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  1. fiberartsy

    July 29, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    Awesome list! I also really loved Escaping Exodus.

  2. Jason’s Weird Reads

    July 29, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    Fantastic list, Rachel! In the Expanse series I’d definitely have to go with Leviathan Wakes because of Miller! But I also love Chrisjen Avasarala. Such a great series!

  3. Kelli Hicks

    July 29, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    Under the Skin sounds right up my alley. I'll have to check it out, for sure.

  4. Brandys Books

    July 29, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    Under the Skin was made into a movie!

  5. clayton james

    July 29, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    Im a big SciFi fan and have to say this is a Fantastic list, so refreshing to see a list like this without the normal go to books that are paste copied to so many book tube ranking list, well done in keeping your videos true to yourself and your followers 👏👍

  6. Sheena Harter

    July 29, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    I will definitely be adding Foe and Under The Skin to my TBR! I loved Into the Drowning Deep so much. One I recently read that I think has enough sci-fi to be included in the genre is The Book of Accidents. It was so good and such a great study in family dynamics, I think you would enjoy it!

  7. Jeanette A.

    July 29, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    I loved Under the skin too, so under-rated. I also loved Fabers other sci-fi "the book of strange new things"

  8. mikeutube

    July 29, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    The Martian is among my favorite books ever–and not just sci-fi. However, if you liked The Martian, you absolutely must read Project Hail Mary. I read it when it first came out last month and I still can't stop thinking about it.

  9. Loren Sims

    July 29, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    I haven't read most of those but I've heard good thing about several. I haven't read The Martian but the movie was fun. I did read his 'Artemis' that takes place on a city on the moon. It's a fun story, but basically the plot of The Adventures of Pluto Nash: local scoff-laws work to resist a mob takeover of the only city on the moon. It's really quite fun.
    I live for the Expanse. I'm disappointed the series will be ending soon. This has been Home for me for the past six years.

  10. Zubaer Chaudhari

    July 29, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    Hey

  11. Stevie Pickles

    July 29, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    FINALLY!!! Iain Reid is incredible.
    With both Foe and I’m Thinking of Ending Things I couldn’t help but think “nothing is happening… why am I so unnerved about a kitchen conversation?” Both should be read in one sitting by candlelight. Preferably in a cabin alone.

  12. 3DDavid06

    July 29, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    I watched the movie Under the Skin not knowing it was based on a book. But from your description it seems like the movie may have been a pretty faithful adaptation. It's EXTREMELY atmospheric, and esoteric. There are no special effects to speak of and it is all just ambient mood settings of predatory suspense and mystery. Now having seen the movie knowing all the "spoilers" you mention I'm not sure I have the same desire to read read it, but I may. Kind of like reading the subtle works of Kazuo Ishiguro, sometimes I've seen the adaptation first, sometimes the other way.

  13. c w

    July 29, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    Great video! Your summaries are fantastic—enthusiastic with no spoilers : ) Based upon your list, you may really like the Murderbot series by Martha Wells; it has a lot of clever plotting, humanity, and great writing. First time viewer, new subscriber 🙂

  14. Lia Cooper

    July 29, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    Emma Newman's Planetfall series was definitely one of the best things i read last year!

  15. Amanda

    July 29, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    You should read Leave the World Behind. It's an incredible book that also focuses on people during a disaster rather than clarifying the disaster at great length.

  16. Nakia's Hideaway

    July 29, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    Thank you for this list, Rachel! I'm still new to the sci-fi genre so I'm putting so many of these on my possible TBR list. I keep hearing so much about The Expanse so I'll definitely have to check that out. And I hope Foe is better than I'm Thinking of Ending Things. 😁

    My favorite sci-fi I've read so far has been Binti, but I haven't read much so I'm excited about so many books.

  17. Locutus D'Borg

    July 29, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    There is a sci fi book I would like to suggest: Macroscope by Piers Anthony. It was written in the 60's but is advanced for its age, i.e., the book predicts the internet, albeit on a galactic scale. And it has heart.

  18. Old Lady

    July 29, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    So many great recommendations. I had never even heard of most of these. Thank you.

    ETA – Mark Watney has to be one of my favourite book characters of all time.

  19. Chris Connors

    July 29, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    Sounds like a good selection, some new ones on there for me to try. Just picked up Into the Drowning Deep. I was entertained by her newsfeed trilogy (but not the parasite trilogy because it was just a newsfeed-type series complete with dog, mad scientist, moving underground labs, and a quirky character with a special secret). Have now downloaded Under the Skin, and Foe. Haven't read any Iain Reid before, looking forward to trying it.

    Moon of the Crusted Snow is on my TBR list (since April, sigh), and Yoon Ha Lee's books since Jul 2019 (bigger sigh—just too much to read).

    Escaping Exodus was a 2-star read (but I don't remember why…I'll have to give it a second chance as I may not have finished it. If it has a lot of romance-type stuff I usually DNF it though).

    I enjoyed Before Mars, Relentless Moon (gave them 4-stars in Calibre), and The Martian (5-star). And Corey's books…wow!…I'm going to reread the whole series and then go straight to the last few, including Leviathan Falls this Nov (looking forward to that).

    My 5-star fav sci-fi books (won't include those you already mentioned) are:
    Martha Wells Murderbot series (novella's work well; books are a little less good in comparison)
    Megan O'Keefe's Velocity Weapon (first book of a trilogy; just finished series this month)
    Alex White's A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe trilogy
    S.K. Dunstall's Stars Uncharted series. Great characters.
    Todd McAulty's Robots of Gotham. Second book is still not out. We're worried he's pulling a Rothfuss.
    Dennis Taylor's Bobiverse series. Last book a bit of a dud unfortunately, but entertaining enough.

    Robert Sawyer also has some really good books. They can be hit or miss. I enjoyed Wake, a blind woman gets some implants that allow her to see–but has the side effect in that she can see the Web in a visual intuitive way; and there's something in there that is lurking, and getting smarter (not a spoiler–that's right in the review). Other authors you may (or may not) like include Joel Dane (Cry Pilot series–for those who like war-monger sci-fi along the lines of Old Man's War or The Forever War), and Dan Stout (a book noir detective novel set on Titan, and includes minor magic which seems to have a bit of a scientific basis). Stout's third book is out, but still on my tbr. And I liked John Scalzi's The Collapsing Empire series. Might be a little too much political intrigue for some though.

  20. James Gossweiler

    July 29, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    I respect your reviews. They seem honest and genuine.

  21. Content Lit with Simon Fay

    July 29, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    Looks like there are 8 awesome books I never heard of and need to read…love the other 2 too.

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