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February 2: Top Ten Historical Settings You Love/ Ten Historical Settings You’d Love To See or Top Futuristic Books You Love/Ten Futuristic Societies I’d Love To Read in Books — basically this week is all about the past or the future….spin it however you choose.
The past is often full of dubious medicine, high death rates, and questionable hygiene, so I’ll go with Top Futuristic Settings I Love.
1. Sirantha Jax series; Ann Aguirre. Grimspace doesn’t seem much fun, but the option for space travel to all those the worlds it allows does.
2. Vorkosigan series; Lois McMaster Bujold. The colonies, the space stations, the vicious plant life on Barrayar!
3. Confederation series; Tanya Huff. All the alien species seem interesting–except maybe the giant spider-like ones.
4. Hellspark; Janet Kagan. It’s mostly the scattered human colonies who are attention-grabbing in this world.
5. Imperial Radch series; Anne Leckie. I probably wouldn’t want to visit, but this world-building is still fascinating.
6. Catteni series; Anne McCaffrey. Minus the alien overlords, slavery, and forced colonization, this is a fascinating collection of worlds, alien races, and technology.
7. Long Earth series; Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter. Stepping to another version of the planet would be fun, if dangerous.
8. In Death series; J.D. Robb. On the one hand, the crime is terrible. On the other, they have colorful, cheap, and temporary tattoos, flying cars, and food options for the cooking challenged.
9. The Diamond Age; Neal Stephenson. Where else could you visit so many places that model their community after a place and/or time. It’s like a theme park, almost.
10. Stephanie Harrington series; David Weber. Us poor Terrans would need a gravity belt for Sphinx, but it has treecats!