Yesterday, the topic of Top 5 Sundays at Larissa’s Bookish Life was Favorite Sci-Fi (Space Opera) Books.
Another hard one! I have quite a lot of favorite SF books and many of them are part of a series, so I’m going to go with the series.
1, The Vorkosigan saga by Lois McMaster Bujold
A wonderful combination of great characters, action-packed plots, and humor. It’s really hard to pick just one favorite out of the series. The series starts with Cordelia’s Honor.
2, The Chanur series by C. J. Cherryh
Another great series. The main characters are all aliens, whose behavior mirrors lions.
3, The Disappeared series by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Another series which I think is getting better with each book. The main characters are humans but the world has very interesting aliens, too.
4, Dan Simmons: Hyperion
Hyperion is the SF equivalent of epic fantasy: big and sprawling with lots of world-building. It’s also uses the story within a story structure which I love.
5, Elizabeth Bear: All the Windwracked Stars
The story is set in a postapocalyptic setting with Norse gods and myths. I really enjoyed that mix and the characters who are all very damaged, each in their own way.