Planet Hopping in Science Fiction

I grew up watching Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation, so they have a special place in my mind. They’ve inspired me, and they’ve made me wish we were living in the future. But I also enjoy reading books with a similar theme, and that is interstellar travel.

Many science fiction novels I’ve read have interstellar space travel, including Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds, Night’s Dawn trilogy by Peter F. Hamilton, Hyperion Cantos by Dan Simmons, and so on. There are many novels and series where the characters move from planet to planet.

I thought Hyperion Cantos did extremely well in making you feel like you were on the planets. They were so creative and unique. Night’s  Dawn makes it easy for people to travel between planets quickly, but we mostly see asteroids, habitats, and spacecraft.  Revelation Space has an interesting group of planets, but I need to read more.

What novel or series would you recommend that has interstellar space travel and many interesting planets?

4 thoughts on “Planet Hopping in Science Fiction”

  1. Thanks for the recommendation on a book that does a good job of worldbuilding for different planets. I totally added Hyperion Cantos to my reading list. Your webpage looks really good, by the way!

    1. It’s a great series. The 3rd and 4th books do a lot of planet hopping, but the first two focus on one planet, though it is an interesting one.

      And thanks!

    1. Thanks, I followed. Glad to hear you read encyclopedias. Wonderful books, aren’t they?

      Sorry about the late reply, though. Been a bit busy this week.

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