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Top Ten Science Fiction Books 2014

Station ​Eleven​
Station ​Eleven​

Mulholland Books Some of the best prose writing published this year can be found in what is, in essence, a technothriller: in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot an aid worker in Myanmar (Shafer remarks that it “sounded like a name cats would give their country”) glimpses something she shouldn’t, deep in the jungle, and right away her life starts going off the rails.

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Annihilation​
Annihilation​

Annihilation is a 2014 novel by Jeff VanderMeer. It is the first in a series of three books called the Southern Reach Trilogy. The book describes a team of four women (a biologist, an anthropologist, a psychologist, and a surveyor) who set out into an area known as Area X.

The ​Peripheral​
The ​Peripheral​

Here are the 22 best science fiction and fantasy books of 2014. This was a crazy good year for books. There was mind-expanding science fiction —including William Gibson's return to the future! — along with thrilling fantasy, and a number of brilliant category-defying books.

The First ​Fifteen Lives of Harry August​
The First ​Fifteen Lives of Harry August​

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August is a novel by Claire North, a pseudonym of British author Catherine Webb, published in April 2014.It won the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel, was nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best Science Fiction Novel and was featured in both the Richard and Judy Book Club ...

The Bone ​Clocks​
The Bone ​Clocks​

... 2014 | 656 Pages. Buy the Ebook: ... puzzle-making, literary magician, and The Bone Clocks is one of his best books. ... Exploring the science fiction and fantasy ...

Red Rising​
Red Rising​

Red Rising is a 2014 science fiction novel by American author Pierce Brown, and the first book and eponym of a trilogy. The novel, set on a future planet Mars, follows lowborn miner Darrow as he infiltrates the ranks of the elite Golds.

Ancillary ​Sword​
Ancillary ​Sword​

From this list I also read and enjoyed Ancillary Justice/Ancillary Sword which were great, although the first book is the better of the two, and plays with form and perspective in more interesting ways.

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Authority​
Authority​

Here are the 22 best science fiction and fantasy books of 2014. This was a crazy good year for books. There was mind-expanding science fiction —including William Gibson's return to the future! — along with thrilling fantasy, and a number of brilliant category-defying books.

Lock In​
Lock In​

This was a crazy good year for books. There was mind-expanding science fiction —including William Gibson's return to the future! — along with thrilling fantasy, and a number of brilliant category-defying books. Here are the 22 best science fiction and fantasy books of 2014. The author of Cloud ...

The Girl With ​All the Gifts​
The Girl With ​All the Gifts​

Life in the eyes of a semi-conscious, adolescent, zombie girl. I read Girl With all the Gifts and was completely blown away by the complexities of the book and the strong trio of women at the helm, well two women and one zombie girl. The girl, Melanie, is the protagonist and a truly remarkable child.

The Long ​Way to a Small, Angry Planet​
The Long ​Way to a Small, Angry Planet​

Becky Chambers is the author of the Wayfarers books, which currently include The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, A Closed and Common Orbit, and Record of a Spaceborn Few. Her books have been nominated for the Hugo Award, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and the Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction, among others, and won the Prix Julia Verlanger in 2017.

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Acceptance​
Acceptance​

Here are the 22 best science fiction and fantasy books of 2014. This was a crazy good year for books. There was mind-expanding science fiction —including William Gibson's return to the future! — along with thrilling fantasy, and a number of brilliant category-defying books.

Echopraxia​
Echopraxia​

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The Book of ​Strange New Things​
The Book of ​Strange New Things​

Science fiction books ... Sun 26 Oct 2014 05.00 EDT Last modified on Wed 21 Mar 2018 20 ... The Book of Strange New Things is a slow-burning novel in pared-back ...

My Real ​Children​
My Real ​Children​

Here are the 22 best science fiction and fantasy books of 2014. This was a crazy good year for books. There was mind-expanding science fiction —including William Gibson's return to the future! — along with thrilling fantasy, and a number of brilliant category-defying books.

