And the SF novel I will read next is…


The results from my poll asking “What classic science fiction novel should I read next” are in. Taking the lead by just one vote is Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle’s The Mote In God’s Eye. Mote received 9 votes, followed by a tie for second place between The Lathe of Heaven and Have Spacesuit, Will Travel each of which had 8 votes. Blood Music and This Immortal came in last each with 2 votes.

I have my copy of Mote sitting on the bookshelf, but I also obtained an e-book edition (since I have gotten hooked on that format). As I said in the poll post, as soon as I finish the books I am reading now, I’ll jump right into The Mote In God’s Eye and I’ll report back to you when I finish it.

I wanted to thank everyone who participated in the poll. I was surprised to get as many responses as I did, and there were a lot of good comments to go along with them. It was a lot of fun. Thank you!


About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.

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