Sydnee Recommends: SCI-FI BOOKS

Young Adult

Shatter Me by Tahera Mafi

  • poetic writing
  • lethal touch
  • beautiful romance disguised as a dystopian

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

  • fairy tale retellings in space
  • cyborgs
  • bamf princesses

Feed by MT Anderson

  • brain bugs
  • capitalism / consumerism runs the worlds
  • its been like 4 years since i read it but i promise its good

172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad

  • horror/thriller on the moon
  • evil dopplegangers
  • its terrifying

Adult (ish)

Vicious by VE Schwab (are you surprised? I’m not)

  • morally grey characters
  • hero / villain origin story
  • college friends give themselves super powers
  • litter girl that can raise the dead

Ready Player One by Earnest Cline

  • virtual reality / video game
  • 80s reference galore (the nostalgia!)
  • vr treasure hunt

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

  • classic feminist science fiction
  • dystopia (infertility)
  • seriously tho how have you never heard of this??

Graphic Novels (aka I really love Brian K. Vaughn)

Saga by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples

  • intergalactic war
  • interracial space romeo and juliet story
  • basically the whole galaxy wants to kill their kid
  • bisexual character! giant cat! spider woman bounty hunter!

Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaugh and Cliff Chiang

  • time travel
  • aliens
  • 12 year old girl gang
  • its basically stranger things

Y: The Last Man by Brian K Vaughn, Pia Guerra, and Jose Marzan Jr. 

  • dystopia
  • all the males on the planet die except one man and his monkey
  • bamf women everywhere rebuilding society
He once again didn’t understand what he was doing, but he realized why he was doing it. It was love. Mad and wild one. He didn’t care if it’s ever going to be mutual. It was raging inside of him together with anger, it seemed that these feelings would  break his chest. Like a mad composer, he was whacking aerocar’s buttons and twitching its handles.
—  excerpt from a book I am writing

aleclightgay  asked:

Do you know of any dystopian/sci fi books with wlw main characters?

Definitely! It’s one of my favorite genres. Here’s some I think you might like:

I’m sure you’ll definitely find something that you’ll like here!

anonymous asked:

Hey! Do you know/can you find any official art for 'All My Sins Remembered'? I forget the author, but it's a Sci-fi book from 77, about Otto McGavin, and it's recently become one of my new favorites after I lucked into finding it in a free book bin. Any help would be appreciated!

That is a truly great novel and I can’t recommend it enough! The author is Joe Haldeman. He was a combat engineer during Vietnam, so a running theme of his stories is always the way institutions take and warp people to make them more brutal.

As usual, the Michael Whelan cover art gets the theme of the story the best. All My Sins Remembered is great because it’s about a man recruited to be spy who inhabits plastic bodies for espionage. But if you inhabit a body, it changes how you think, it changes your very soul. A creepy and fascinating premise. 

Joe Haldeman’s most famous novel is the Forever War, because it’s about a war fought with an alien race over relativistic distances, so every time a soldier signs up, he comes back to earth 70+ years later to find it totally different, with new technology and social norms. For example, after one tour of duty, our hero returns to earth to find himself the only remaining heterosexual on earth. In other words, soldiers are alienated on the home front and have to keep on re-enlisting because, even if they hate the military, it’s the only world that makes sense anymore. 

If you ever have any questions like this, where you need to find a specific cover, or need to know an artist for a cover, check out

anonymous asked:

So you posted about it not being many popular wlw books around here. Do you have some good books with a wlw protagonist? I really wanna read more lesbian books. Love you xx

sdfghjkl oh boy here comes a masterpost

i’m also happy to recomend individual books if you send your three current favourite books to my lit/wlw blog!

if you like percy jackson: the dark wife by sarah diemer (it’s free!). trigger warning for rape at the beginning though.

if you enjoyed the picture of dorian gray (or books that are incredibly exquisite!) read the price of salt or carol by patricia highsmith. it was recently made into an excellent movie starring cate blanchett & rooney mara.

if you like pain, read the well of loneliness. it doesn’t not end happily, but i enjoyed it nevertheless.

virginia woolf’s works have lots of sapphic themes– orlando has a nonbinary/genderfluent protagonist, and in mrs dalloway clarissa remembers her affair with sally seton. i would also read her love letters to vita sackville-west!

edit: when i get the money, i will be buying thérèse et isabelle by violette leduc, a french lesbian novel that is, most likely, the most beautiful book i have ever read. for now i’m reading excerpts on the internet, which you can find here and here.

fingersmith by sarah waters is also supposed to be good, though i haven’t read it! 

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other people, feel free to add your own book recs! :)

Disability representation is one of my favorite things, but does anyone else get a little tired of the disability=superpowers things?

Like, this character has epilepsy, but don’t worry, they can see the future during a seizure! This character is autistic, but don’t you worry, they’re a super detective. This character’s psychosis lets them talk to elves! This character is blind, but they can see into the spirit world!

And it can be fun, don’t get me wrong. I love Akata Witch, where noticeable features or disabilities can influence the type of magic you have. My favorite book is Chameleon Moon, where a cure-all type medicine backfires and can give people either superpowers or curses.

 But sometimes I want to see myself without a justification. I’m autistic, but I could never solve a crime. My anxiety doesn’t mean I can see the future. I really want a paranormal, fantasy, Sci-fi, etc. book where the disabled character just is. They’re autistic and they can talk to plants, not they can talk to plants because they’re autistic. A character is epileptic but it doesn’t do anything for them, it’s just part of who they are. 

Does anyone else feel this way?

ID #22012

Name: Nikki
Age: 16
Country: USA

I’m looking for an internet friend. You don’t have to have the same interests as me. I like books (sic-fi), tv shows (like black mirror, game of thrones, shameless), movies (favorites include interstellar, perks of being a wallflower, gone girl, about time, bridesmaids) , music (hip hop, remixes, movie scores, pop), dance (hip hop), calligraphy, different languages and so much more. I also spend my time volunteering as well as filming and editing videos. We could talk about so many different things or send each other memes. I would love to send you mail with little trinkets and postcards every few weeks or so. We could also send messages over social media or email!

Preferences: I’m looking to talk to someone that is mainly the same age as me(16-17). I would prefer to talk in English but I am also fluent in Tagalog and took 3 years of Spanish(not that great tbh but I’d love to practice). I’m open any race or gender. Please don’t be a creep or an asshole. Just looking a friend that’s all.


“Octavia E. Butler: Telling My Stories” opens on Saturday!!!!!

It’s the first major exhibition celebrating the life and work of the celebrated author, and it will feature approximately 100 items from Butler’s literary archive, which came to The Huntington in 2008. The exhibition will be on view April 8–Aug. 7, 2017, in the West Hall of the Library.

For a preview of the show (and a few more sneak peek images), head to VERSO!

Author Octavia E. Butler, 1986. Photo by Patti Perret. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

A page of Butler’s motivational notes, ca. 1975. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Copyright Estate of Octavia E. Butler.