Frontlist | 7 science fiction recommended by Tucson Festival of Books
Two of the most popular destinations at the annual Tucson Festival of Books each year are sessions featuring science and fiction. It should not be surprising, then, that the popularity of science fiction has been growing for years. Today, thanks to popular television and events such as Comic Con, the genre is exploding with new readers, writers and extraordinary books.
Here are some of the festival’s recommended reads if you are among those who enjoy smart science fiction and fantasy:
“The Ministry for the Future” by Kim Stanley Robinson — Robinson is one of our generation’s most respected and widely read writers of science fiction. His most recent novel grapples with the impacts of climate change. Robinson integrates the practical details of an environmental crises into an optimistic portrait of our ability to cooperate in the face of disaster. This heartfelt work of hard science fiction is a must-read for anyone worried about the future of the planet.
“Black Sun” by Rebecca Roanhorse — Roanhorse is a best-selling author, winner of the Nebula, Hugo, and Locus awards, and the 2018 recipient of the Astounding Award for Best New Writer. “Black Sun” involves myth, magic, and political intrigue set in a fantasy world inspired by pre-Columbian civilizations. Roanhorse is a Native American author who is bringing a unique and long-overdue new perspective to science fiction, horror and fantasy.
“The City We Became” by N.K. Jemisin — A three-time Hugo Award-winner, Jemisin’s latest urban fantasy novel imagines that New York City is alive and has a soul that must be protected from evil through cooperation of the city’s five avatars. NPR assessed it this way: “(It is) A love letter, a celebration and an expression of hope and belief that a city and its people can and will stand up to darkness, will stand up to fear, and will, when called to, stand up for each other.”