You know when you’re reading a science fiction book and you think to yourself how deep and meaningful it is? Yeah, well forget about those for now because this week the Kirkus Reviews Blog, I take a look at the other end of the literary spectrum: Popcorn Science Fiction Books.
Proponents of literary science fiction are often so fixated on proving the literary merits of sf, that it’s easy to overlook a simple fact: reading science fiction can be fun. Sure, there is a certain kind of pleasure that can be derived from literature utilizing symbolism and dabbling in The Deeper Meaning of Life (DML) — sf can easily be a vehicle for substantial food for thought – but there’s another kind of pleasure that comes from books that forgo the DML in favor of unabashed action and adventure.
Check it out and see which books I name as fun popcorn sf books. And tell me your favorites, too!