Best Exploration Science Fiction Books

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1. The Martian

Author: by Andy Weir
Broadway Books
English
387 pages

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Selected for common reading at North Lake College Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American ReadSix days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there.

After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s aliveand even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive.

Chances are, though, he won’t have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old “human error” are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn’t ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skillsand a relentless, dogged refusal to quithe steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next.

Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?


2. Leviathan Wakes: Book 1 of the Expanse (now a Prime Original series)

Author: by James S. A. Corey
B004XCGKYQ
Orbit
June 2, 2011

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NOW A PRIME ORIGINAL SERIES Leviathan Wakes is the first book in the New York Times bestselling and Hugo-award winning Expanse series – over 4 million copies sold worldwide.’Interplanetary adventure the way it ought to be’ George R.R. MartinHumanity has colonised the solar system – Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt and beyond – but the stars are still out of our reach.

Jim Holden is an officer on an ice miner making runs from the rings of Saturn to the mining stations of the Belt. When he and his crew discover a derelict ship called the Scopuli, they suddenly find themselves in possession of a deadly secret.

A secret that someone is willing to kill for, and on an unimaginable scale. War is coming to the system, unless Jim can find out who abandoned the ship and why. Detective Miller is looking for a girl. One girl in a system of billions, but her parents have money – and money talks.

When the trail leads him to the Scopuli and Holden, they both realise this girl may hold the key to everything. Holden and Miller must thread the needle between the Earth government, the Outer Planet revolutionaries and secret corporations, and the odds are against them.


3. Green World (Undying Mercenaries Book 15)

Author: by B. V. Larson

B0964YX776
Iron Tower Press
May 28, 2021

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Rebels build a secret base on Green World. Their plan is to attack Earth and retake all the planets the Humans have conquered. Hegemony starships gather to strike the Rebels first, but where is their base? As the fleets search, Earth warships trespass into Skay space igniting a fresh border conflict between rival Galactics.

When James McGill stumbles onto the rebel camp, they’re forced to step up their plans. The world goes up in flames. Friends are permed and cities are destroyed as everything spins out of control.Can Earth survive? Find out in GREEN WORLD, book #15 of the Undying Mercenaries series.

With over three million copies sold, USA Today Bestselling author B.V. Larson is the king of modern military science fiction.


4. The Galaxy, and the Ground Within: A Novel (Wayfarers Book 4)

Author: by Becky Chambers
B088RDCLQ4
April 20, 2021

English

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National Bestseller! Return to the sprawling, Hugo Award-winning universe of the Galactic Commons to explore another corner of the cosmosone often mentioned, but not yet exploredin this absorbing entry in the Wayfarers series, which blends heart-warming characters and imaginative adventure.

With no water, no air, and no native life, the planet Gora is unremarkable. The only thing it has going for it is a chance proximity to more popular worlds, making it a decent stopover for ships traveling between the wormholes that keep the Galactic Commons connected.

If deep space is a highway, Gora is just your average truck stop. At the Five-Hop One-Stop, long-haul spacers can stretch their legs (if they have legs, that is), and get fuel, transit permits, and assorted supplies. The Five-Hop is run by an enterprising alien and her sometimes helpful child, who work hard to provide a little piece of home to everyone passing through.

When a freak technological failure halts all traffic to and from Gora, three strangersall different species with different aimsare thrown together at the Five-Hop. Grounded, with nothing to do but wait, the trioan exiled artist with an appointment to keep, a cargo runner at a personal crossroads, and a mysterious individual doing her best to help those on the fringesare compelled to confront where they’ve been, where they might go, and what they are, or could be, to each other.


5. Tiamat's Wrath: Book 8 of the Expanse (now a Prime Original series)

Author: by James S. A. Corey
B07DHRMBCJ
Orbit

March 26, 2019

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NOW A PRIME ORIGINAL TV SERIESTiamat’s Wrath is the eighth book in the New York Times bestselling and Hugo-award winning Expanse series. Thirteen hundred gates have opened to solar systems around the galaxy. But as humanity builds its interstellar empire in the alien ruins, the mysteries and threats grow deeper.

In the dead systems where gates lead to stranger things than alien planets, Elvi Okoye begins a desperate search to discover the nature of a genocide that happened before the first human beings existed, and to find weapons to fight a war against forces at the edge of the imaginable.

But the price of that knowledge may be higher than she can pay. At the heart of the empire, Teresa Duarte prepares to take on the burden of her father’s godlike ambition. The sociopathic scientist Paolo Cortzar and the Mephistophelian prisoner James Holden are only two of the dangers in a palace thick with intrigue, but Teresa has a mind of her own and secrets even her father the emperor doesn’t guess.


6. Persepolis Rising (The Expanse Book 7)

Author: by James S. A. Corey
B06XKN9G27
Orbit
December 5, 2017

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The seventh book in the NYT bestselling Expanse series, Persepolis Rising finds an old enemy returning home with more power and technology than anyone thought possible, and the crew of the aging gunship Rocinante tries to rally forces against the new invasion.

