A freind of mine asked me what books do I recommend for reading that is is Sci Fi or Fantasy based. And it struck me that I have read classic Sci Fi like the Foundation and Robot series written by Isaac Asimov or Arther C Clarks 2001 , 2010 , 2061 , 3001 Space Odyssey among other books like Robert E Howards original Conan series . But I have not read any of the contemporary authors so I went googling and came up with io9.Coms list of the best of the decade. A great list that I will be checking out pretty soon for myself.
(Source and complete article at io9.com)
After much mulling and culling, we've come up with our list of the twenty best books of the decade. The list is weighted towards science fiction, but does have healthy doses of fantasy and horror. And a few surprises.
This list is alphabetical, and not in order of awesomeness. All are equally great and worthy of your attention. In deciding which would make the list and which wouldn't, we weighed not only our opinions, but also those of the critical community at large - looking at how each book was received by reviewers for mainstream publications as well as science fiction magazines. There were many, many books we love that almost made the cut - if we'd let ourselves go it would have been more like the 100 best books of the decade