Ann Leckie Recommends…

Ann-Leckie-Credit-MissionPhotoDOTorg-150x225Our second list of author recommendations has a repeat title on it. I’m sensing a pattern here. And while she didn’t wax as poetic as Scott Lynch, this year’s Locus-Award winner Ann Leckie offered an excellent sampling of recent and upcoming sci-fi and fantasy, including several award winners and contenders, when we chatted before Phoenix Comicon. It also includes a self-published and foreign titles.

So, Ann Leckie, what books do you recommend?

Unfortunately—and ironically—I have much less time to read these days than I’d like.

strangerThat said — I’d encourage readers to check out Sofia Samatar’s A Stranger in Olondria (which is fantasy rather than sci fi), or anything by Nnedi Okorafor.

I’ve just read Fran Wilde’s upcoming novel Updraft, which I highly recommend.

self referenceBecky Chambers’ Long Way to a Small Angry Planet is a lot of space adventure fun.

Toh Enjoe’s Self Reference Engine is strange and fabulous.

3 bodyFantasy again, (Katherine) Addison’s The Goblin Emperor is really very, very good and entirely worth reading.

And definitely check out the Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu.

About Michael Senft

I am a freelance writer and critic from Phoenix Arizona. I spent 10 years covering music, the arts and pop culture for the “Arizona Republic” before life circumstances took me away from newspaper. But I never lost my joy at writing. Or reading.
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