Europe in ​Autumn​
Europe in ​Autumn​

Best science fiction books of 2014 ... Dave Hutchinson’s Europe in Autumn (Solaris) is set in a future Europe balkanised into a tessellation of new mini-states ...

A Man Lies ​Dreaming​
A Man Lies ​Dreaming​

Lavie Tidhar. Photograph: SFX Magazine A Holocaust novel like no other, Lavie Tidhar's A Man Lies Dreaming comes crashing through the door of literature like Sam Spade with a .38 in his hand.

City of Stairs​
City of Stairs​

An atmospheric and intrigue-filled novel of dead gods, buried histories, and a mysterious, protean city—Robert Jackson Bennett’s City of Stairs is available September 9th in the US (Crown Publishing) and October 2nd in the UK (Jo Fletcher Books).

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Questionable ​Practices​
Questionable ​Practices​

Here are the 22 best science fiction and fantasy books of ... Here are the 22 best science fiction and fantasy books of 2014. The A ... Questionable Practices by ...

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Full Fathom ​Five: A Novel of the Craft Sequence​
Full Fathom ​Five: A Novel of the Craft Sequence​

... Full Fathom Five (Craft Sequence, #3), Last First ... Science; Science Fiction; Self Help; ... There are 6 primary works and 7 total works in the Craft Sequence ...

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Area X: The ​Southern Reach Trilogy--Annihilation, Authority, Acceptance​
Area X: The ​Southern Reach Trilogy--Annihilation, Authority, Acceptance​

Authority - Office drama about the people who study Area X which is incredibly uninteresting. Acceptance - The return to Area X is sort of a miasma of unsatisfying answers and implications to interesting questions. Annihilation is a very good novel.

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The One Safe ​Place​
The One Safe ​Place​

The One Safe Place is exactly what the world of YA Dystopian Fiction needs right now. It's fast paced without leaving out important details, the characters are developed and there isn't too many of them, and it's not set in the USA.

Truth and ​Fear​
Truth and ​Fear​

Even the most dystopian science fiction does not, therefore, necessarily promote fear and, if anything, there is even an asymmetrical assessment of science fiction.

source: academia.edu
Lagoon​
Lagoon​

Read those three books and feel really good about your reading choices in 2014. Mordicai Knode. Yes Please, by Amy Poehler. It may not seem like Poehler is all that science fiction-y, but I beg to differ.

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Firefall​
Firefall​

a review by Ant, in the genre(s) Science Fiction. Book published by Head of Zeus in September 2014 Firefall is a collected duology and includes the previously released novel Blindsight along with the new sequel Echopraxia.

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Earth ​Awakens​
Earth ​Awakens​

Earth Awakens is a science fiction novel by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston, and the third book of the First Formic Wars trilogy of novels in the Ender's Game series. It was released on June 10, 2014. It was nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for science fiction.

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Tigerman​
Tigerman​

Shelves: 2014-read, own, postcolonial, science-fiction I had no idea what to expect from Tigerman. All I knew is that Nick Harkaway has a new book out, and so I wanted to read it.

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On Such a ​Full Sea​
On Such a ​Full Sea​

But social science fiction is granted no such irresponsibility, and a novel about a future society under intense political control is social science fiction. Like Cormac McCarthy and others, Lee uses essential elements of a serious genre irresponsibly, superficially.

Afterparty​
Afterparty​

Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of 2014. ... Best Fiction Books of 2014 (pg. 3) Fiction ... Kirkus Reviews Home; Company History;

Cibola Burn​
Cibola Burn​

Cibola Burn is a 2014 science fiction novel by James S. A. Corey (pen name of Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck) and the fourth book in The Expanse series. It follows the crew of the Rocinante as they join the flood of humanity out into the galaxy, using the gates built by the ancient civilization that also produced the protomolecule.

