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 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

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

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

Shadow Baby (Today Show Book Club #14...

Alison McGhee

SHADOW BABY is a tale told by a 12-year-old named Clara Winter, who seeks the truth about the sad and bizarre circumstances of her birth. Retreating into her own world, Clara surrounds herself with imaginary books, characters, and eve...

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Published: Aug 2003

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

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

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

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

A Mighty Fortress (Safehold)

David Weber

Young Cayleb Ahrmahk has accomplished things few people could even dream of. Having smashed a hostile alliance of no less than five princedoms and won the hand of the beautiful young Queen Sharleyan of Chisholm, together they have cre...

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Published: Mar 2011

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

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

Dying of the Light

George R. R. Martin

A whisperjewel summoned him to Worlorn, and a love he thought he’d lost. But Worlorn isn’t the world Dirk t’Larien imagined, and Gwen Delvano is no longer the woman he once knew. She is bound to another man, and to ...

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Published: Sep 2004

How Firm a Foundation (Safehold)

David Weber

The Charisian Empire, born in war, has always known it must fight for its very survival. What most of its subjects don't know even now, however, is how much more it's fighting for. Emperor Cayleb, Empress Sharleyan, Merlin Athrawes, a...

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Published: Jul 2012

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

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

Ark

Stephen Baxter

With the discovery of another life-sustaining planet light years away, there is hope for a chosen few to leave the soon-to-be submerged Earth. Holle Groundwater is one of the candidates, having been trained for this purpose since chi...

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Published: May 2011

Undercity (Skolian Empire)

Catherine Asaro

BOOK ONE IN A BRAND NEW SERIES by Nebula and Hugo Award Winner Catherine Asaro set in the world of her Skolian Empire universe.  In the galaxy-spanning future, Major Bhaajan is a tough female P.I. who works the dangerous streets of ...

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Published: Dec 2014

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

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

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

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

The Human Division (Old Man's War)

John Scalzi

Following the events of The Last Colony, John Scalzi tells the story of the fight to maintain the unity of the human race.The people of Earth now know that the human Colonial Union has kept them ignorant of the dangerous universe arou...

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Published: Feb 2014

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

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: Jul 2010

Impulse (Jumper)

Steven Gould

Steven Gould returns to the world of his classic novel Jumper in Impulse.Cent has a secret. She lives in isolation, with her parents, hiding from the people who took her father captive and tortured him to gain control over his ability...

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Published: Feb 2014

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

2001: A Space Odyssey

Arthur C. Clarke

Written in tandem with the screenplay for the Stanley Kubrick-directed film, both introduce HAL, a computer that takes off on a mission of its own, propelling the spaceship it controls past the original destination to an exploration o...

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Published: Aug 1993

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

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