This Year's “Scifi That Could Change Your Life” RecommendationsAnnalee Newitz7/22/13 5:57pmFiled to: comic-conscience fictionbookstelevisionmoviesvideogames. sdcc 2013427EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink Every year at Comic-Con, io9 hosts a panel where we invite writers in all genres to tell us about stories that came out in the last year which are both entertaining and thoughtful. Maybe these stories are so brilliant that they could even change your life. Here are this year's recommendations. Advertisement Annalee Newitz, io9 editor: Odds Against Tomorrow, by Nathaniel Rich (also it's io9's book club pick this month) Charlie Jane Anders, io9 editor (and Hugo winner!): Best of All Possible Worlds, by Karen Lord10th of December, by George Saunders Meredith Woerner, io9 editor: Advertisement Advertisement CitadelLauren Davis, io9 editor:Orphan Black TV seriesJavier Grillo-Marxuach, creator of The Middleman:The Unwinding, by George PackerUpstream ColorRobot and Frank Austin Grossman, author of Soon I Will Be Invincible, YOU, and a videogame designer: Advertisement Sponsored The BatteryKentucky Route ZeroJourneyThe Hydrogen Sonata (and all Iain M. Banks books) Marc Bernardin, writer on Alphas, reporter for Hollywood Reporter:Dredd The Legend of Korra seriesPhil Plait, Bad Astronomy blog, author of Death from the Skies!: Advertisement Europa ReportScatter, Adapt and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction, by Annalee Newitz (teacher's pet choice!) Jose Molina, writer on ALL the shows, including Buffy, Castle, Vampire Diaries, and forthcoming Sleepy Hollow: Advertisement 11/22/63, by Stephen KingAudience members recommended: Advertisement Bioshock InfiniteWelcome to Night Vale podcast Advertisement And here's what we're excited about in the coming year:The new William Gibson novel, which will take place in the far future. The movies Elysium, Gravity, The Zero Theorem, and horror anthology The Sleep of Reason.