Best Science Fiction Books
In this article you will discover some of the Best Science Fiction Book and my amazing author interview with books go social. You will also get a sneak preview of my new sci-fi book and I am looking for 10 sci-fi fans that will review my new book.
Some great Sci-fi novels and other books I’ve enjoyed reading and I have give five star rating.
Mixing swords and sandals with Sci-fi. My rating five stars
The aliens were looking for low-tech soldiers to comply with recognized rules of engagement. They needed fighters that weren’t reliant on state-of-the-art weapons. What better than a highly trained Roman Legion being sold into slavery.
Once the legion had proven their worth on the battlefield, the Romans’ alien masters provided them with everything, including near immortality. However, the Romans want only one thing, and that is to go home
The book is set in 1984 in Oceania, one of three perpetually warring totalitarian states (the other two are Eurasia and Eastasia). Oceania is governed by the all-controlling Party, which has brainwashed the population into unthinking obedience to its leader, Big Brother.
The Party has created a propagandistic language known as Newspeak which is designed to limit free thought and promote the Party’s doctrines. Its words include doublethink (belief in contradictory ideas simultaneously), which is reflected in the Party’s slogans: ”War is peace,” “Freedom is slavery,” and “Ignorance is strength.”
The Party maintains control through the Thought Police and continual surveillance. Posters throughout London warn residents that “Big Brother is watching you.”
In Oceania “Thought-criminals,” are hunted down The book’s hero, Winston Smith is arrested and sent to the Ministry of Love and is tortured. After re-education, he rejects his girlfriend and learns to love Big Brother.
The novel is set in A.F. 632. A.F. stands for the year of Ford, named for the great industrialist Henry Ford who refined mass production techniques for automobiles. World Controllers rule the world and ensure the stability of society by creating a five-tiered caste system.
The novel describes s future world where humans are genetically bred and pharmaceutically anaesthetized to passively serve a ruling order.
Original interview with Books Go Social (updated)
Interview with Andrew R Williams, the author of Marooned
Before we start, do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
I am looking for 10 sci-fi fans as reviewers for my latest book. Playing Dirty: Operation Trouser Snake. # sci-fi # dystopian
If any of my sci-fi readers are prepared to give me a review, I will send them two of my eBooks (of their choosing) as a gift.
The main interview. This week, we’re talking with Andrew R Williams about his book Marooned which is Science Fiction Book.
Where did you grow up and where do you live now?
I grew up in Frodsham, Cheshire (England), and now live in Rainhill, Merseyside. (Not far from Liverpool for those not familiar with UK geography)
Is it difficult writing a prequel?
The only prequel I have written is Marooned.
Writing the prequel was easy in one respect because I had created the “mystery planet Arcadia” in the military sci-fi series Arcadia’s Children series. I had also invented strange creatures.
Here is my top Science Fiction Book. However, with Marooned, I set myself a challenge.
A reviewer of another one of my novels said she preferred “first-person” stories, so I wrote the prequel in the first person. I avoided the obvious problem of first person (how the principal character obtains knowledge) by introducing Akbar, his unseen adviser
What inspired you to write Marooned?
It just came to me: why not write a prequel?
Some of the ideas I used were based on ideas I’d had several years before.
I am hoping to follow Bee Bee’s progress in a second prequel. Or does it become a sequel? I can’t provide any more details because the seed in my mind has yet to sprout.
Do you have a specific writing style?
I have been told that I am a Pantser (an author that flies by the the seat of their pants) and not a planner. I am doing my best to become a planner. I have been told my genre is a thrilling mix of Military Sci-Fi with, Biopunk and Cyberpunk elements
How did you come up with the title “Marooned”?
With Marooned, I was determined to have a single word snappy title.
“Jaws” is definitely better than “Les Dents de la Mer”
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
I suppose it has an anti-war message. With Russia attacking Ukraine while I am writing this, it shows that mankind still lusts after glory.
How much of the book is realistic?
Most of my books are based upon state-of-the-art unless I have invented a new technology.
Although Sci-fi, if I am writing a desert scene, I use Google to make sure my desert scene is realistic.
Are your books based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
The only books that drew on my own experiences were my technical books and Jim’s Revenge.
Jim’s Revenge was based on a bullying incident that I witnessed and the survey of a house that had once been owned by a drug dealer.
What book are you reading now?
What are your current projects?
I am working on Playing Dirty: Operation Trouser Snake which is a sequel (also stand alone) to Superior. It is still in the early stages.
Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
I used to read Illustrated Carpenter & Joiner and noted they were looking for books to publish. I sent them an office manual I’d created for my draftspeople to follow. I C & J came back after a week and said they wanted it.
Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?
I am very green. Although I travel practically every day, my travel is via the internet, checking out places and facts.
Who designed the covers?
Most of my covers have been designed by Liam Ryan of AKOM Creative Ltd email@example.com. My latest cover is being designed by SK Print who (like myself) is a proud member of BNI BRAVO St Helens
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