Best Hard Science Fiction Books
Here you will get Best Hard Science Fiction Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
1. Project Hail Mary: From the bestselling author of The Martian
Author: by Andy Weir
May 4, 2021
The New York Times bestselling security droid with a heart (though it wouldn’t admit it! Is back in Fugitive Telemetry! Having captured the hearts of readers across the globe (Annalee Newitz says it’s “one of the most humane portraits of a nonhuman I’ve ever read”) Murderbot has also established Martha Wells as one of the great SF writers of today.
No, I didn’t kill the dead human. If I had, I wouldn’t dump the body in the station mall. When Murderbot discovers a dead body on Preservation Station, it knows it is going to have to assist station security to determine who the body is (was), how they were killed (that should be relatively straightforward, at least), and why (because apparently that matters to a lot of peoplewho knew?
Yes, the unthinkable is about to happen: Murderbot must voluntarily speak to humans!Again! A new standalone adventure in the New York Times-bestselling, Hugo and Nebula Award winning series! At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
3. Artemis: A gripping sci-fi thriller from the author of The Martian
Author: by Andy Weir
January 30, 2020
Ever had a bad day?Try having one on the moon…’Fascinating’ Tim Peake, Sunday Times bestselling author of Ask an Astronaut_WELCOME TO ARTEMIS. The first city on the moon.Population 2,000.Mostly tourists.Some criminals. Jazz Bashara is one of the criminals.
She lives in a poor area of Artemis and subsidises her work as a porter with smuggling contraband onto the moon. But it’s not enough. So when she’s offered the chance to make a lot of money she jumps at it.
But though planning a crime in 1/6th gravity may be more fun, it’s also a lot more dangerous. When you live on the moon, of course you have a dark side… Andy Weir’s new stunning science-based thriller PROJECT HAIL MARY is available now.
What everyone’s saying about the follow-up to The Martian: ‘A smart, fun, fast-paced adventure that you won’t be able to put down’ Ernest Cline, bestselling author of Ready Player One’What a page turner!’ Milda on Goodreads, 5 stars’Fast paced, high octane and highly entertaining’ Chrys on Netgalley, 5 stars’Artemis does for the moon what The Martian did for Mars’ Guardian’A first rate thriller, this had me hooked from beginning to end’ Robert on Netgalley, 5 stars’An absolute must read’ Lauren on Goodreads, 5 stars’A clever and action-fuelled story’ Culturefly’For those who loved The Martian, you won’t be disappointed’ Liz on Netgalley, 5 stars
4. The Martian
Author: by Andy Weir
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?
5. Leviathan Wakes: Book 1 of the Expanse (now a Prime Original series)
Author: by James S. A. Corey
June 2, 2011
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.
The Ministry for the Future
Author: by Kim Stanley Robinson
Orbit (October 6, 2020)
October 6, 2020
Chosen by Barack Obama as one of his favourite reads of 2020Established in 2025, the purpose of the new organisation was simple: To advocate for the world’s future generations and to protect all living creatures, present and future. It soon became known as the Ministry for the Future, and this is its story.
From legendary science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson comes a vision of climate change unlike any ever imagined. Told entirely through fictional eye-witness accounts, The Ministry For The Future is a masterpiece of the imagination, the story of how climate change will affect us all over the decades to come.
Its setting is not a desolate, post-apocalyptic world, but a future that is almost upon us – and in which we might just overcome the extraordinary challenges we face. It is a novel both immediate and impactful, desperate and hopeful in equal measure, and it is one of the most powerful and original books on climate change ever written.’The Ministry for the Future ranks among Robinson’s best recent works, a collection of actions and observations that adds up to more than the sum of its eclectic and urgent parts’ Sierra’A breathtaking look at the challenges that face our planet in all their sprawling magnitude and also in their intimate, individual moments of humanity’ Booklist (starred review)’Gutsy, humane…
7. All Systems Red (Kindle Single): The Murderbot Diaries
Author: by Martha Wells
Tordotcom (May 2, 2017)
May 2, 2017
Winner: 2018 Hugo Award for Best NovellaWinner: 2018 Nebula Award for Best NovellaWinner: 2018 Alex AwardWinner: 2018 Locus AwardOne of the Verge’s Best Books of 2017A New York Times and USA Today BestsellerA murderous android discovers itself in All Systems Red, a tense science fiction adventure by Martha Wells that interrogates the roots of consciousness through Artificial Intelligence.”As a heartless killing machine, I was a complete failure.”In a corporate-dominated spacefaring future, planetary missions must be approved and supplied by the Company.
