Space colonization (also called space settlement, space humanization, or space habitation) is the concept of permanent human habitation outside of Earth. (Wikipedia)
I’ve always wondered what it would be like to live out in space. Or on another planet! Would things be completely different from how they are here on Earth? Or would we somehow be able to replicate Earth life exactly, containing it in a ship or colony?
Here’s a list of ten books that explore the idea of life in space. Would you want to live in a space colony? Or would you prefer to stick to your home planet?
- Earthseed by Pamela Sargent (1983).
- Dust by Elizabeth Bear (2007). [BD]
- Foundation by Isaac Asimov (1951). [BD]
- Dune by Frank Herbert (1965). [BD]
- Ringworld by Larry Niven (1970). [BD]
- Starfarers by Vonda N. McIntyre (1989).
- Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card (1985).
- The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin (1974). [BD]
- Earthlight by Stuart Moore and Christopher Schons (2006).
- The Ghost Sister by Liz Williams (2001).
Myself, I think I’d like to visit the colonies, but I’d always want to live on Earth. Unless it, like, exploded or something!
Thanks to Once Upon a Bookshelf for the list-y inspiration!