HUGO AWARD WINNER FOR BEST SERIESAn old enemy returns. In the thousand-sun network of humanity’s expansion, new colony worlds are struggling to find their way. Every new planet lives on a knife edge between collapse and wonder, and the crew of the aging gunship Rocinante have their hands more than full keeping the fragile peace.

In the vast space between Earth and Jupiter, the inner planets and belt have formed a tentative and uncertain alliance still haunted by a history of wars and prejudices. On the lost colony world of Laconia, a hidden enemy has a new vision for all of humanity and the power to enforce it.

New technologies clash with old as the history of human conflict returns to its ancient patterns of war and subjugation. But human nature is not the only enemy, and the forces being unleashed have their own price. A price that will change the shape of humanity – and of the Rocinante – unexpectedly and forever…


7. To Sleep in a Sea of Stars

Author: by Christopher Paolini
Tor Books
English
880 pages

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Now a New York Times and USA Today bestseller! Winner of Best Science Fiction in the 2020 Goodreads Choice Awards! To Sleep in a Sea of Stars is a brand new epic novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eragon, Christopher Paolini.

Kira Navrez dreamed of life on new worlds. Now she’s awakened a nightmare. During a routine survey mission on an uncolonized planet, Kira finds an alien relic. At first she’s delighted, but elation turns to terror when the ancient dust around her begins to move.

As war erupts among the stars, Kira is launched into a galaxy-spanning odyssey of discovery and transformation. First contact isn’t at all what she imagined, and events push her to the very limits of what it means to be human.

While Kira faces her own horrors, Earth and its colonies stand upon the brink of annihilation. Now, Kira might be humanity’s greatest and final hope …


8. Legend: Book 7 of The Legacy Fleet Series

Author: by Nick Webb
B096QXVM1K
June 5, 2021
English

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They’re coming.The Findiri, a savage, deadly race created to fight the Swarm, are on the hunt. But they no longer hunt the Swarm.They hunt humans. And not just any humanthey seek their creator, Captain Timothy Granger, and mean to destroy him.

But we are not alone. More alien races, hiding from the Swarm for millennia, also search for Earth, seeking the legend from their own stories to protect them: a being called Granger. With Earth in the crosshairs, Granger, Admiral Proctor, and the crew of the Independence race against time to solve the mystery of the Findiri before all human and alien worlds fall.

But time is running out for all life in the galaxy, and the clock is ticking.


9. Barbarian's Mate: A SciFi Alien Romance (Ice Planet Barbarians Book 7)

Author: by Ruby Dixon
B01DGXSHRK
March 25, 2016
English

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‘Resonance’ is supposed to be a dream – that’s when your soulmate is chosen for you. And everyone on the ice planet has hooked up with a big, hunky soulmate of their own…Except me. So do I want a mate?Heck yeah.

More than anything, all I’ve ever wanted is to be loved by someone. Except that the soulmate chosen for me? My least favorite person on the darn ice planet. Haeden’s the most cranky, disapproving, unpleasant, overbearing male alien… So why is it that my body sings when he gets close?

Why is he working so hard to prove to me that he’s not as awful as I think he is?I hate him…Don’t I? The Ice Planet Barbarians Series:Ice Planet Barbarians – Georgie’s StoryBarbarian Alien – Liz’s StoryBarbarian Lover – Kira’s StoryBarbarian Mine – Harlow’s StoryIce Planet Holiday – Claire’s Story (novella)Barbarian’s Prize – Tiffany’s StoryBarbarian’s Mate – Josie’s Story

10. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: Wayfarers 1

Author: by Becky Chambers
B00TTM2B84
Hodder & Stoughton
March 16, 2015

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LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILEY’S WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION ‘A quietly profound, humane tour de force’ Guardian The beloved debut novel that will restore your faith in humanity#SmallAngryPlanetWhen Rosemary Harper joins the crew of the Wayfarer, she isn’t expecting much.

The ship, which has seen better days, offers her everything she could possibly want: a small, quiet spot to call home for a while, adventure in far-off corners of the galaxy, and distance from her troubled past. But Rosemary gets more than she bargained for with the Wayfarer.

The crew is a mishmash of species and personalities, from Sissix, the friendly reptillian pilot, to Kizzy and Jenks, the constantly sparring engineers who keep the ship running. Life on board is chaotic, but more or less peaceful – exactly what Rosemary wants.

Until the crew are offered the job of a lifetime: the chance to build a hyperspace tunnel to a distant planet. They’ll earn enough money to live comfortably for years… If they survive the long trip through war-torn interstellar space without endangering any of the fragile alliances that keep the galaxy peaceful.

