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2016 Books Round Up

My first blog post of every new year is on the books I crunched in the past 1 year. Here is the list for previous years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.For 2016 I had a target of 52 ( 1 per week ).Science Fiction

Adventure stories on present earth life is boring. Drama is boring. Romance on Earth is boring. Only Science Fiction keeps me interested - it has all and much more.1. Dark Forest by Cixin Liu

Remember Stephen Hawking? Recently he gave an interview in which he said something ominous - if Aliens contact us please do not respond - this book gives the why.This is the 2nd part of the trilogy written by Chinese Author. Compared to first part it was a bit dull, and the story meanders through various attempts Humans make to fight with the advanced Alien species - through our primitive technologies.Towards the end the story unravels beautifully.2. The Heart Goes Last, Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood is a much acclaimed author who is good at painting Dystopian worlds. I heard her…