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See below for a selection of the latest books from Science fiction category. Presented with a red border are the Science fiction books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Science fiction books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Glow

Glow

Author: Tim Jordan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/02/2021

After the Nova-Insanity shattered Earth's civilization, the Genes and Fullerenes Corporation promised to bring humanity back from the brink. Many years later, various factions have formed, challenging their savior and vying for a share of power and control. Glow follows the lives of three very different beings, all wrestling mental instability in various forms; Rex - a confused junkie battling multiple voices in his head; Ellayna - living on an orbital satellite station and struggling with paranoia; and Jett - a virtually unstoppable robotic assassin, questioning his purpose of creation. All of them are inextricably linked through the capricious and volatile Glow; an all-controlling nano-tech drug that has the ability to live on through multiple hosts, cutting and pasting memories and personas in each new victim. Who will survive and who will perish in this tech-crazed world where nothing truly seems impossible...? File Under: Science Fiction [ Hivemind | One More Fix | No Escape | Run Like Hell ]

Winter's Orbit

Winter's Orbit

Author: Everina Maxwell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2021

ANCILLARY JUSTICE MEETS GIDEON THE NINTH IN EVERINA MAXWELL'S EXCITING DEBUT While the Iskat Empire has long dominated the system through treaties and political alliances, several planets, including Thea, have begun to chafe under Iskat's rule. When tragedy befalls Imperial Prince Taam, his Thean widower, Jainan, is rushed into an arranged marriage with the disreputable Kiem, in a bid to keep the rising hostilities between the two worlds under control. But when it comes to light that Prince Taam's death may not have been an accident, and that Jainan himself may be a suspect, the unlikely pair must overcome their misgivings and learn to trust one another as they navigate the perils of the Iskat court, try to solve a murder, and prevent an interplanetary war...

The Sunken Land Begins to Rise Again

The Sunken Land Begins to Rise Again

Author: M. John Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2021

Shaw had a breakdown, but he's getting himself back together. He has a single room, a job on a decaying London barge, and an on-off affair with a doctor's daughter called Victoria, who claims to have seen her first corpse at age thirteen. It's not ideal, but it's a life. Or it would be if Shaw hadn't got himself involved in a conspiracy theory that, on dark nights by the river, seems less and less theoretical... Meanwhile, Victoria is up in the Midlands, renovating her dead mother's house, trying to make new friends. But what, exactly, happened to her mother? Why has the local waitress disappeared into a shallow pool in a field behind the house? And why is the town so obsessed with that old Victorian morality tale, The Water Babies? As Shaw and Victoria struggle to maintain their relationship, the sunken lands are rising up again, unnoticed in the shadows around them.

New Horizons

New Horizons

Author: Various Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2021

The citizens of Karachi wake up and discover the sea missing from their shores, the last Parsi on Earth must escape to other worlds when debt collectors come knocking, and a family visiting a Partition-themed park gets more entertainment than they bargained for. These stories and others showcase the epic scope of science fiction from the South Asian subcontinent. Offering a fresh perspective on our hyper-global, often alienating and always paranoid world, New Horizons brings together tales of masterful imagination where humanity and love may triumph yet.

Doctor Who: The Kairos Ring

Doctor Who: The Kairos Ring

Author: Stephen Gallagher Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 04/02/2021

Steven Pacey reads a brand new original adventure for the Doctor's former companion, Romana. Residing on the threshold of E-Space with the Tharil Laszlo, Romana is on the trail of a terrible enemy. Allies of the enslaved, the duo ride the Time Winds in search of the desperate Sluagh. Meanwhile, on a bloody American Civil War battlefield, young soldier Joshua is haunted by spectres: pale, vicious-looking aliens who prey upon the dead to raise an army of living corpses. With the fabled Kairos Ring they can carve portals into other dimensions - and, by accident, Joshua is blown through one of them. United with Romana and Laszlo against the dreadful Sluagh, Joshua finds himself catapulted into a strange new world of learning. But one secret is waiting to catch up with him... Stephen Gallagher, who wrote Romana's final Doctor Who TV story, Warriors' Gate, now reveals her exciting adventures Beyond the Doctor.

The Hidden Girl and Other Stories

The Hidden Girl and Other Stories

Author: Ken Liu Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2021

From the title story's fantastical inter-dimensional assassins to the steampunk dystopia of Grey Rabbit, Crimson Mare, Coal Leopard burrowing through the ruins of a civilisation destroyed by a plague, from Black Mirror-esque tales of blockchain cryptography ( Byzantine Empathy ) and Internet trolling ( Thoughts and Prayers ) to a three-story hard-SF arc about artificial intelligence and the singularity ( The Gods Will Not Be Chained , The Gods Will Not Be Slain and The Gods Have Not Died In Vain ), here are 17 interlinking visions that explore what it is to be human, and what it is like to abandon or transcend that. This collection confirms Ken Liu, author of the astonishing and multi-award winning The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories, as one of speculative fiction's greatest short story writers. Contents include: Ghost Days, Maxwell's Demon,The Reborn, Thoughts and Prayers, Byzantine Empathy, The Gods Will Not Be Chained, Staying Behind, Real Artists, The Gods Will Not Be Slain, Altogether Elsewhere Vast Herds of Reindeer, The Gods Have Not Died in Vain, Memories of My Mother, Dispatches from the Cradle: The Hermit - Forty-Eight Hours in the Sea of Massachusetts, Grey Rabbit, Crimson Mare, Coal Leopard, A Chase Beyond the Storms (an excerpt from The Veiled Throne, Book 3 of the Dandelion Dynasty), The Hidden Girl, Seven Birthdays, The Message, Cutting.