11. Godblight (Dark Imperium: Warhammer 40,000 Book 3)

Author: by Guy Haley
B094JZ91K9
May 29, 2021
English

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Book 3 of the Dark Imperium trilogyThe destinies of primarch and Imperial Regent Roboute Guilliman and his traitorous brother Mortarion come together for the climactic battle of the Plague Wars. READ IT BECAUSEIt’s the throwdown you’ve been waiting for, as Guilliman and Mortarion work out ten thousand years of pent-up resentment in a clash for the ages.

THE STORYThe paths of Roboute Guilliman and his fallen brother Mortarion bring them inexorably together on Iax. Once a jewel of the Imperium, the garden world is dying as the plans of the Lord of Death to use it as a fulcrum to drag the stellar realm of Ultramar into the warp come to deadly fruition.

While Guilliman attempts to prevent the destruction of his kingdom, Mortarion schemes to bring his brother low with the Godblight, a disease created in the Cauldron of Nurgle itself, made with the power to destroy a son of the Emperor.

Primarchs clash on the ravaged landscapes of Iax. The gods go to war and the wider galaxy balances on a knife-edge of destruction. As something powerful stirs in the sea of souls, only one thing is certain no matter who wins the last great clash of the Plague War, the repercussions of victory will echo through eternityWritten by Guy Haley

12. Children of Time: Winner of the 2016 Arthur C. Clarke Award (The Children of Time Novels Book 1)

Author: by Adrian Tchaikovsky
B00SN93AHU
Pan
June 4, 2015

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Winner of the 30th anniversary Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best Novel. Adrian Tchaikovksy’s critically acclaimed novel Children of Time, is the epic story of humanity’s battle for survival on a terraformed planet. Who will inherit this new Earth? The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home among the stars.

Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, they discover the greatest treasure of the past age a world terraformed and prepared for human life. But all is not right in this new Eden. In the long years since the planet was abandoned, the work of its architects has borne disastrous fruit.

The planet is not waiting for them, pristine and unoccupied. New masters have turned it from a refuge into mankind’s worst nightmare. Now two civilizations are on a collision course, both testing the boundaries of what they will do to survive.

As the fate of humanity hangs in the balance, who are the true heirs of this new Earth?’Children of Time is a joy from start to finish. Entertaining, smart, surprising and unexpectedly human.’ – Patrick Ness, author of A Monster Calls.

13. The Left Hand of Darkness (S.F. MASTERWORKS)

Author: by Ursula K. Le Guin
B01NCU4VNT
Gateway
April 13, 2017

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‘A rich and complex story of friendship and love’ GUARDIAN’It’s a giant thought experiment that’s also a cracking good read about gender’ Neil Gaiman’Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new’ Two people, until recently strangers, find themselves on a long, tortuous and dangerous journey across the ice.

One is an outcast, forced to leave his beloved homeland; the other is fleeing from a different kind of persecution. What they have in common is curiosity, about others and themselves, and an almost unshakeable belief that the world can be a better place.

As they journey for over 800 miles, across the harshest, most inhospitable landscape, they discover the true meaning of friendship, and of love.

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Forgotten Colony: The Complete Series (M.R. Forbes Box Sets)

Author: by M.R. Forbes
B095RFSTMM
June 1, 2021
English

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GET ALL FIVE BOOKS IN THIS EPIC MILITARY SCI-FI ADVENTURE BY MILLION-COPY+ BESTSELLER M.R.FORBES!The war is over.Earth is lost. Running is the only option. It may already be too late. Caleb is a former Marine Raider and commander of the Vultures, a search and rescue team that’s spent the last two years pulling high-value targets out of alien-ravaged cities and shipping them off-world.

When his new orders call for him to join forty-thousand survivors aboard the last starship out, he thinks his days of fighting are over. The Deliverance represents a fresh start and a chance to leave the war behind for good.

Except the war won’t be as easy to escape as he thought. And the colonists will need Caleb more than he ever imagined…INCLUDES:1.Deliverance2.Deception3.Desperation4.Destruction5.Declaration

15. Red Thunder (The Thunder and Lightning Series Book 1)

Author: by John Varley
B08CZJFQ81
September 22, 2020
English

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The heart-pounding space race is on … In this riveting SF thriller from the Hugo and Nebula Awardwinning author of Red Lightning and Rolling Thunder (Publishers Weekly, starred review). As Chinese and US spacecraft compete to be the first to land on Mars, a former astronaut, his cousin, and four teens from Florida decide to take matters into their own hands.

If they can quickly build their own space-worthy ship using scrap metal, appliances, and power tools, they have a chance to come from behindthanks to an inventive new power source that can propel them to the Red Planet within three days.No guts, no glory …

Varley’s great strength is in his characterizations, but in Red Thunder he also shows a strong sense of place…. If you are willing to simply fantasize about fleeing your office cubicle and becoming a heroic space explorer, this novel will fulfill your wishes.

The Washington Post Fast paced … Engaging characters. Rocky Mountain News Full of little gems of wit and intelligence. Booklist [A] fun-filled adventure. Varley matches a serious literary style with an outrageous plot, and he’s one of the few writers in the field who could make it work.Chronicle