Best of 2017: Speculative Fiction

by |December 27, 2017

Best of 2017 Speculative Fiction

The titles listed for our best in speculative fiction category have been universally well received. Kim Stanley Robinson’s New York 2140 has ignited the minds of readers with its thoughtful treatment of our changing climate. Norse Mythology delighted Neil Gaiman fans with its vibrant novelistic retelling of the great Norse myths. Stephen King’s collaboration with his son Owen in Sleeping Beauties offers a frightening and provocative world. Coming in towards the end of the 2017, Brandon Sanderson’s Oathbringer proved difficult to keep in stock with demand soaring among Booktopia customers.

Our winning title comes from an author who has reinvigorated the genre and gripped hoards of readers on an unprecedented scale.

Read on for our shortlist of seven titles with one lucky winner and be sure to subscribe to the Booktopian for more of this year’s best.


Speculative Fiction: Winner


Artemis by Andy Weir. 9780091956950.Artemis
by Andy Weir

The Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author of The Martian returns with a new adventure – a twisty, smart, high concept thriller about a heist set on the moon.

You grew up on the moon, of course you have a dark side…

Jazz is a small time criminal, subsidising work as a porter on the moon with smuggling a little contraband. But it’s never enough.

When she’s offered the chance to get rich quick she jumps at it. But planning the perfect crime in 1/6th gravity was never going to be easy, especially as there is a conspiracy at the heart of Artemis.

At first it was about the money, then it was about control. Now it’s about survival… Learn more.

Read a review of Artemis by Booktopia’s Tanaya Lowden.


Speculative Fiction: The Shortlist


Best of 2017 Speculative Fiction Showcase

Best of 2017 Speculative Fiction Showcase

The Shortlist: The Black Elfstone by Terry Brooks, Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman, Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson, Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King, Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff, New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson.

Read a review of Godsgrave by Booktopia’s Sarah McDuling.

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Tanaya has been a lover of books for as long as she can remember. Now, her book collection is a little out of control, mostly consisting of YA fiction and pretty hardcovers. When she’s not reading, she spends a lot of her time taking photos of books for her bookstagram account, @prettypagesblog. She also has a love of Disneyland, bullet journaling and cats.

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