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Top 5 Science Fiction 2022


Links to the full reviews in the book covers.

The Mountain in the Sea by Ray Nayler
Ray Nayler’s debut deals with a terrestrial first contact but is also a reflection of issues of sentience and intelligence.
Poster Girl by Veronica Roth
Veronica Roth continues to explore issues of adulthood and responsibility in her newest novel which is centred around a post-dystopian society and the people who supported and opposed the former regime.
Under Fortunate Stars by Ren Hutchings
Ren Hutchings surprising debut was a winning combintation of time travel and space opera driven by a cast of memorable flawed characters.
Neom by Lavie Tidhar
Lavi Tidhar returns to the world of his award winning Central Station to tell more connected stories set in his future Middle East based around a city in Suadi Arabia that is currently nothing more than a dream and a flashy website.
The Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Sylvia Moreno-Garcia successfully takes on, reimagines and recasts an HG Wells classic, setting the action in 19th Centruy Mexico.

Honourable Mentions

The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi
John Scalzi brings his wry science fiction side to the fore in this fun riff on monster movies that considers whether maybe the biggest monster is man.
Mickey7 by Edward Ashton
Edward Ashton introduces the idea of the expendable clone and then has fun with it which keeping the stakes high.

Braking Day by Adam Oyebanji
Adam Oyebanji brings something new to the generation ship sub-genre in his enjoyable debut.
Flight of the Aphrodite by S J Morden
In SJ Morden’s latest (loosley connected to his last book Gallowglass) the crew of an exploration ship to Jupiter start to lose it under the influence of something strange.

The Last Hero by Linden A Lewis
Linden A Lewis ends their debut space opera trilogy (which started with The First Sister) with action, resolution and heart.

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