Space Fiction

Sci-Fi and Fantasy Literature are lumped together so often that it makes you wonder if there’s a conspiracy to discourage radical scientific thinking. While I certainly see, and appreciate, parallels between the genres in the work of Ursula K. LeGuin, the reality is that most science fiction literature bears little resemblance to its bosom buddy. I like to take this a step further, highlighting books that are specifically about space exploration or set in space. I’m a fan of realism and modernism, so I don’t get too into the fantastical elements (Vernor Vinge’s /A Fire Upon the Deep/ being the exception) so you won’t find many space operas here. But, I think you get my point.