Exploratory teams are accompanied by Company-supplied security androids, for their own safety. But in a society where contracts are awarded to the lowest bidder, safety isn’t a primary concern. On a distant planet, a team of scientists are conducting surface tests, shadowed by their Company-supplied droid a self-aware SecUnit that has hacked its own governor module, and refers to itself (though never out loud) as Murderbot.
Green World (Undying Mercenaries Book 15)
Author: by B. V. Larson
Iron Tower Press
May 28, 2021
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.
9. The Three-Body Problem
Author: by Cixin Liu
March 12, 2015
Read the award-winning, critically acclaimed, multi-million-copy-selling science-fiction phenomenon soon to be a Netflix Original Series from the creators of Game of Thrones. 1967: Ye Wenjie witnesses Red Guards beat her father to death during China’s Cultural Revolution. This singular event will shape not only the rest of her life but also the future of mankind.
Four decades later, Beijing police ask nanotech engineer Wang Miao to infiltrate a secretive cabal of scientists after a spate of inexplicable suicides. Wang’s investigation will lead him to a mysterious online game and immerse him in a virtual world ruled by the intractable and unpredictable interaction of its three suns.
This is the Three-Body Problem and it is the key to everything: the key to the scientists’ deaths, the key to a conspiracy that spans light-years and the key to the extinction-level threat humanity now faces. Praise for The Three-Body Problem: ‘Your next favourite sci-fi novel’ Wired’Immense’ Barack Obama’Unique’ George R.R.
10. Foundation: The epic science fiction masterpiece by the award-winning author of I, ROBOT
Author: by Isaac Asimov
May 3, 2018
WINNER OF THE HUGO AWARD FOR BEST ALL-TIME SERIESThe Foundation series is Isaac Asimov’s iconic masterpiece. Unfolding against the backdrop of a crumbling Galactic Empire, the story of Hari Seldon’s two Foundations is a lasting testament to an extraordinary imagination, one that shaped science fiction as we know it today.
The Galactic Empire has prospered for twelve thousand years. Nobody suspects that the heart of the thriving Empire is rotten, until psychohistorian Hari Seldon uses his new science to foresee its terrible fate. Exiled to the desolate planet Terminus, Seldon establishes a colony of the greatest minds in the Empire, a Foundation which holds the key to changing the fate of the galaxy.
However, the death throes of the Empire breed hostile new enemies, and the young Foundation’s fate will be threatened first.
11. Network Effect: A Murderbot Novel (The Murderbot Diaries Book 5)
Author: by Martha Wells
Tordotcom (May 5, 2020)
May 5, 2020
A 2021 Nebula Award Winner! A 2021 Hugo Award Finalist! A 2021 Locus Award Finalist! The first full-length novel in Martha Wells’ New York Times and USA Today bestselling Murderbot Diaries series. An Amazon’s Best of the Year So Far PickNamed a Best of 2020 Pick for NPR | Book Riot | Polygon “I caught myself rereading my favorite parts…
And I can’t recommend it enough.” New York TimesYou know that feeling when you’re at work, and you’ve had enough of people, and then the boss walks in with yet another job that needs to be done right this second or the world will end, but all you want to do is go home and binge your favorite shows?
And you’re a sentient murder machine programmed for destruction? Congratulations, you’re Murderbot. Come for the pew-pew space battles, stay for the most relatable A.I. You’ll read this century. I’m usually alone in my head, and that’s where 90 plus percent of my problems are.
When Murderbot’s human associates (not friends, never friends) are captured and another not-friend from its past requires urgent assistance, Murderbot must choose between inertia and drastic action. Drastic action it is, then. At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
12. Artificial Condition: The Murderbot Diaries
Author: by Martha Wells
Tordotcom (May 8, 2018)
May 8, 2018
A USA Today bestsellerThe “I love Murderbot!” Ann LeckieArtificial Condition is the follow-up to Martha Wells’s Hugo, Nebula, Alex, and Locus Award-winning, New York Times bestselling All Systems RedIt has a dark pastone in which a number of humans were killed.
