Best lists of things
These are lists of what I consider to be ‘best’ based on any criteria that I choose to use.
Best in Genre
- Best Fantasy Books – The very best fantasy that I have ever read.
- Best Sci-Fi Books – The very best science fiction.
- Excellent Aliens – A variant of science fiction – the most interesting alien races I’ve come across.
Best of Year
- Best Books of Summer 2011 – a nice crop of five-star books
- Best books of 2011 to date, plus mentions of fairly good books from March through May.
- Best new-reads in 2010 – more than four out of five stars.
My five-star book reviews – Better than 98% of every other book I have ever read.
- Guy Gavriel Kay – awesome author – the most consistently excellent author I know of. Completely diverse writing styles, not just in content: tone and technique too.
- C.J. Cherryh’s Foreigner Universe – possibly my most favourite series of books.
As I have been focusing on my reading with this blog, I was amused to see that ‘female space marines’ was not a one-of-a-kind topic. So I decided in that case to look actively for more examples!
- Babes with Blasters – One of my ‘best’ list titles :). I am being ironic with the name, silly. Lists science fiction with a strong female protagonist, within a military context. Usually in space, hence the ‘blasters’.
- Another notch in my lipstick case – The femme fatale as undercover agent/investigator in a fantasy novel or series. It’s an excellent excuse to blend steamy scenes with romance and intrigue and fantasy.