Recommended Science Fiction Books

The Children of Men

P. D. James

Told with P. D. James's trademark suspense, insightful characterization, and riveting storytelling, The Children of Men is a story of a world with no children and no future. The human race has become infertile, and the last generatio...

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Published: Feb 1994

Slaughterhouse-Five

Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut's absurdist classic Slaughterhouse-Five introduces us to Billy Pilgrim, a man who becomes unstuck in time after he is abducted by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore. In a plot-scrambling display of virtuosity, we follow...

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Published: Nov 1991

The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady's I...

Neal Stephenson

In Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson took science fiction to dazzling new levels. Now, in The Diamond Age, he delivers another stunning tale. Set in twenty-first century Shanghai, it is the story of what happens when a state-of-the-art inte...

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Published: May 2000

In Fire Forged (Worlds of Honor)

David Weber

The hottest military science fiction series of all time continues.  The mission: to boldly explore David Weber's Honorverse; to deliver all the action, courage, derring-do, and pulse-pounding excitement of space naval adventure with ...

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Published: Jan 2012

Islands of Rage and Hope (Black Tide ...

John Ringo

BOOK 3 IN THE BLACK TIDE RISING SERIES FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING AUTHOR. Sequel to To Sail a Darkling Sea and Under a Graveyard Sky. A hardened group of survivors fights back against a zombie plague that has brought down ci...

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Published: Feb 2015

An Artificial Night: An October Daye ...

Seanan McGuire

Experience the thrill of the hunt in the third October Daye urban fantasy novel. October "Toby" Daye is a changeling-half human and half fae-and the only one who has earned knighthood. Now she must take on a nightmarish new...

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Published: Sep 2010

Working Stiff: A Revivalist Novel

Rachel Caine

Bryn Davis was killed on the job after discovering her bosses were selling a drug designed to resurrect the dead. Now, revived by that same drug, she becomes an undead soldier in a corporate war to take down the very pharmaceutical co...

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Published: Aug 2011

Universal Alien

Gini Koch

Universal Alien is the tenth installment in Gini Koch's action-packed and hilarious Alien series and the thrilling follow-up to Alien Collective. The process of saving her planet – yet again– is violently interrupted when Kitty...

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Published: Dec 2014

White Dragon, The (Dragonriders of Pe...

Anne McCaffrey

The third volume in a series of adventures in the land of Pern.

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Published: Nov 1986

Under Suspicion

Hannah Jayne

Being a human immune to magic helped Sophie Lawson get promoted. It's also made her a major, very reluctant player in a game that stretches beyond even the Underworld. Having handsome buttoned-down Englishman Will as her new guardian ...

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Published: May 2012

Passion Model

Megan Hart

Protect and Serve just took on a whole new meaning. For Recreational Intercourse Operative Gemma, patrolling Newcity's Lovehuts and Pleasurebots isn't much of a pleasure. But it's work she clings to after an accident destroyed her ma...

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Published: Mar 2011

The Blockade: First Salik War

Jean Johnson

The national bestselling author of The V'Dan returns to her gripping military sci-fi series set in the same world as Theirs Not to Reason Why. The First Salik War is underway, and the Alliance is losing—their newest allies must fin...

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Published: Jun 2016

Heart Duel (Celta's HeartMates, Book ...

Robin D. Owens

In HEARTMATE and HEART'S THIEF, award-winning author Robin D. Owens built a world where psychic talents and desires of the heart flourish. Now, she returns to Celta with a story of star-crossed lovers... Healer Lark Collinson hates th...

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Published: Apr 2004

Shards of Honor (Vorkosigan Saga)

Lois McMaster Bujold

FIRST BOOK FEATURING CORDELIA NAISMITH. Journey back to where it all started, from multiple New York Times best selling author, Hugo Award winner, Lois McMaster Bujold.When Cordelia Naismith and her survey crew are attacked by a reneg...

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Published: Nov 2015

Under Wraps

Hannah Jayne

As a human immune to magic, Sophie Lawson can help everyone from banshee to zombie transition into normal, everyday San Francisco life. With a handsome werewolf as her UDA boss and a fashionista vampire for a roommate, Sophie knows ev...

