It feels to me, after finishing a recent SF novel I very much enjoyed, that most SF novels (science fiction as distinct from fantasy) at the moment are not being written in very intimate perspective/voice. It feels like the main mode is multiple third-person perspectives, and those not very "close in." And I like that mode! It is a good mode! I even see why it's a popular mode for SF. I just feel like there can be lots of different good modes for SF. So if I'm missing recent books that are with very few POV characters and those either first-person or intimate third, I'd really like pointers to them.
And if you're not sure what I mean, I can try to talk about it some more and see if I can make more sense. Still getting over the sick, so sometimes I am not as coherent as I hope to be.