbot series. So far so good!!!!


message 9: by Suman (last edited Aug 12, 2019 08:47AM) (new)

Suman Saha Currently reading Parallel and almost completed half of it. Mind blogging sci-fi romance thriller, got me feel crazy. Surely giving it 5 star irrespective of whatever happens at the end. Last week, it was Semiosis, which left a heavy impression in my thought zone. Thinking 'bout some planetary adventure for next. Will keep updating. Until then...


message 10: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Rachael wrote: "I'll be reading the third hardcover of Saga (no spoilers please!) and hopefully finally digging into "Huntress" by Malinda Lo. And I'll be working on more books in my own fantasy series, "A New Age..."

No spoils from me but Saga is *amazing.* Enjoy!!!


message 11: by Jerzy (new)

Jerzy P. Si hay algún lector hispano hablante, Victoria Stardust es una obra nueva que hace homenaje al género space opera de los 70. Si buscan una aventura extravagante, se las recomiendo ;)


message 12: by C.L. (new)

C.L. McCollum I'm currently diving into an ARC of SERPENT AND DOVE!


message 13: by Annette (new)

Annette The way of Kings (currently reading)
The Fifth Season ( starting this week)


message 14: by Holden (new)

Holden Bunko Working my way through Andrzej Sapkowski's Witcher series.


message 15: by Rachel (new)

Rachel I'm reading An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir.


message 16: by Kathy (new)

Kathy I just started Sleeping Giants this week.


message 17: by Arpana (new)

Arpana Based on all the recommendations, think I might dive into Saga.


message 18: by Chris (new)

Chris S. Currently reading Empire of Bones, an (IMO underrated) first contact novel by Liz Williams. Next up is probably The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty.


message 19: by Gabi (new)

Gabi I'll probably read Twenty-One Arrow Salute by Kasia Bacon. Fae warriors in luv. :)
I don't think I will have the time and energy for a longer novel. Sadly.


message 20: by David (new)

David It's always science fiction and fantasy week to meeeeee.

I guess I'll be reading In Green's Jungles by Wolfe and Ted Chiang's new collection Exhalation: Stories, because that's what I'm currently reading.


message 21: by Chris (new)

Chris S. Jerzy wrote: "Si hay algún lector hispano hablante, Victoria Stardust es una obra nueva que hace homenaje al género space opera de los 70. Si buscan una aventura extravagante, se las recomiendo ;)"

El libro me parece interesante. No tengo fluidez nativo en español, pero puedo leer la mayoría de literatura en el lenguaje. Necesito leer más ciencia ficción global


message 22: by ADPreadsYA (last edited Aug 12, 2019 09:57AM) (new)

ADPreadsYA Just finishing a re-read of Kings Of The Wyld (which isn't talked about nearly enough!!!) Cleansing my pallette with a little Christopher Moore (The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove) and then, on to the ARC I received this weekend, Into The Crooked Place by Alexandra Cristo


message 23: by Carro (new)

Carro I've just read the Touchstone trilogy - first book Stray, plus the wonderfully titled Gratuitous Epilogue and then the follow-on In Arcadia. The first trilogy is the older end of YA, but I found it perfectly readable as an adult. An Australian 18 year old on way home from school accidentally walks through a portal and finds herself on an alien planet - right in the middle of the countryside with dangerous alien animals around and all she has is what she had in her school bag - mostly her pencil case. She is a practical soul who works on surviving, even though she was not exactly into the great outdoors. One thing she does is keep a diary, and that is the form in which the book is written. So nice to read a book based on a character who isn't a super hero, but equally doesn't go into melt down. Things get considerably more complicated. Gratuitous Epilogue is the happily ever after. In Arcadia is a third person account of her mother's story. What I particularly liked about these books is the author has really thought through the implications of her world building and plot, and has a really busy imagination. Thoroughly enjoyed it.


message 24: by Renata (new)

Renata I had picked up The Left Hand of Darkness some time ago, and it's still waiting to be read. An apt time to get to it!


message 25: by G.G. (new)

G.G. Melies Terminé "Borikai" de V.M.Granda mientras sigo de a poco con "Marte rojo" de Kim Stanley Robinson.

y también comienzo en lo pronto "Resurrección" de Alberto García Briz.

Y si alguien busca Hard Sci Fi puede leer alguna de mis obras...
amazon.com/author/ggmelies

¡A seguir escribiendo!


message 26: by Cassie (new)

Cassie Fischer Rachael wrote: "I'll be reading the third hardcover of Saga (no spoilers please!) and hopefully finally digging into "Huntress" by Malinda Lo. And I'll be working on more books in my own fantasy series, "A New Age..."

Prepare for your life to change forever with Saga. I'm still reeling!


message 27: by Nicole (last edited Aug 12, 2019 10:18AM) (new)

Nicole Perkins I just picked up the collection 'The New Voices of Fantasy' edited by Peter S. Beagle. I'm pretty much game to read anything he puts his name on!


message 28: by Calvinist (last edited Aug 12, 2019 10:25AM) (new)

Calvinist Batman Brandon Sanderson (and Robert Jordan to a lesser degree) barely get mentioned once. I have no idea how these lists are made. Are top books based on ratings or popularity (or marketing payments)?

I'll keep banging this drum: time and time again Goodreads doesn't promote Sanderson like they do other (less talented) authors. I don't know why. Sanderson's Words of Radiance is one of the highest rated books (for the amount of readers) I've seen.

