Recommended Science Fiction Books

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alas, Babylon

Pat Frank

The classic apocalyptic novel that stunned the world.

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Published: Jul 2005

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

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

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

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

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

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

On the Oceans of Eternity

S. M. Stirling

When modern and Bronze Age worlds are thrown together, the Republic of Nantucket struggles to integrate past and present while a renegade Coast Guard officer struggles to assert his tyrannical rule, in the sequel to Against the Tide o...

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Published: Apr 2000

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Existence (Kil'n)

David Brin

Bestselling, award-winning futurist David Brin returns to globe-spanning, high concept SF with Existence. Gerald Livingston is an orbital garbage collector. For a hundred years, people have been abandoning things in space, and someone...

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Published: Feb 2013

Ready Player One

Ernest Cline

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, READY PLAYER ONE is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe wher...

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Published: Jun 2012

Alien Diplomacy

Gini Koch

Being newlyweds and new parents is challenging enough. But Jeff and Kitty Martini are also giving up their roles as super-being exterminators and Commanders in Centaurion Division while mastering the political landscape as the new ...

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Published: Apr 2012

Dream Called Time: A Stardoc Novel

S. L. Viehl

From the national bestselling author of the Crystal Healer The newest book in the thrilling Stardoc series Dispatched to investigate an unidentified ship that has emerged from a mysterious rift in space, Cherijo discovers technology ...

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Published: Aug 2010

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

Amazonia

James Rollins

From James Rollins, national bestselling author of Subterranean, Excavation, and Deep Fathom, comes a breathtaking masterwork of extraordinary adventure -- a gripping journey into a wilderness of astonishing mysteries as deadly as the...

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Published: May 2010

Valiant (The Lost Fleet, Book 4 of 6)...

Jack Campbell

"Black Jack" Geary has ordered his fleet back to the Lakota Star System where the Syndics nearly destroyed them, a desperate gamble that may give them a fighting chance of survival—or tear them apart.

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Published: Jul 2008

Blackout

Connie Willis

In her first novel since 2002, Nebula and Hugo award-winning author Connie Willis returns with a stunning, enormously entertaining novel of time travel, war, and the deeds—great and small—of ordinary people who shape history. In t...

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Published: Sep 2010

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