|Some of the books on the list|
Last year I wrote about my favorite books of 2015. In 2016 I read a lot of interesting books, but nothing I loved quite as much as my favorite book of 2015: Kim Stanley Robinson's Aurora. So this year I've decided to forego a "Best of" list in favor of a "Most Interesting" list. Maybe this will be more interesting, too!
The following list is limited to science fiction and fantasy novels published in 2016. I read a lot of other interesting stuff in 2016 that doesn't fit those parameters. Some notable fiction I read included: Liu Cixin's The Three Body Problem, Philip K. Dick's A Scanner Darkly, Nnedi Okorafor's Binti, Jean M. Auel's Clan of the Cave Bear, and C. S. Friedman's This Alien Shore. Some interesting philosophy books I read last year were Mary Midley's Utopias, Dolphins, and Computers and B. K. Matilal's The Character of Logic in India. If you want a more comprehensive list, see my Year in Books from Goodreads.
In any case, here's my list of most interesting science fiction and fantasy novels of 2016!