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Published: Mar 2011

Barrayar (Vorkosigan Saga)

Lois McMaster Bujold

THIRD ENTRY IN A BELOVED SERIES.The Vorkosigan Saga spans over a dozen novels and has won multiple awards and sold 1.8 million copies.Sick of combat and betrayal, Cordelia Vorkosigan is ready to settle down to a quiet life. But wh...

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Published: Jan 2016

Under a Spell

Hannah Jayne

Sophie Lawson was seriously hoping life at the UDA would get back to relative normal now that her boss Pete Sampson has been reinstated. Unfortunately, her new assignment is sending her undercover into a realm where even the most powe...

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Published: Aug 2013

Old Man's War

John Scalzi

Enlisting in the army on his seventy-fifth birthday, John Perry joins an interstellar war between Earth and alien enemies who would stake claims on the few existing inhabitable planets, unaware that the conflict involves much more tha...

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Published: Dec 2005

Stake

Kevin J. Anderson

Vampire hunter or serial killer? That depends on whether vampires exist . . .\r\n Simon Helsing believes the only way to stop a bad guy with fangs is a good guy with a stake. He has devoted his life to ridding the world of vampires. H...

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Published: Jan 2021

Strands of Sorrow (Black Tide Rising)...

John Ringo

NATIONAL BEST SELLER IN HARDCOVER. Book 4 and conclusion of the Zombie Apocalypse Black Tide Rising series from New York Times best-selling author John Ringo.  Sequel to Islands of Rage and Hope, To Sail a Darkling Sea, and Under ...

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Published: Dec 2015

Alien Separation

Gini Koch

Alien Separation is the eleventh novel in Gini Koch's hilarious and rollicking Alien series.

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Published: May 2015

Alas, Babylon

Pat Frank

The classic apocalyptic novel that stunned the world.

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Published: Jul 2005

Dead Space: Martyr

B. K. Evenson

We have seen the future. A universe cursed with life after death. It all started deep beneath the Yucatan peninsula, where an archaeological discovery took us into a new age, bringing us face-to-face with our origins and destiny. M...

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Published: Apr 2011

The V'Dan

Jean Johnson

A thrilling new perspective of the world created in the explosive, national bestselling Theirs Not to Reason Why series. It's two hundred years earlier—the age of the First Salik War. And the battle against humanity has been engaged...

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Published: Dec 2015

The Witling

Vernor Vinge

An exploration team from Earth becomes trapped between warring alien factions as they fall into the hands of the inhabitants of Giri, who view science as unnecessary and technological advances as playthings for the unintelligent, in a...

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Published: Nov 2006

Amaryllis and Other Stories

Carrie Vaughn

For more than fifteen years Carrie Vaughn has published short fiction across all genres, through time and space, earning praise from critics and readers for twists and turns, shocks and delights, and emotional heart. This collection b...

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Published: Aug 2016

An Accidental Goddess (Bantam Spectra...

Linnea Sinclair

Raheiran Special Forces captain Gillaine Davre has just woken up in some unknown space way station, wondering where the last three hundred years have gone. The last thing she remembers is her ship being attacked. Now it seems that whi...

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Published: Dec 2005

The Sundering: Dread Empire's Fall (D...

Walter J. Williams

The Dread Empire of the Shaa is no more, following the death of the last oppressor. But freedom remains elusive for the myriad sentient races enslaved for ten centuries, as an even greater terror arises. The Naxids -- a powerful insec...

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Published: Mar 2004

Transhuman: A Novel

Ben Bova

Six-time Hugo Award-winner Ben Bova presents Transhuman. Luke Abramson, a brilliant cellular biologist has one joy in life, his ten-year-old granddaughter, Angela. When he learns that Angela has an inoperable brain tumor and is give...

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Published: Mar 2015

Accelerando

Charles Stross

Cyberpunk updated for the 21st century drives this multigenerational science fiction saga, which expands upon a series of stories previously published in Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine. Manfred Macx, a visionary e-business an...

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Published: Jul 2006

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