Good Reads Best Scifi 2014 has lots to choose from but the most popular book is The Martian!
The Martian by Weir, Andy – with 0ver 30,000 votes
So that’s the situation. I’m stranded on Mars. I have no way to communicate with Earth. Everyone thinks I’m dead. I’m in a Habitat designed to last 31 days. If the Oxygenator breaks down, I’ll suffocate. If the Water Reclaimer breaks down, I’ll die of thirst. If the Hab breaches, I’ll just kind of explode. If none of those things happen, I’ll eventually run out of food and starve to death. So yeah. I’m screwed
Both with over 14,000 votes
Fifteen years from now, a new virus sweeps the globe. 95% of those afflicted experience nothing worse than fever and headaches. 4% suffer acute meningitis, creating the largest medical crisis in history. And 1% find themselves ‘locked in’ – fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. 1% doesn’t seem like a lot. But in the US that’s 1.7 million people ‘locked in’ – including the President’s wife and daughter. Spurred by grief and the sheer magnitude of the suffering, America undertakes a massive scientific initiative. Nothing can fully restore the locked in. But then two new technologies emerge
Sand by Hugh Howey
The old world is buried. A new one has been forged atop the shifting dunes. Here in this scorched desert, four siblings find themselves scattered and lost. Deep within the sand lies the key to bringing their family together. And the secret that could tear their world apart