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24 Best Science Fiction Books

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Title: Seveneves

A writer of dazzling genius and imaginative vision, Neal Stephenson combines science, philosophy, technology, psychology, and literature in a magnificent work of speculative fiction that offers a portrait of a future that is both ...
Author(s): Neal Stephenson
ISBN 13: 9780062190376
Pages: 880
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Title: The Beast of Cretacea

But the ship's captain, Ahab, who lost his leg to the Great Terrafin years ago, is obsessed with hunting down the beast. The classic tale of Moby Dick as set in the future.
Author(s): Todd Strasser
ISBN 13: 9780763669010
Pages: 432
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Title: Radiance

For this is not our solar system, but one drawn from classic science fiction, in which all the planets are inhabited and we travel through space on beautiful rockets. Severin is a realist in a fantastic universe"--Dust jacket flap.
Author(s): Catherynne M. Valente
ISBN 13: 9780765335296
Pages: 432
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Title: The Water Knife

By the National Book Award-finalist author of The Windup Girl.
Author(s): Paolo Bacigalupi
ISBN 13: 9780385352871
Pages: 384
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Title: Lagoon

A star falls from the sky.
Author(s): Nnedi Okorafor
ISBN 13: 9781444762754
Pages: 320
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Title: The Mechanical (The Alchemy Wars)

y name is Jax. That is the name granted to me by my human masters. I am a slave. But I shall be free. Set in a world that might have been, of mechanical men and alchemical dreams, the new novel from Ian Tregillis confirms his place as one of the most original new voices in speculative fiction.
Author(s): Ian Tregillis
ISBN 13: 9780316248006
Pages: 480
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Title: Dark Intelligence: Transformation Book One

Will Spear finish his hunt before he himself becomes the hunted? Dark Intelligence is the explosive first novel in a brand new trilogy from military SF master Neal Asher and a new chapter in his epic Polity universe.
Author(s): Neal Asher
ISBN 13: 9781597808446
Pages: 410
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Title: Aurora

A major new novel from one of science fiction's most powerful voices, AURORA tells the incredible story of our first voyage beyond the solar system. Brilliantly imagined and beautifully told, it is the work of a writer at the height of his powers.
Author(s): Kim Stanley Robinson
ISBN 13: 9780356500485
Pages: 480
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Title: The IX

Snatched away from Earth at the moment of their deaths, transported to the far side of the galaxy, the soldiers from Earth think they have beaten the reaper.
Author(s): Andrew P. Weston
ISBN 13: 9780986414084
Pages: ooks#volumes"
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Title: Broken Dolls

Ella doesn't remember what it's like to be human - after all, she's lived as a doll for thirty years.
Author(s): Tyrolin Puxty
ISBN 13: 9781620079300
Pages: 176
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Title: Battlefront: Twilight Company (Star Wars)

Among the stars and across the vast expanses of space, the Galactic Civil War rages. On the battlefields of multiple worlds in the Mid Rim, legions of ruthless stormtroopersbent on crushing resistance to the Empire wherever it arisesare waging close and brutal combat against an armada of freedom fighters. In the streets and alleys of ravaged cities, the front-line forces of the Rebel Alliance are taking the fight to the enemy, pushing deeper into Imperial territory and grappling with the savage flesh-and-blood realities of war on the ground.
Author(s): Alexander Freed
ISBN 13: 9780345511218
Pages: 416
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Title: The Traitor Baru Cormorant

In Seth Dickinson's highly-anticipated debut The Traitor Baru Cormorant, a young woman from a conquered people tries to transform an empire in this richly imagined geopolitical fantasy.
Author(s): Seth Dickinson
ISBN 13: 9780765380722
Pages: 400
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Title: Gypsy

In the novella Gypsy a few visionary scientists, chosen and nurtured by an eccentric billionaire undertake humankind's most expansive adventure - a generations-long voyage to a distant planet.
Author(s): Carter Scholz
ISBN 13: 9781629631189
Pages: 160
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Title: Dark Orbit

From Nebula and Hugo Award–nominated Carolyn Ives Gilman comes Dark Orbit, a compelling novel featuring alien contact, mystery, and murder.
Author(s): Carolyn Ives Gilman
ISBN 13: 9780765336293
Pages: 304
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Title: Persona

“Blending celebrity and international diplomacy in a near-future Paris, Valentine crafts an intimate thriller than unmasks the players in the game.” —Publishers Weekly When Suyana, Face of the recently formed United Amazonia ...
Author(s): Genevieve Valentine
ISBN 13: 9781481425131
Pages: 336
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Title: Lightless

With deeply moving human drama, nail-biting suspenseand bold speculation informed by a degree in physicsC. A. Higgins spins a riveting science fiction debut guaranteed to catapult readers beyond their expectations. Serving aboard the Ananke, an experimental military spacecraft launched by the ruthless organization that rules Earth and its solar system, computer scientist Althea has established an intense emotional bondnot with any of her crewmates, but with the ships electronic systems, which speak more deeply to her analytical mind than human feelings do. But when a pair of fugitive terrorists gain access to the Ananke, Althea must draw upon her heart and soul for the strength to defend her beloved ship.
Author(s): C.A. Higgins
ISBN 13: 9780553394443
Pages: ooks#volumes
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Title: The Dark Forest

This is the motivation for the Wallfacer Project, a last-ditch defence that grants four individuals almost absolute power to design secret strategies, hidden through deceit and misdirection from Earth and Trisolaris alike.
Author(s): Cixin Liu
ISBN 13: 9780765377081
Pages: 512
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Title: Firefight

A sequel to Steelheart finds Newcago liberator David overwhelmed by questions that compel his journey to the flooded city of Babylon Restored, where he confronts a High Epic despot to discover important answers. Simultaneous eBook.
Author(s): Brandon Sanderson
ISBN 13: 9780385743587
Pages: 432
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Title: Golden Son

Golden Son continues the stunning saga of Darrow, a rebel forged by tragedy, battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom.
Author(s): Pierce Brown
ISBN 13: 9780345539816
Pages: 448
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Title: Ancillary Mercy

The stunning conclusion to the New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with Ancillary Justice, the only novel to win the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke Awards.
Author(s): Ann Leckie
ISBN 13: 9780316246682
Pages: 432
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Title: Nemesis Games

The fifth novel in James S.A. Corey's New York Times bestselling Expanse series.
Author(s): James S.A. Corey
ISBN 13: 9780316334716
Pages: 544
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Title: The Rebirths of Tao

Five years have passed since the events in The Deaths of Tao.
Author(s): Wesley Chu
ISBN 13: 9780857664303
Pages: 512
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Title: The Philosopher Kings

From acclaimed, award-winning author Jo Walton: Philosopher Kings, a tale of gods and humans, and the surprising things they have to learn from one another.
Author(s): Jo Walton
ISBN 13: 9780765332677
Pages: 352
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Title: Apex: Nexus Trilogy Book 3 (Nexus Arc)

Global unrest spreads through the US, China, and beyond. Secrets and lies set off shockwaves of anger, rippling from mind to mind. Riot police battle neurally-linked protestors. Armies are mobilized. Political orders fall. Nexus-driven revolution is in here.
Author(s): Ramez Naam
ISBN 13: 9780857664006
Pages: 608
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