The Mirror ​Empire​
The Mirror ​Empire​

The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley is an epic fantasy story that starts the beginning of The Worldbreaker Saga. The Mirror Empire is a multiple POV story that covers 3 different kingdoms, with one or sometimes two characters in each kingdom.

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Sector 64: ​Ambush​
Sector 64: ​Ambush​

SECTOR 64: Ambush: SECTOR 64, #1 ... Ebook written by Dean M. Cole. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, ... and the military science fiction ...

All Those ​Vanished Engines​
All Those ​Vanished Engines​

In All Those Vanished Engines, Paul Park returns to science fiction after a decade spent on the impressive four-volume A Princess of Roumania fantasy, with an extraordinary, intense, compressed SF novel in three parts, each set in its own alternate-history universe.

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The Wonder ​of All Things​
The Wonder ​of All Things​

Print book: Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats Summary: After her ability to heal physical ailments is revealed to the world, thirteen-year-old Ava has trouble dealing with all the people who come seeking a miracle, especially since, with each healing, she grows weaker.

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The Long ​Mars​
The Long ​Mars​

Start by marking “The Long Mars (The Long Earth ... science fiction ... the three books in this trilogy so far. The Long Mars was a fast and ...

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The Kraken ​Project​
The Kraken ​Project​

The Kraken Project is a thriller novel by American writer Douglas Preston. The book was published on May 13, 2014 by Forge Books. It is the fourth installment in the Wyman Ford series.

Ignite Me​
Ignite Me​

Shelves: auto-favorites, 2014-reads, 2014-standouts, dystopian-post-apocalyptic, fantasy, young-adult, romance, science-fiction, favorite-books After reading this book, I have one thousand and one thoughts running inside, trying to escape out of my head.

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A Darkling ​Sea: A Novel​
A Darkling ​Sea: A Novel​

A Darkling Sea by James Cambias is a great Science Fiction first contact type of novel that is one great adventure. This book is special because of the amazing world that Cambias has created. The underwater setting is a-mazing and brings a lot of cool details and situation to the story. This story works because of the skill of the author.

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The Abyss ​Beyond Dreams​
The Abyss ​Beyond Dreams​

The Abyss Beyond Dreams is a science fiction novel by the British author Peter F. Hamilton. The book, which was released on 21 October 2014, is the first of the two-part The Chronicle of the Fallers.

The Race​
The Race​

Here are the 22 best science fiction and fantasy books of 2014. This was a crazy good year for books. There was mind-expanding science fiction —including William Gibson's return to the future! — along with thrilling fantasy, and a number of brilliant category-defying books.

Wolves​
Wolves​

Simon Ings’s grimly powerful Wolves (Gollancz) ought to have set the literary establishment on fire; as should Peter Higgins’s atmospheric and gripping Truth and Fear (Gollancz), set in a version of Russia halfway between ancient magic and Soviet concrete.

Ultima ​(Download) (Unabridged)​
Ultima ​(Download) (Unabridged)​

... 2014 paperback audio; audiotext ... Mars Needs Books! A Science Fiction Novel Unabridged ... of Series 2 of the British science fiction television Download a free ...

Twenty ​Trillion Leagues Under the Sea​
Twenty ​Trillion Leagues Under the Sea​

Twenty Trillion Leagues Under the Sea by Adam Roberts - book cover, description, publication history.

Cycles of ​Destruction​
Cycles of ​Destruction​

Cycles of Destruction has 3 ratings and 1 review. Nick said: Like with Jupiter Ascending, I came away from the story wanting to smack the super-powerful ... Cycles of Destruction has 3 ratings and 1 review.

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The Country ​of Ice Cream Star​
The Country ​of Ice Cream Star​

Science fiction books ... Wed 25 Jun 2014 04.00 EDT First published on Wed 25 Jun 2014 04.00 EDT. ... The future evoked in The Country of Ice Cream Star, ...

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