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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.

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.
Author(s): Iain Rob Wright

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.
Author(s): Darcy Coates

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.
Author(s): Kerry Nietz

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.
Author(s): Basil Copper, Stephen Jones

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.
Author(s): Katherine Arden

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.
Author(s): Brian Evenson

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.
Author(s): Duncan P. Bradshaw

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.
Author(s): Brian Evenson

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.
Author(s): Greg Sadowski, John Benson, et al.

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.
Author(s): Marc Cushman , Mark Goddard, et al.

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.
Author(s): Marc Cushman

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.
Author(s): Marc Cushman , Mark Alfred, et al.

Best Space Horror Books Worth Your Attention

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 horror 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.

Screams Amongst The Stars: A Space Horror Role Playing Game

Author(s): Diogo Nogueira
ID: 2896717, Publisher: Gallant Knight Games, Year: 2021, Size: 11 Mb, Format: pdf

The Spaces and Places of Horror

Author(s): Francesco Pascuzzi (editor), Sandra Waters (editor)
ID: 2491706, Publisher: Vernon Press, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf

Dark Space, Horror in a Realm of Softech and Sorcery

Author(s): Monte Cook
ID: 2616083, Publisher: ePubLibre, Year: 1990, Size: 4 Mb, Format: epub

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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