Science fiction is the perfect genre for people who love fantasy and want the world they are reading about to be imagined with future scientific or technological advances. Science fiction spurs creative energy and has people thinking about different possibilities in the world.
Madison Link, GEM’s past Program Coordinator, shares that one of her favorite books, Ender’s Game, is a science fiction book that takes place in a militaristic world where interplanetary war is being raged. She said that she adored the book when she was young because the main character, Andrew ‘Ender’ Wiggin, was a young boy who became the leader of a child prodigies to win the war against an alien race. Madison shared, “Reading about someone so young doing amazing things and feeling connected with Ender’s thought process really made me love the book. I felt like I was actually there: learning to use new technology, trying to figure out how to lead a team… I just felt that Ender was so interesting and fun to read about. That he was young like me just really cemented how much I liked the book." Even after all this time, Ender’s Game is still a book she can reread over and over again.
Science fiction books are a great way to have people feel part of a new world that may be possible if individuals are creative enough to design new technologies. Books are powerful because they can influence others and could be the inspiration for new inventions. Therefore, GEM always tries to ensure there are a few science fiction books in the three Little Free Libraries they have created for the community!
What is YOUR favorite science fiction book? GEM members are always looking for new books to read and to donate to the community! Make sure to leave your responses in the comments below.