I need to choose and read a Sci-Fi book of my choice for my next book club and really don't know where to begin. I have read a fair bit of fantasy - Clive Barker, Pullman etc but am a total Sci-Fi novice. Where do I start? Is going for something like Asimov ?
John Scalzi's "Old Man's War" - it's funny and witty, and touching, and a great story about "real" people you can believe in, with a "hard sci-fi" setting - character driven and a great plot too. A nice read for people who maybe aren't actually sure they will like "Sci-Fi" but who will like a good story line and "forget" it's sci-fi if that makes sense and it has some sequels for anyone who wants them later, but is good as a stand alone book too.