It would probably help people deciding whether to read my novel, if they knew my taste in Science Fiction (and to a lesser extent fantasy). To do that I thought I’d provide rankings and brief reviews of my top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels. I will be releasing them regularly until we get to number 1. If I read a book that enters the list I’ll place it in the appropriate spot and the list will expand by a book.
My favorite Science Fiction author is Iain M. Banks and I’ve come to view Felan’s Rescue as a combination of two Banks Culture novels (Player of Games and Matter), but with a more John Scalzi style feel. What I mean by that is the style I’m going for has the quick flowing, not overly dense, character driven attributes of a Scalzi novel, but the ideas that excite me in Science Fiction are very Banksian.
I’ve come to view Felan, the main protagonist of Felan’s Rescue, as my own little Pham Nuwen (those of you that have read Vernor Vinge’s brilliant A Fire Upon the Deep and A Deepness in the Sky should get the reference). I’m not trying to be any other author, but even unintentionally I can sense the influence of many the more I read Felan’s Rescue to get it ready for its publication. Because of this, I thought sharing my taste with potential readers would help them in deciding whether to give my story a shot.
If you do give it a shot, I hope you enjoy Felan’s Rescue. I’ve grown to care about so many of the characters in the story and think the story offers fun ideas for the reader to consider. If you enjoy my work, please review and recommend to others. If not, be nice.
In the meantime, I’ll be sharing my top 100 favorites and I hope you’ll find some great reads from those incredibly talented authors as well.