Our Top Sci-Fi Literary Picks

I’ve been fortunate to read some fantastic science fiction in recent months – and while fantasy seems to be getting a lot of attention in the literary world as of late, I thought it would be great to put together a collection of the TYF staff’s favourite sci-fi books. (Graphic novels and comics included!) So without further ado, here are our top picks. Feel free to share your own in the comments – these are personal favourites, not necessarily critical or commercial best-sellers!

Saga – Written by Brian K. Vaughn; Illustrated by Fiona Staples

I didn’t start reading comics or graphic novels until about a year ago, so I was a bit hesitant when picking up Saga. It seemed like an ambitious choice for a newbie like me. But it ended up being one of my best bookish decisions ever because Saga is a space epic like no other.

I really mean like no other. Saga is, first off, weird. There is some stuff in there that will shock and confuse you, but mostly in amusing ways as opposed to being truly disturbing. (In other words, it’s not for kids.)
However, beyond its unique, flabbergasting and creative world, Saga is a transcendent story about love and family, while touching on war, politics and racism. With gorgeous art, Saga lives up to its name, delivering operatically on story, characters and setting in every single issue.

[Gabrielle Bondi]

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Hannah is a twenty-something born and bred Capetonian who adores reading and reviewing books, and encouraging critical discussion on all things pop culture. Currently a politics graduate student, she spent two years working in digital marketing before deciding she missed the student life. Loves QI, travel, dark chocolate, fantasy & YA books, pilates and sarcasm.