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Speculative Fiction to Read

Description: Anyone is welcome to add to this list. Use it as a list of books to read or to recommend speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, slipstream) that you have read. Thumbs down books you don't recommend, don't want to read or didn't finish. Please don't remove books from this list.

Based on tag: speculative fiction

Members: 18 participating members (show all)

ahef1963's list | All members' listSort: Score | Title | Author | Date
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46,964 members, 3,166 reviews
4.35 stars (4.35 stars)
7
34,398 members, 1,162 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)
15
35,026 members, 541 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)
83
30,994 members, 958 reviews
4.38 stars (4.38 stars)

Explanations:

merrystar (0): could not finish

24
16,600 members, 1,097 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)
50
15,997 members, 251 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)
26
15,028 members, 344 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)
29
11,456 members, 266 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)
57
11,017 members, 596 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)
34
8,636 members, 371 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Explanations:

aulsmith (3): Subtle and well-written alternate history

12
11,166 members, 1,000 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)
35
6,276 members, 295 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)
70
5,677 members, 165 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)
4
99,833 members, 1,648 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): Didn't finish.

2
69,692 members, 955 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)
13
61,999 members, 994 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)
186
44,073 members, 662 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): Orwell wasn't speculating. This stuff had already happened in the Soviet Union.

14
41,398 members, 564 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)
6
39,259 members, 770 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)
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32,806 members, 907 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)
16
34,978 members, 1,622 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)
18
31,946 members, 601 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)
8
27,609 members, 745 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)
39
28,286 members, 614 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)
19
29,669 members, 538 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)
38
29,889 members, 842 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)
84
29,037 members, 1,372 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)
20
28,250 members, 741 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)
9
20,891 members, 476 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)
41
20,317 members, 308 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)
88
22,213 members, 472 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)
195
18,404 members, 268 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: heidiboll, ahef1963

Thumbs down: gypsysmom

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18,723 members, 447 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)
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16,922 members, 394 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)
22
17,467 members, 793 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)
49
16,084 members, 297 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)
52
15,218 members, 420 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)
25
15,114 members, 256 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)
53
13,660 members, 431 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)
98
12,887 members, 164 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)
28
12,546 members, 103 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)
30
11,394 members, 184 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)
31
11,006 members, 241 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)
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12,461 members, 248 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)
99
12,141 members, 172 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: merrystar, ahef1963, gypsysmom

Thumbs down: Peace2

103
11,263 members, 286 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Explanations:

merrystar (0): agree with aulsmith

aulsmith (0): Prefer the short story.

54
12,894 members, 570 reviews
4.38 stars (4.38 stars)
62
9,573 members, 136 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)
112
9,450 members, 189 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)
32
8,965 members, 247 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)
65
8,174 members, 146 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)
36
5,487 members, 244 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)
139
4,868 members, 102 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)
143
4,554 members, 174 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)
73
4,428 members, 76 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)
74
4,007 members, 119 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)
147
3,571 members, 95 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)
75
3,022 members, 56 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Explanations:

aulsmith (20): The series got tiresome after a while, but the spec fic element of putting historical figures from different times together was good.

317
3,065 members, 189 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

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2,596 members, 73 reviews
4.3 stars (4.3 stars)
79
2,303 members, 43 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)
80
2,117 members, 38 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)
164
1,678 members, 47 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)
193
25,706 members, 598 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: hipdeep, ahef1963

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): I found this dull

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13,335 members, 267 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee, gypsysmom, ahef1963

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): I didn't make it through this one.

108
9,905 members, 108 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)
434
3,492 members, 106 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): Out-takes from Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell

420
30,659 members, 872 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom, ahef1963

Thumbs down: Peace2, KimarieBee

421
22,347 members, 675 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): Great moments, but too long

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17,409 members, 466 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)
201
15,382 members, 580 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

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210
11,058 members, 485 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

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221
8,635 members, 112 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

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9,729 members, 85 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)
92
16,866 members, 324 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)
225
8,227 members, 165 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

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7,143 members, 120 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)
63
9,325 members, 81 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)
247
6,370 members, 192 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

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8,057 members, 96 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)
230
7,898 members, 254 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

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11,670 members, 144 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)
114
9,251 members, 91 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)
237
7,486 members, 260 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

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198
17,156 members, 376 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

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204
13,699 members, 260 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: heidiboll, ahef1963

Thumbs down: merrystar

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12,206 members, 179 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

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131
6,795 members, 96 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)
185
48,037 members, 2,096 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

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11,153 members, 196 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)
116
9,123 members, 130 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)
129
6,929 members, 66 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)
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5,760 members, 83 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)
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19,174 members, 376 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)
104
11,252 members, 176 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)
111
9,480 members, 169 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)
226
8,077 members, 90 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

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About this list

Started by: sturlington (April 2015)

Type: Unnumbered

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