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Top 10 Sci-Fi Novels in 2021?

We’ve taken a look at mysteries and fantasies, now it’s time to check out the most popular Sci-Fi stories of 2021. Based on circulation figures at the library where I work, these were the most checked out titles last year. *** 10. Machine by Elizabeth Bear—A space station begins to unravel when a routine search… Read More ›


In the opening pages of Redshirts, Ensign Davis is on an away mission for the Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union.  He’s accompanying the ship’s officers: Captain Lucius Abernathy, Science Officer Q’eeng, and Chief Engineer Paul West; and they’ve all been trapped in a cave infested by carnivorous Borgovian Land Worms. “Davis!”  Captain Abernathy called.  “Stay where you… Read More ›

Top 10 Sci-Fi Novels in 2016?

For the first time, The Poisoned Martini is taking a look at the most popular science fiction titles of the previous year. Based on circulation figures at the library where I work, these were the most checked out Sci-Fi novels in 2016. *** 10.  Death Wave by Ben Bova— In the sequel to New Earth,… Read More ›

Starship Traveller

Have you ever dreamed about exploring the furthest reaches of space? Fantasized about what it would be like to travel on a space ship like the one in Star Trek or to pilot one like those in Star Wars? What about being the captain of your very own ship? In this choose-your-own-adventure, a 344-page game… Read More ›

Wondrous Beginnings

How did some of science fiction greatest authors get their start? Collected in Wondrous Beginnings are the stories that launched the careers of such science fiction masters as Stephen Baxter, Orson Scott Card, Arthur C. Clarke, Anne McCaffrey, and Gene Wolfe, among others.  The collection spans nearly one hundred years!  The first story included was… Read More ›

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