A past that caused it to christen itself Murderbot. But it has only vague memories of the massacre that spawned that title, and it wants to know more. Teaming up with a Research Transport vessel named ART (you don’t want to know what the A stands for), Murderbot heads to the mining facility where it went rogue.
What it discovers will forever change the way it thinksAt the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
13. Three-Body Problem Boxed Set: (The Three-Body Problem, The Dark Forest, Death's End) (The Three-Body Problem Series)
Author: by Cixin Liu
Soon to be a Netflix Original Series! The Three-Body Problem Boxed Set contains all three volumes of Hugo Award-winning author Cixin Liu’s bestselling science fiction trilogy-The Three-Body Problem, The Dark Forest, and Death’s End-translated by Ken Liu. A secret military group sends signals into space in hopes of establishing contact with aliens – and succeeds.
Picking up their signal is an alien civilization on the brink of destruction who now readies to invade Earth. News of the coming invasion divides humanity like never before. Some want to help the superior beings take over a world they see as corrupt.
Others prepare to fight the invasion at all cost. The Three Body Problem trilogy is a ground-breaking saga of enormous scope and vision. The War of the Worlds for the twenty-first century … Packed with a sense of wonder. The Wall Street Journal A meditation on technology, progress, morality, extinction, and knowledge that doubles as a cosmos- in-the-balance thriller.NPR
14. Rogue Protocol: The Murderbot Diaries
Author: by Martha Wells
Tordotcom (August 7, 2018)
August 7, 2018
Rogue Protocol is the third entry in Martha Wells’s Hugo, Nebula, Alex, and Locus Award-winning, New York Times and USA Today bestselling series, The Murderbot Diaries. Starring a human-like android who keeps getting sucked back into adventure after adventure, though it just wants to be left alone, away from humanity and small talk.
Who knew being a heartless killing machine would present so many moral dilemmas? Sci-fi’s favorite antisocial A.I. Is back on a mission. The case against the too-big-to-fail GrayCris Corporation is floundering, and more importantly, authorities are beginning to ask more questions about where Dr. Mensah’s SecUnit is.
And Murderbot would rather those questions went away. For good.”I love Murderbot!”-New York Times bestselling author Ann Leckie Murderbot Diaries#1 All Systems Red#2 Artificial Condition#3 Rogue Protocol#4 Exit StrategyAt the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
15. Exit Strategy: The Murderbot Diaries
Author: by Martha Wells
October 2, 2018
Martha Wells’s Hugo, Nebula, Alex, and Locus Award-winning, New York Times and USA Today bestselling series, The Murderbot Diaries, comes to a thrilling conclusion in Exit Strategy. Murderbot wasn’t programmed to care. So, its decision to help the only human who ever showed it respect must be a system glitch, right?
Having traveled the width of the galaxy to unearth details of its own murderous transgressions, as well as those of the GrayCris Corporation, Murderbot is heading home to help Dr. Mensahits former owner (protector?Friend? Submit evidence that could prevent GrayCris from destroying more colonists in its never-ending quest for profit.
But who’s going to believe a SecUnit gone rogue? And what will become of it when it’s caught?”I love Murderbot!” Ann LeckieThe Murderbot Diaries#1 All Systems Red#2 Artificial Condition#3 Rogue Protocol#4 Exit StrategyAt the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
16. Ready Player One: The global bestseller and now a major Steven Spielberg movie
Author: by Ernest Cline
August 18, 2011
PRE-ORDER NOW – READY PLAYER TWO: THE SEQUEL_THE BOOK BEHIND THE MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY STEVEN SPIELBERGNow available for the first time in a beautiful hardback edition, perfect for hardcore fans and collectorsA world at stake. A quest for the ultimate prize.Are you ready?
It’s the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place.We’re out of oil. We’ve wrecked the climate. Famine, poverty, and disease are widespread. Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes this depressing reality by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia where you can be anything you want to be, where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets.
And like most of humanity, Wade is obsessed by the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this alternate reality: OASIS founder James Halliday, who dies with no heir, has promised that control of the OASIS – and his massive fortune – will go to the person who can solve the riddles he has left scattered throughout his creation.