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BEST Space Fantasy Books Reviewed & Ranked

There are countless Space Fantasy courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

Stargate Atlantis: Brimstone: SGA-15 (2010)

 BEST Space Fantasy Books Reviewed & RankedThe Stargate Atlantis team discover a city on a moon that’s about to plunge into its own sun. But the city which looked as if it had been abandoned turns out to be inhabited by descendants of the Ancients who have fallen into decadence and debauchery. Faced with a dissolute society disinterested in their own fate and unable to escape, the team must fight their way free before being plunged into a fiery death.
Author(s): David Niall Wilson, Patricia Lee Macomber

Refugee (2000)

 BEST Space Fantasy Books Reviewed & RankedThis is the first in the series BIO OF A SPACE TYRANT, featuring the stages in the life of Hope Hubris, the Tyrant of Jupiter, and his beloved sister Spirit.
Author(s): Piers Anthony

Toxic Memes (Transhuman Space) (2004)

 BEST Space Fantasy Books Reviewed & RankedMemetics – the science of analyzing, engineering, and manipulating ideas. Memeticists know how to get into your head for power, money, and religion. Or, just for the fun of it! Transhuman Space: Toxic Memes explores the world of cults, conspiracies, urban legends, myths, and fads rooted at the end of the 21st century, and features new characters, templates, campaign ideas, and adventure seeds.
Author(s): Jamais Cascio

Bad Luck Charlie: The Dragon Mage Book 1 (2019)

 BEST Space Fantasy Books Reviewed & RankedIt was looking like Lady Luck had quite a grudge against him. In fact, at this point merely crashing the multi-billion-dollar ship he had helped design would have felt like winning the lottery compared to his current dilemma. If only he were so lucky.Things had started off all right––that is, until a freak wormhole unexpectedly swallowed his ship, leaving him stranded on an unknown planet far, far from home.
Author(s): Scott Baron

Irwin Allen’s Lost in Space: The Authorized Biography of a Classic Sci-Fi Series, Volume 2 (2016)

 BEST Space Fantasy Books Reviewed & RankedLost in Space was the first prime time weekly television series to take viewers into outer space’s strange new alien worlds – something the networks believed impossible on a TV budget and schedule. In this exciting new book series, you are whisked back in time to the production offices, writers’ conferences, and sound stages for the making of this iconic series.
Author(s): Marc Cushman , Mark Alfred, et al.

The Named (Guardians of Time) (2005)

 BEST Space Fantasy Books Reviewed & RankedEthan lives a secret life as a Guardian of the Named. Under the guidance of Arkarian, his mentor, and with the help of Isabel, his unlikely but highly capable apprentice, Ethan has become a valued member of this other-worldly corps. As the only defense against the evil Order of Chaos, the Named travel through time to prevent the Order from altering history and thereby gaining power in the present and the future.
Author(s): Marianne Curley

Her Dark Legion: A Paranormal Space Fantasy (Messenger Chronicles) (2019)

 BEST Space Fantasy Books Reviewed & RankedEledan's nightmare has been unleashed upon the worlds and with Oberon gone, only the messenger crew stand in its way. Kellee, Talen, Sirius, Sota, and Kesh. Together, they are stronger, but there are forces on Faerie who do not want the worlds saved, forces that would see the Messenger and her crew torn apart.Queen to Faerie's new king, Messenger and more to the saru, lover to some and a weapon to others, but who is Kesh Lasota really? A guiding light or an unwitting puppet?
Author(s): Pippa DaCosta

Supers: Rise Up (2019)

 BEST Space Fantasy Books Reviewed & RankedA superpowered battle. A crumbling colony. The fate of millions at stake. Out on his own as a space surveyor, Major Corbin sleeps under the stars and calls his own shots. As a one-man operation without powers on a space colony with power-abusing supers, this is the life.Nothing lasts forever.The chance discovery of a mysterious substance changes everything when he gains superpowers—and learns that it’s the key to saving the colony from an evil nobody but him knows is coming.The kicker?
Author(s): Charles Case, Justin Sloan

The New Space Opera (2008)

 BEST Space Fantasy Books Reviewed & RankedAn anthology of epic interstellar adventures from dazzling stars in the SF universe:Kage Baker Stephen BaxterGregory BenfordTony DanielGreg EganPeter F. HamiltonGwyneth JonesJames Patrick KellyNancy KressKen Macleod Paul J.
Author(s): Gardner Dozois, Jonathan Strahan

Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Slaves Of The Republic (2009)

 BEST Space Fantasy Books Reviewed & RankedAnakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi discover a dastardly plot by Count Dooku – to enslave the entire city of Kiros and its Togruta population! Along with Padawan Ahsoka Tano – a Togruta herself – Anakin and Obi-Wan accept a mission to liberate the droid-occupied city. But the Togruta have disappeared! Our Jedi’s search for the missing citizens leads them to a place in the galaxy where pirates and slavers reign. They must find the Togruta before Count Dooku can carry out his master plan!
Author(s): Henry Gilroy , Scott Hepburn, et al.

Best Space Fantasy Books Reviewed & Ranked

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some space fantasy books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Fantastic Cities: American Urban Spaces in Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror

Author(s): Stefan Rabitsch, Michael Fuchs, and Stefan L. Brandt
ID: 3250754, Publisher: University Press of Mississippi, Year: 2022, Size: 23 Mb, Format: pdf

The Complete Magitech Chronicles: Books 1-7 in the Epic Space Fantasy Saga

Author(s): Chris Fox
ID: 2574596, Publisher: Chris Fox Writes LLC., Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

Women's Space: Essays on Female Characters in the 21st Century Science Fiction Western

Author(s): Melanie A. Marotta
ID: 3408488, Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, Year: 2020, Size: 4 Mb, Format: epub

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