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Best Space Fiction Books That Will Hook You

Looking for the best Space Fiction books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.

Space: A Novel (2015)

 Best Space Fiction Books That Will Hook YouAlready a renowned chronicler of the epic events of world history, James A. Michener tackles the most ambitious subject of his career: space, the last great frontier. This astounding novel brings to life the dreams and daring of countless men and women—people like Stanley Mott, the engineer whose irrepressible drive for knowledge places him at the center of the American exploration effort; Norman Grant, the war hero and U.S.
Author(s): James A. Michener, Steve Berry

Ruins of the Galaxy: A Military Scifi Epic (2019)

 Best Space Fiction Books That Will Hook YouThe mission is simple. Escort an emissary to an intergalactic peace summit. Try not to get in the way. Lt. Magnus and his 79th Recon Team have certainly handled worse, after all. But when an explosion rocks the tower and sends everyone into a panic, Magnus and his asset find themselves cut off from the rest of the team.Worse still, a dying alien chieftain gives them a priceless drive of intel, marking them for death.The mission has officially changed.
Author(s): J.N. Chaney, Christopher Hopper

Quantum Space (Quantum Series) (2017)

 Best Space Fiction Books That Will Hook YouImagine and let your intellect soarHigh above the windswept plains of Kazakhstan, three astronauts on board a Russian Soyuz capsule begin their reentry. A strange shimmer in the atmosphere, a blinding flash of light, and the capsule vanishes in a blink as though it never existed.On the ground, evidence points to a catastrophic failure, but a communications facility halfway around the world picks up a transmission that could be one of the astronauts. Tragedy averted, or merely delayed?
Author(s): Douglas Phillips

Superdreadnought 1: A Military AI Space Opera (2018)

 Best Space Fiction Books That Will Hook YouAlone and unafraid. Sometimes you prevent war by hunting down your enemies.Integrated with a superdreadnought, the artificial intelligence known as Reynolds takes his ship across the universe in search of the elusive Kurtherians. He comes to a revelation. He’s better in the company of living creatures.He needs a crew. He needs information. And he needs to continue his search and destroy mission.Needing a crew and getting a crew are two completely different things.
Author(s): CH Gideon, Tim Marquitz , et al.

Pegasus in Space (2001)

 Best Space Fiction Books That Will Hook YouFor an overpopulated Earth whose resources are strained to the breaking point, there is only one place to look for relief: straight up. With the successful completion of the Padrugoi Space Station, humanity has at last achieved its first large-scale permanent presence in space. But there are those who, for motives of their own, want Padrugoi to fail.
Author(s): Anne McCaffrey

Flight of the Reaper: An Intergalactic Space Opera Adventure (The Last Reaper) (2019)

 Best Space Fiction Books That Will Hook YouThe fight has just begun.When Halek Cain and his wildly talented crew of runaways, rogue scientists, and rebel commandos arrive in system to save a ship of political refugees, they quickly realize things are not as they seem. The system is full of derelict ships from ancient battles. It’s a gold mine of history, resources, and old technology.But where did these ships come from?
Author(s): J.N. Chaney, Scott Moon

Spacers (2019)

 Best Space Fiction Books That Will Hook YouUsing a stabilized wormhole, humanity has colonized both sides of the galaxy. It’s both our greatest strength and our greatest weakness.That’s never been clearer than right now.Cue the return of the only other intelligent species humanity has ever met. Just as vicious as before.Scratch that. They’re more vicious.
Author(s): Scott Bartlett

The New Space Opera (2008)

 Best Space Fiction Books That Will Hook YouAn 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

Old Boy, Vol. 8 (2007)

 Best Space Fiction Books That Will Hook YouImprisoned without explanation for a decade by a wealthy former schoolmate, Goto now comes to the endgame against his tormentor. If Goto cannot uncover the secret behind the schoolyard grudge, he’ll earn his death and the death of the girl he loves – just as his adversary will accept death if Goto can unlock his memories and the meaning behind them. But there’s more to the game locked away in memories, and even the end of the game may not mean the end to the war!
Author(s): Garon Tsuchiya, Nobuaki Minegishi

Screening Space: The American Science Fiction Film (1997)

 Best Space Fiction Books That Will Hook YouThis text attempts to shape definitions of the American science fiction film, studying the connection between the films and social preconceptions. It covers many classic films and discusses their import, seeking to rescue the genre from the neglect of film theorists. The book should appeal to both film buff and fans of science fiction.
Author(s): Vivian Sobchack

Best Space Fiction Books That Will Hook You

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American Science Fiction Television and Space: Productions and (Re)configurations (1987-2021)

Author(s): Joel Hawkes, Alexander Christie, Tom Nienhuis
ID: 3679097, Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2023, Size: 6 Mb, Format: pdf

Passages through Enclosures and the Spacetime Continuum in English and American Science Fiction

Author(s): Iren Boyarkina
ID: 3261606, Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Year: 2022, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf

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

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are absolutely record-breakers according to USA Today, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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