Purgatory Mount

Purgatory Mount

Author: Adam Roberts Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/02/2021

An interstellar craft is decelerating after its century-long voyage. Its destination is V538 Aurigae ?, a now-empty planet dominated by one gigantic megastructure, a conical mountain of such height that its summit is high above the atmosphere. The ship's crew of five hope to discover how the long-departed builders made such a colossal thing, and why: a space elevator? a temple? a work of art? Its resemblance to the mountain of purgatory lead the crew to call this world Dante. In our near future, the United States is falling apart. A neurotoxin has interfered with the memory function of many of the population, leaving them reliant on their phones as makeshift memory prostheses. But life goes on. For Ottoline Barragao, a regular kid juggling school and her friends and her beehives in the back garden, things are about to get very dangerous, chased across the north-east by competing groups, each willing to do whatever it takes to get inside Ottoline's private network and recover the secret inside. Purgatory Mount, Adam Roberts's first SF novel for three years, combines wry space opera and a fast-paced thriller in equal measure. It is a novel about memory and atonement, about exploration and passion, and like all of Roberts's novels it's not quite like anything else.

A Song for a New Day

A Song for a New Day

Author: Sarah Pinsker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2021

'In A Song for a New Day, liberty and creative endeavour are compromised by political and socioeconomic reality. Pinsker presents a frighteningly real near-future US [and] movingly charts Rosemary's coming-of-age story as her world and Luce's collide' Guardian BEFORE. Luce Cannon is on the road. Success is finally within her grasp: her songs are getting airtime; the venues she's playing are getting larger. But mass shootings, bombings and now a strange contagion are closing America down around her. The gig Luce plays tonight will turn out to be the last-ever rock show as the world's stadiums, arenas and concert halls go dark for good. AFTER. Rosemary is too young to remember the Before. She grew up, went to school and works in the virtual world of Hoodspace. Only a few weeks ago she was a customer service rep for Superwally, the corporate monolith of automated warehouses and drone deliveries that services almost every consumer need, but now she's about to do something she's never done before... she's going to take to the road, in the real world. Working for StageHoloLive, which controls what is left of the music industry, her job is to find new talent, search out the illegal backroom jams and bring musicians into the Hoodspace holographic limelight they deserve. But when Rosemary sees how the world could actually be, that won't be enough.

Doctor Who: The Savages

Doctor Who: The Savages

Author: Ian Stuart Black Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 04/02/2021

Peter Purves reads this gripping classic novelisation of a TV adventure featuring the First Doctor and his companions Steven and Dodo. Landing on a distant planet, the Doctor confidently announces to his companions that the TARDIS has brought them to an age of great advancement, peace and prosperity. The Doctor's calculations seem to be confirmed when the travellers are greeted by Jano and the Elders, who take them on a tour of their city - a haven of beauty, harmony and friendship, set in a wilderness inhabited by tribes of savages. But the security of the city is founded on one deadly and appalling secret. Soon the Doctor and his friends discover that is not only outside the city walls that savages dwell... Peter Purves, who played Steven in the BBC TV series, reads Ian Stuart Black's complete and unabridged novelisation, first published by Target Books in 1986. (P) 2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (c) 2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd Text (c) Ian Stuart Black 1986 Cover illustration by David McAllister Reading produced by Neil Gardner Recorded at Ladbroke Audio Ltd Sound design by Simon Power for Meon Productions - www.meonsound.com Executive producer: Michael Stevens

Charlie's Angels VS. The Bionic Woman

Charlie's Angels VS. The Bionic Woman

Author: Cameron DeOrdio, Soo Lee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/02/2021

When Charlie's Angels pick up an assignment to steal a dangerous patent and put it back in the hands of its mysterious inventor, they encounter their toughest counterspy yet: Jaime Sommers, The Bionic Woman. This new volume follows two of television's top teams after their programming run and into the 1980s. When the Office of Scientific Investigation is privatized and its patents sold off to the highest bidder, a military contractor looks to take an experimental drug to the battlefield. Will the Bionic Woman be able to protect the patent from the would-be thieves, or will the Angels prevail, mothballing the formula's military applications in favor of medical uses?

Not As Good As The Book

Not As Good As The Book

Author: Andy Tillison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2021

In 2008, Not As Good As The Book by Progressive Rock band the Tangent, was released. The limited edition of the double CD included a novella written by Andy Tillison, the band's vocalist, keyboard player and main songwriter, and illustrated by French graphic artist Antoine Ettori. It is a comedic science fiction tale in the grand tradition of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy with more than a few nods towards the progressive rock greats from the 1970s. The book has never been available as a stand-alone novel. Until now... Dave Jacob wakes up 88.000 years later than expected and on the wrong planet. Not only that, but he's soon to find out that the destruction of Planet Earth is actually his fault. Or at least partially. The other people involved died with the Earth and were collectively known as Yes. Join Dave as the technicians of the future (all descended from Professor Colin Pillinger, mastermind behind the Beagle 2 Mars probe) rebuild his brain using his memories to construct an image of life in the 20th and 21st centuries. Discover why everyone in the future has a cold, how the 1580s composer Frederic Chopin was influenced by Lieutenant Pigeon, how Johanne Sebastian Bach invented the synthesizer, what is really under that pyramid in the Louvre, and how XTC influenced Gentle Giant. The future, it seems, was not as good as the book...

God Emperor Of Dune

God Emperor Of Dune

Author: Frank Herbert Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2021