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Best Space Horror Books Worth Your Attention

Our list of some of the best Space Horror books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. 2389 (A Space Horror) (2015)

Best Space Horror Books Worth Your Attention***Visit iainrobwright.com to get the Iain Rob Wright Starter Library (four best-selling books, hundreds of five star reviews) FOR FREE*** Grand Galaxies is the most expensive amusement park ever created, built on the surface of the moon. For a decade now, rich families and honeymooning couples have gone there to have the time of their lives and no one has ever returned disappointed… But communication with the moon has been lost. Someone needs to go up there and see what’s wrong. Commander ‘Boss’ Sharman is the man for the job, SABA’s most respected leader, but he might end up regretting his…
Author(s): Iain Rob Wright

2. Parasite (2016)

Best Space Horror Books Worth Your AttentionThey’re closer than you think… A guard discovers an unusual lifeform on her remote moon outpost. She disregards protocol to investigate it, with catastrophic consequences. The parasitic alien wears its victims’ skins and adopts their personalities. It’s a perfect disguise, and allows the creature to spread without being detected. By the time humanity realises it’s facing extinction, a third of its six hundred space stations have already gone dark. As the alien’s ruthless progress collapses communication networks, wipes out defences, and leaves hundreds of stations to fend for themselves,…
Author(s): Darcy Coates

3. Amish Vampires in Space (2014)

Best Space Horror Books Worth Your AttentionJebediah has a secret that will change his world forever and send his people into space.The Amish world of Alabaster calls upon an ancient promise to escape destruction. Then end up on a cargo ship bound for the stars.But they are not the only cargo on board. Some of it is alive…or used to be.Now, with vampires taking over and closing in on the Amish refugees, these simple believers must decide whether their faith depends upon their honored traditions or something even older. #1,208,718 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #3753 in Colonization Science…
Author(s): Kerry Nietz

4. The Great White Space (2013)

Best Space Horror Books Worth Your Attention“The best writer in the genre since H. P. Lovecraft.” – Los Angeles Herald-Examiner “Outstanding in the genre.” – August Derleth “In the same class as M.R. James and Algernon Blackwood.” – Michael and Mollie Hardwick “One of the last great traditionalists of English fiction.” – Colin Wilson Frederick Plowright, a well-known scientific photographer, is recruited by Professor Clark Ashton Scarsdale to accompany his research team in search of “The Great White Space,” described in ancient and arcane texts as a portal leading to the extremities of the universe. Plowright, Scarsdale, and the rest of…
Author(s): Basil Copper, Stephen Jones

5. Small Spaces (2019)

Best Space Horror Books Worth Your AttentionAfter suffering a tragic loss, eleven-year-old Ollie who only finds solace in books discovers a chilling ghost story about a girl named Beth, the two brothers who loved her, and a peculiar deal made with “the smiling man”–a sinister specter who grants your most tightly held wish, but only for the ultimate price.      Captivated by the tale, Ollie begins to wonder if the smiling man might be real when she stumbles upon the graves of the very people she’s been reading about on a school trip to a nearby farm. Then, later, when her school bus breaks down on the ride home, the strange bus…
Author(s): Katherine Arden

6. Dead Space: Martyr (Dead Space Series) (2010)

Best Space Horror Books Worth Your AttentionWhen geophysicist Michael Altman hears of the mysterious signal emitted from deep within the Chicxulub crater, he can not resist the lure of an undiscovered artifact. With his girlfriend Ada, he joins a team excavating the underwater crater, determined to find the source of the baffling message. The artifact, named “The Black Marker,” possesses a mysterious power. Close proximity to the stone causes strange occurrences: visions of the dead, vivid dreams, and violent murders. When Michael secretly obtains a small piece of the marker, he too begins to dream. The Black Marker has chosen him to hear his…
Author(s): Brian Evenson

7. Cannibal Nuns from Outer Space! (2019)

Best Space Horror Books Worth Your AttentionThe summer blockbuster book! Probably.With an encyclopaedic knowledge of cake, and exclusive access to the church’s stockpile of holy weapons, the Order of the Crimson Rosary are on the frontline in the eternal war between good and evil. Whether it’s repelling demonic possession, judging the authenticity of supposed miracles or having the final say on the colour of bunting at church fetes, the organisation's members sacrifice their own freedom to keep the world safe.Father Flynn, the top operative in the UK, has been responsible for a number of recent…
Author(s): Duncan P. Bradshaw

8. Dead Space: Catalyst (Dead Space Series) (2012)

Best Space Horror Books Worth Your AttentionTwo hundred and fifty years in the future, extinction threatens mankind. Tampering with dangerous technology from the Black Marker―an ancient alien artifact discovered on Earth eighty years earlier― Earthgov hopes to save humanity. But the Marker’s influence reanimates corpses into grotesque rampaging nightmares. Steeped in desperation, deceit, and hubris, the history of the Markers reveals our ominous future…. Brothers Istvan and Jensi grew up under the poorest dome on Vinduaga. Jensi has always looked after Istvan, who sometimes lashes out in sudden episodes…
Author(s): Brian Evenson

9. Four Color Fear: Forgotten Horror Comics Of The 1950s (2017)

Best Space Horror Books Worth Your AttentionIn the genre’s peak period (1951-1954), before it almost destroyed the comics industry, before the watchdog groups and Congress, over fifty horror titles appeared each month, and Four Color Fear collects the finest of these into a single robust and affordable volume. EC is the comic book company most fans associate with horror: therefore, for the average reader there remains unseen quite a batch of genuinely disturbing, compulsive, imaginative, at times even touching, horror stories presented from a variety of visions and perspectives, many of which at…
Author(s): Greg Sadowski, John Benson, et al.

10. Irwin Allen’s Lost in Space Volume 3: The Authorized Biography of a Classic Sci-Fi Series (2017)

Best Space Horror Books Worth Your AttentionLost 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. Included are hundreds of memos between creator/producer Irwin Allen and his staff; production schedules; budgets; fan letters; more than 500 rare behind-the-scene images in each volume; and the TV ratings…
Author(s): Marc Cushman , Mark Goddard, et al.

11. Irwin Allen’s Lost in Space, Volume One: The Authorized Biography of a Classic Sci-Fi Series (Volume 1) (2016)

Best Space Horror Books Worth Your AttentionLost in Space was the prime time weekly 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 book you’ll be whisked back in time to the production offices, writers’ conferences, and sound stages for the making of this iconic series. Included are hundreds of memos between Allen and his staff; production schedules; budgets; fan letters; more than 300 rare behind-the-scene images; and the TV ratings for every episode. Irwin Allen’s Lost In Space: The…
Author(s): Marc Cushman

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

Best Space Horror Books Worth Your AttentionLost 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. Included are hundreds of memos between creator/producer Irwin Allen and his staff; production schedules; budgets; fan letters; more than 500 rare behind-the-scene images in each volume; and the TV ratings for…
Author(s): Marc Cushman , Mark Alfred, et al.

Best Space Horror Books Worth Your Attention

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Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are truly chart-busters according to The New York Times, others are written 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 resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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