I don't think it should surprise any of you that books are at the top of my list, both for giving and receiving. Here are a few recent science fiction novels with a bit of biology that I blogged about this year:
|Infected: A Novel by Scott Sigler (read the original post). Sigler's follow-up novel, Contagious, will be released in hardcover on December 30th.|
|Unwelcome Bodies ,a short story collection by Jennifer Pelland (read the original post).|
|Dr. Franklin's Island, a young adult novel by Ann Halam (read the original post).|
|Ratha's Courage is another young adult novel (read the original post). It's the long-awaited fifth book in Clare Bell's "The Named" series.|
|Dogs by Nancy Kress is (read the original post) is a biological warfare thriller.|
|Seeds of Change is an anthology featuring short stories by Tobias Buckell, Ken MacLeod, Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu, KD Wentworth, Jeremiah Tolbert, Jay Lake, Ted Kosmatka, Blake Charlton, Mark Budz and John Joseph Adams. (Read the original post)|
|Neuropath by R. Scott Bakker and Blindsight by Peter Watts may represent a new SF movement: neuropunk. (Read the original post)|
Riders of the Storm is the latest novel set in Julie Czerneda's Clan Chronicles universe. (read the original post)
|Paul McAuley's The Quiet War features engineering of both people and ecosystems.(Read the original post)|
|Invertebrata Enigmatica: Giant Spiders, Dangerous Insects, and Other Strange Invertebrates in Classic Science Fiction and Fantasy, edited by Chad Arment is a collection of SF short stories "involving strange invertebrates". I haven't read it - or blogged about it - but it sounds like fun.|
And if none of those sound interesting, you might check out the Biology in Science Fiction bookstore, assembled by yours truly.
There are 2 days left to order from Amazon.com with free shipping and still have the package delivered by Christmas - three days if you are ordering from Amazon.co.uk - so you can even shop from the comfort of your own home.
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