10 Recent SF&F Works Worth Reading

Not my own opinions: a list derived from a poll of nearly 100 genre fans in 2010. These books are those published after 2000, but (obviously) before 2010. For more background and for the main list of 101 (and some more) books published in 2000 or prior, see the index page.


Joe Abercrombie
The First Law Trilogy

Daniel Abraham
The Long Price Quartet

Scott Bakker
Prince of Nothing

Ted Chiang
Stories of Your Life and Others

Steven Erikson
The Malazan Book of the Fallen

Scott Lynch
The Lies of Locke Lamora

China Mièville
The Scar

Richard Morgan
Black Man

Matthew Stover
Acts of Caine

Cathrynne M. Valente
The Orphan’s Tales


Honourable Mentions: Susanna Clarke, Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell; Neil Gaiman, American Gods; Cormac McCarthy, The Road; David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas; Christopher Priest, The Separation; Alastair Reynolds, Chasm City; Jeff Vandermeer, City of Saints and Madmen; Gene Wolfe, The Wizard Knight.


One thought on “10 Recent SF&F Works Worth Reading

  1. beekeeper71 says:

    Abraham’s Long Price Quartet was well worth the read, as was his The Dagger and the Coin series.

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