Popular Genres of Fiction Books Fiction books represent about 16 percent of the total books published in the U.S. each year, but their sales numbers and power to stay in print traditionally exceed those of nonfiction books. With e-Book sales increasing every quarter, officially eclipsing the sales of paperback books in February, 2011, brand-new and [...]Continue Reading →
Did you know Ender’s Game is the bestselling science fiction book of all time? By the way, Dune is number the number 2 bestselling science fiction book of all time! It’s been twenty six years since the bestselling Science Fiction Book of all time was written by Orson Scott Card. [...]Continue Reading →
According to a number of top 10 lists compiled by readers, librarians and reviewers, the top 10 most popular classic sci fi books include some of the 20th Century’s most famous sci fi authors. Only one author appears twice in the top 10 overall: Isaac Asimov. The Top 10 Sci Fi Books List Ender’s Game, [...]Continue Reading →
Sci Fi Books for Teens and Young Adults Many readers became hooked on Sci Fi books as teens or even pre-teens. A famous author once said that the Golden Age of Science Fiction is 12 – as in twelve years old. Sci fi books are popular with younger readers because of their great potential for [...]Continue Reading →
Favorite Aliens in Science Fiction Books It might not immediately spring to mind, but one of the most classic, memorable aliens in a science fiction book is Jeriba the self-reproducing hermaphrodite alien from Barry Longyear’s Enemy Mine, which was made into an excellent movie starring Dennis Quaid and Louis Gossett, Jr. as Jeriba or Jerry. [...]Continue Reading →
Many people seek out science fiction books in order to, like Star Trek’s many ships and missions, “explore strange new worlds,” and “go where no one has gone before.” Without the thousands of other worlds depicted by science fiction authors throughout the 20th Century and into the 21st, it’s unlikely that as many as 80% [...]Continue Reading →
Science fiction books are often thought to emphasize “ideas” over characters and stories. Science fiction authors, however, have also created some of the most memorable characters ever found in fiction. Some of these characters are genuine heroes, set in unforgettable tales of adventure and wonder. Golden Age Heroes of Science Fiction Books and Series Edgar [...]Continue Reading →
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