I loved Science, however, the genre of Science Fiction has never been one of my favorites. I did notice that The Hunger Games was listed under the genre of Science Fiction so maybe I will have to change my mind about this genre since I loved that series!
Science fiction as a genre is often traced back to the pioneering work of Mary Shelley in Frankenstein, the story of a person made by a scientist from reanimated body parts, a person who discovers that in the eyes of the world he is a monster and decides to get revenge. The idea that science might become a diabolical and anti-social force is the foundation for one of science fiction's most basic assumptions: while many celebrate science as the end of superstition and ignorance, science fiction warns us that science, can also be used as a tool of oppression, violation, and narrow-minded destructiveness. Indeed, as many critics of industrialism explained, the products of scientific thought ultimately did more harm than good. Technology did not free workers in the nineteenth and early twentieth century, it merely mutilated and mutated them. HG Wells allegorized the social/physical mutations inspired by industrialism in his portrayal of the cannibalistic, technology-obsessed Morlocks in The Time Machine.
Twentieth century science fiction in the United States owes much to the gothic tradition of Frankenstein, which has returned to haunt the dystopian subgenre of cyberpunk with its electronically generated identities and bitter speculations about the consequences of human greed coupled with scientific "progress." Other currents in science fiction are more in keeping with Wells' vision, however, and speculative narratives about life on other planets, as well as human life in other futures, dominate the market in science fiction. A whole subgenre of "tech" fiction has emerged in the wake of Isaac Asimov's famous anthology I, Robot (1950), which offered a way of imagining artificially-generated intelligence and consciousness. Utopian science fiction, heavily influenced by feminism, ecology, and the television show Star Trek, caught on during the 1960s and generated a slew of novels (like those by Marge Piercy) about the birth of a better society made possible by the just use of new technologies, and a notion of science counterbalanced by humanism, spirituality, and democratic multiculturalism. What continues to unite narratives in the science fiction tradition is an urgent desire to reimagine human society, whether by revising its history, inventing potential new technologies, civilizations, and life forms, or creating speculative futures.
Here is a link to a blog that reviews nothing but Science Fiction books. Science Fiction Review