My all time favourite genre of books, TV and Movies; is Science Fiction set in Space.
Why you ask? Because I am fascinated with space. How could you not be? Space is the big unknown, we don’t know what is out there, if there are any other life forms out there, how big it is, or how it was formed. Space is a huge mystery, and I love that.
Stars, planets, red and white dwarfs, dark matter, black holes, planets made up of dense gas, planets so cold they’re ice. It’s so fascinating, when I hear about a new book set in space I get so excited!
When I was a little girl, my dad and I would sit outside and watch the stars. We would turn off all of the lights in the house and watch for shooting stars in the dark – when we saw some I would get so excited. My uncle bought me a telescope so my dad and I would try and find stars in the telescope, it wasn’t a very good telescope but as a kid that didn’t matter and my dad played along – I’m sure he just loved entertaining my excitement.
Ever since I’ve been fascinated with space, so much so that in uni I took an astronomy physics paper just to learn more about the physics of space. Least to say it wasn’t my strongest paper but I found it so interesting.
My favourite books set in space:
I loved this book because it was set on a spaceship, and the main character was put in a cryogenic sleep but was mysteriously woken up too early before she was required to. Now she had to live on this spaceship with these strange people, a weird non-efficient political system, and she wouldn’t see her parents again for another 50 years, that was even if she lived that much longer. Mystery, a spaceship, romance and that cover.
This book was a surprise for me, I read the first book in the series and didn’t enjoy it much. This one however really intrigued me. The romance was entertaining to read and the dangers in the book made it a page turner.
I was so excited when I heard about Starflight, because it’s teenagers on a spaceship! I thought I wouldn’t be able to connect with the main character, but boy was I wrong. I really enjoyed this for the space, the romance, the fighting and the twists and turns.
This whole series was amazing, I loved it so much! The first book reminded me of Titanic when the Titanic sunk, however the story was nothing like Titanic. There are whispers, a planet with no human life form living on it, a crashed spaceship, and no way home. The second book was even better, and then the third? Finally tied everything together and it was just amazing.
This book. Wow, I know a lot of people didn’t like it, I was not one of those people. The Martian was amazing! I couldn’t put it down. He’s on Mars by himself! Is he going to die? Is he going to make it? How is he going to survive?! The way Mark Watney calculated everything in his head was so intense and I loved it. I have only recently seen this movie and oh, my, god, it was just as amazing as the book! I had to compare the both.
Illuminae is unlike any other book I’ve ever read. I feel like you can only read this in physical format because of the way it’s set out. The mission reports, the computer messenger conversations, the redacted files – It was so different but so entertaining at the same time. Being told a story without actually reading it from the characters perspectives looks damn hard, but Kaufman and Kristoff pulled this shit off well!
Do you like books set in space? If so do you have any recommendations? What’s your favourite genre to read? What genre gets you excited?