Following up last week’s 2014 book list, this is the official list of books I read in 2015. I read more books that contained more ideas I’d never even considered possible than I ever thought existed. On that confusing note: the list.
There were some incredible series’ that I read in 2015. Each seemed to have more crazy ideas and crazy detail than the last. The overarching theme of the year was trans-humanism, edging into post-humanism.
The conclusion to the Takeshi Kovacs novels had the single best zero-gee combat sequence I’ve ever read, while Stross’s Saturn’s Children explores the shadows hanging over a post-human Solar system. Hannu Rajaniemi created the single most incredible and unprecedented world I’ve ever seen in the Jean le Flambeur novels.
Broken Angels – Richard K. Morgan
Woken Furies – Richard K. Morgan
Contact – Carl Sagan
Saturn’s Children – Charles Stross
Neptune’s Brood – Charles Stross
Iron Sunrise – Charles Stross
Proxima – Stephen Baxter
Ultima – Stephen Baxter
It Can’t Happen Here – Sinclair Lewis
The Quantum Thief – Hannu Rajaniemi
The Causal Angel – Hannu Rajaniemi
The Fractal Prince – Hannu Rajaniemi
Halting State – Charles Stross
The Martian – Andy Weir
The Forever War – Joe Haldeman
Rule 34 – Charles Stross
Sleep Over – Alastair Reynolds
Zero Echo Shadow Prime – Peter Samet