We couldn't narrow it down to just ten, so here are our fifteen favorite books of 2010, including everything from the fantastical and epic, to the horrifying and futuristic.
All these books are equally great, so we've listed them in alphabetical order by the author's last name.
Paolo Bacigalupi, The Windup Girl (Nightshade Books)
Bacigalupi rebooted hard science fiction with this tale of an environmental apocalypse set in a future Thailand, featuring agricultural hackers and synthetic humans called "windups." Here's what we said about it: