Finding a book or author that matches other books you like is always a blessing, so towards that end I recently asked the Tor.com Science Fiction Facebook and Twitter sites to give their “if you like X, you should try Y” recommendations. Along the way we began to include films, as well as what books one might like if you enjoyed a particular movie.
For example, if you like the Miles Vorkosigan and Honor Harrington books, you should try David Feintuch’s Seafort Saga.
If you like Peter F Hamilton’s Greg Mandel books (Mindstar Rising, A Quantum Murder, The Nano Flower), you should try Eric Brown’s Bengal Station series (Necropath, Xenopath, Cosmopath).
If you like China Miéville, you should try Felix Gilman.
If you like Honor Harrington and Old Man’s War, you should try Jack Campbell’s Lost Fleet series or Elizabeth Moon’s Vatta’s War books.
If you like China Miéville, you should try Jay Lake.
If you like the original Star Wars film trilogy, you should try Lois McMaster Bujold’s Vorkosigan series, Marianne de Pierres’ Sentients of Orion series, the Thrawn trilogy by Timothy Zahn, Simon Green’s Deathstalker series, Edgar Rice Burroughs, or Ian Mcdonald’s Desolation Road.
If you like Avatar, you should try John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War, or Mike Cobley’s Humanity’s Fire series (for similar setting and themes).
If you like The Matrix, you should try Neuromancer by William Gibson, or just about anything by Philip K. Dick.
If you like Hackers, you should try Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash.
Thanks to everyone on Tor.com Science Fiction Facebook and Twitter satellite sites for their suggestions! We’ve barely scratched the surface here, though. Let us know your recommendations in the comments!
Mark Chitty is the man behind the Tor.com Science Fiction Facebook and Twitter satellite sites and can often be found lurking the web for tidbits of sci-fi information, as well as sci-fi books that he can add to his already too-big reading pile. He also reviews at his blog, Walker of Worlds.