Crazy.


message 29: by Claudine (new)

Claudine Just finished The Broken Earth trilogy by N.K. Jemisin, and I'm completely blown away! AMAZING fantasy/sci-fi series. Can't recommend it highly enough!


message 30: by Susan (new)

Susan Belanger I'm currently re-reading the Hyperion Cantos by Dan Simmonds. Wonderful piece of SF with a strong literary pedigree and a sizable amount of horror thrown in.
Wasn't surprised to see that Simmonds also wrote "The Terror," the fictionalized account of the lost Franklin expedition which played last year on AMC.


message 31: by Jason (new)

Jason Powell disappointed to not see The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells. All Systems Red is the first book... I love this series.


message 32: by Prudence (new)

Prudence Currently working through the book of short stories, The Gray Wolf and Other Fantasy Stories by George MacDonald, who inspired C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. It's always interesting to read the authors who inspired the authors who inspire you.


message 33: by Prudence (new)

Prudence Claudine wrote: "Just finished The Broken Earth trilogy by N.K. Jemisin, and I'm completely blown away! AMAZING fantasy/sci-fi series. Can't recommend it highly enough!"

I've read books 1 & 2. Have you read the Inheritance series?


message 35: by Brad (new)

Brad Finishing up Autonomous and loving it.


message 36: by David (last edited Aug 12, 2019 11:58AM) (new)

David Calvinist wrote: "Brandon Sanderson (and Robert Jordan to a lesser degree) barely get mentioned once. I have no idea how these lists are made. Are top books based on ratings or popularit..."

Assuming you're talking about the top 50 fantasy list? Both Mistborn and Way of Kings are on there, you must not have looked very hard. Also none of this has anything to do with quality, it's just a popularity contest (which often runs counter to quality, imo). Of course Sanderson is going to be on it, considering he's one of the most popular, best selling fantasy writers around right now. I can think of hardly anyone who needs promotion less than he does. Him, Goodkind, and Jordan's Wheel of Time series are probably the only things paying for Tor's operation at the moment. I believe Sanderson has said something to that effect himself.


message 37: by Agnieszka (new)

Agnieszka Mauch i have had a sci-fi week all week every week since the beginning of this year, actually
here goes - current reading list of unanimous awesomeness:
'the penultimate truth' and 'ubik' by my lord and master, bearer of an embarrassing surname: philip k. dick
also jeff vandermeer's 'borne' which kind of clicks with me but doesn't so i'm putting off wading further into it for this very reason - but it's still kinda-sorta interesting? i mean..
(also: philip k dick is a priority, ngl)


message 38: by Ola (new)

Ola i will be reading some classic stanislaw lem, finishing the second book of the expanse and first book of silo, and now i'm thinking about bringing some peter f. hamilton from the library, maybe the second book of void...


message 39: by Barbara (new)

Barbara Did you know that, I read it some place recently, that the Foundation series by Asimov is on some discs in the glove compartment of that car that guy sent into space?

I am not sure spreading all this crap all over the galaxy, with the bacteria and some other things just spilt all over the Moon, is a good thing. What if future humans somehow get ahold of those discs and think that this was an actual history or an actual past?

It would be like this whole damn christian religion crap or scientology.

Crazy.


message 40: by Gala (new)

Gala I'm reading Ursula le Guin's The Dispossessed - brilliant sci fi that you can really sink your teeth into. She is fantastic as ever.


message 41: by S.M. (new)

S.M. Currently reading the Sevenwaters series by Juliet Marillier. Love it!


message 42: by Syntha (new)

Syntha Green I'm almost finished with Stars Uncharted by S.K. Dunstall


message 43: by Alicia (new)

Alicia Riley Hmmm

Isaac Asimov author of both fiction and non fiction works know works Foundation Series,, Nightfall etc.


Tom Corbett Space Cadet series by Carey Rockwell (from at lest 50's so might be hard to find)

Of course Star Trek and Star Wars novels/comics etc

Doctor Who

Frankenstein

The Man in the Moone and other Early Science Fiction Tales edited by David Lear (in my opinion fantasy too.)

Will add later.


message 44: by Syntha (new)

Syntha Green I am also reading How long til black future month by Jemisin and it is amazing!!!


message 45: by Benjamin (new)

Benjamin Ettinger I'm reliving the 60s New Wave and just finished Brian Aldiss's amazing Barefoot in the Head. Now I'm reading Kate Wilhelm's Juniper Time.


message 46: by Faezeh (new)

Faezeh Saberi خب! من قصد نداشتماین کتابو الان شروع کنم، با توجه به این که سه تا کتاب دیگه دارم می خونم؛ اما به مناسبت این هفته، برجیس را بخر از آیزاک آسیموف نیز تو قفسه ی کارنتلی ریدینگم قرار می گیره.


message 47: by Inken (new)

Inken Sammy wrote: "I'm reading Mostly Harmless by Douglas Adams and Roadside picnic by Arkady & Boris Strugatsky this week. For starters... :)"

Roadside Picnic is interesting! The movie is pretty out there too :-)


message 48: by Zombie_Phreak (new)

Zombie_Phreak Sci-Fi & Fantasy? You mean "Business as Usual," right?


message 49: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Silva I just took a sci-fi break to read Recursion by Blake Crouch and it was excellent. Now I'm jumping back into Mistborn at Alloy of Law to finish the series without interruption. Every week is sci-fi and fantasy week for me!


message 50: by Andis (new)

Andis Dzērve Finishing 1984 in the following day or two, and then it's not decided yet, it's gonna be either Neuromancer or Altered Carbon.


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