Paul Levinson’s 7 Best Recent First Novels

Author Paul Levinson is asking for your picks to the best recent “first” science fiction novels – authors’ first written novels, that is. Click over to his Squidoo Lens to participate.

In the meantime, here are Levinson’s picks (ported from his Amazon List):

  1. Dusk Before the Dawn by Larry Ketchersid
  2. The Silk Code (Phil D’Amato series) by Paul Levinson [A suspicious inclusion, eh? :)]
  3. Red Moon by David S. Michaels
  4. Edward Maret: A Novel of the Future by Robert I. Katz
  5. Counting Heads by David Marusek
  6. Dykstra’s War by Jeffery D. Kooistra
  7. Alien Taste (Ukiah Oregon series) by Wen Spencer

4 thoughts on “Paul Levinson’s 7 Best Recent First Novels”

  1. This list of unknowns (to me) seemed insane until I read the original post: he’s listing the best “first” science fiction novels of recent years! An important distinction.

    In that case, Old Man’s War by John Scalzi belongs on the list.

  2. Not to seem unfriendly, but “PapayaSF” was meant to be a unitary name, like “Bono” or “Cher”, even though it is a combination of a word related to my fannish past plus my current location. I created it to be a unique pseudonym and search term, without thinking anyone would want to shorten it.

    Happy New Year!

  3. Quickie to point out that although that list is mine, the order is not (I at least have a shred of modesty – The Silk Code doesn’t appear at all on my Amazon list :) and I added it last to my list on Squidoo.)

    The Squidoo list has a great feature – readers can change the order of the list (but not add to or subtract from it). And, just below my picks, I created the second list which consists completely of reader’s choices (though I did put in one novel there just to start the ball rolling).

    These “plexo” lists that you can put up on Squidoo are lots of fun – thanks for posting your announcement – and Happy New Year!

    PS 1 – Red Moon was (and is) my first on the list.

    PS 2 – Good point, too, about the list and choices being for recent science fictin – I’ll make that more clear in the posting

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