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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!

Honourbound

Honourbound

Author: Rachel Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

Uncompromising and fierce, Commissar Severina Raine has always served the Imperium with the utmost distinction but only by embracing her duty and staying true to her belief in the Imperium and the commissar's creed can she hope to survive this crucible, but even then will that be enough? Uncompromising and fierce, Commissar Severina Raine has always served the Imperium with the utmost distinction. Attached to the Eleventh Antari Rifles, she instills order and courage in the face of utter horror. The Chaos cult, the Sighted, have swept throughout the Bale Stars and a shadow has fallen across its benighted worlds. A great campaign led by the vaunted hero Lord-General Militant Alar Serek is underway to free the system from tyranny and enslavement but the price of victory must be paid in blood. But what secrets do the Sighted harbour, secrets that might cast a light onto Raine's own troubled past? Only by embracing her duty and staying true to her belief in the Imperium and the commissar's creed can she hope to survive this crucible, but even then will that be enough?

Galaxy's Edge Black Spire

Galaxy's Edge Black Spire

Author: Delilah S. Dawson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

Walk the ancient streets, meet the colorful characters, and uncover the secret history of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, the upcoming expansion to the Disney Parks experience! After devastating losses at the hands of the First Order, General Leia Organa has dispatched her agents across the galaxy in search of allies, sanctuary, and firepower-and her top spy, Vi Moradi, may have just found all three, on a secluded world at the galaxy's edge. A planet of lush forests, precarious mountains, and towering, petrified trees, Batuu is on the furthest possible frontier of the galactic map, the last settled world before the mysterious expanse of Wild Space. The rogues, smugglers, and adventurers who eke out a living on the largest settlement on the planet, Black Spire Outpost, are here to avoid prying eyes and unnecessary complications. Vi, a Resistance spy on the run from the First Order, is hardly a welcome guest. And when a shuttle full of stormtroopers lands in her wake, determined to root her out, she has no idea where to find help. To survive, Vi will have to seek out the good-hearted heroes hiding in a world that redefines scum and villainy. With the help of a traitorous trooper and her acerbic droid, she begins to gather a colorful band of outcasts and misfits, and embarks on a mission to spark the fire of resistance on Batuu-before the First Order snuffs it out entirely.

Spaceside

Spaceside

Author: Michael Mammay Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

From the author of Planetside, a Best Book of 2018 (Library Journal) A military legend is caught in the web between alien intrigue and human subterfuge... Following his mission on Cappa, Colonel Carl Butler returns to a mixed reception. To some he is a do-or-die war hero. To the other half of the galaxy he's a pariah. Forced into retirement, he has resettled on Talca Four where he's now Deputy VP of Corporate Security, protecting a high-tech military company on the corporate battlefield-at least, that's what the job description says. Really, he's just there to impress clients and investors. It's all relatively low risk-until he's entrusted with new orders. A breach of a competitor's computer network has Butler's superiors feeling every bit as vulnerable. They need Butler to find who did it, how, and why no one's taken credit for the ingenious attack. As accustomed as Butler is to the reality of wargames-virtual and otherwise-this one screams something louder than a simple hack. Because no sooner does he start digging when his first contact is murdered, the death somehow kept secret from the media. As a prime suspect, he can't shake the sensation he's being watched...or finally succumbing to the stress of his past. Paranoid delusion or dangerous reality, Butler might be onto something much deeper than anyone imagined. But that's where Butler thrives. If he hasn't signed his own death warrant.

The End of the World Survivors Club

The End of the World Survivors Club

Author: Adrian J Walker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

In THE END OF THE WORLD RUNNING CLUB Edgar Hill ran 550 miles after an apocalypse to try and find his family. He had it easy. This is his wife's story. Beth Hill has survived the apocalypse with a baby and toddler in tow. And what's more she's done it alone - without her husband's help. He's never been any help. But when disaster strikes and someone steals her kids, she knows what she has to do. The new world might be very different: no government, no law, no infrastructure and a whole lot more ocean than there used to be. But one thing hasn't changed - the lengths a mother will go to save her family...

The Horus Heresy: The Buried Dagger

The Horus Heresy: The Buried Dagger

Author: James Swallow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

For long years, the Horus Heresy has ground on. Now, the Death Guard have been sent to begin the final battle. But Mortarion and his sons must face their gravest challenge first - for Nurgle has claimed them as his own, and he will not be denied... The skies darken over Terra as the final battle for the Throne looms ever closer... As the Traitor primarchs muster to the Warmaster's banner, it is Mortarion who is sent ahead as the vanguard of the Traitor forces. But as he and his warriors make way, they become lost in the warp and stricken by a terrible plague. Once thought of as unbreakable, the legendary Death Guard are brought to their knees. To save his Legion, Mortarion must strike a most terrible bargain that will damn his sons for eternity. Meanwhile, in the cloisters of Holy Terra, a plot is afoot to create sedition and carnage in advance of the Horus's armies. Taking matters into his own hands, Malcador the Sigillite seeks to put a stop to any insurrection but discovers a plot that he will need all of his cunning and battle-craft to overcome.

Terminal Overkill

Terminal Overkill

Author: Justin D Hill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

In the polluted, sprawling hive cities of Necromunda, life is short. From the decadent heights of the Spire to the murderous deeps of the Underhive, those on the climb must be bold and brutal, or face a violent end. When the barbarous Fettnir, Goliath overlord of the Chemfall Butchers, turns his attention to Escher territory, the result is nothing short of a massacre. Brielle of the Wild Hydras, escapes the slaughter and is cast into the deepest levels of the Underhive. Determined to avenge her family, Brielle vows that she will end those responsible, but to reach Fettnir and the bounty hunter who murdered her mother, she must first survive... and the darkness is full of horrors.

Time Shards - Shatter War

Time Shards - Shatter War

Author: Dana Fredsti, David Fitzgerald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2019

Time shatters into shards of the past, present, and future. A group of survivors dodges threats from across history to locate the source and repair the damage before it's too late. Earth's timeline has shattered in the Event, creating a frightening new world of prehistoric monsters, lost cultures and strange futuristic perils. A ragtag band of survivors from different points throughout history have joined Merlin, a mysterious figure who may be their only hope to save the world-if he is who he claims to be. When their 23rd century ship the Vanuatu is sabotaged by an unknown enemy and thrown far off its course, the team must solve a dangerous new mystery, even as they are split apart and fighting to survive in a war-torn Shard World...

Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire

Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire

Author: Delilah S. Dawson Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 03/09/2019

Cold Storage

Cold Storage

Author: David Koepp Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2019

The astonishing debut novel by the screenwriter of Jurassic Park: a wild and terrifying adventure about three strangers who must work together to contain a highly contagious, deadly organism. When Pentagon bioterror operative Roberto Diaz was sent to investigate a suspected biochemical attack, he found something far worse: a highly mutative organism capable of extinction-level destruction. He contained it and buried it in cold storage deep beneath a little-used military repository. Now, after decades of festering in a forgotten sub-basement, the specimen has found its way out and is on a lethal feeding frenzy. Only Diaz knows how to stop it. He races across the country to help two unwitting security guards -one an ex-con, the other a single mother. Over one harrowing night, the unlikely trio must figure out how to quarantine this horror again. All they have is luck, fearlessness, and a mordant sense of humour. Will that be enough to save all of humanity? PRAISE FOR COLD STORAGE `To be simultaneously terrifying and hilarious is a masterstroke few writers can pull off, but Koepp manages in this incredible fiction debut that calls to mind a beautiful hybrid of Michael Crichton and Carl Hiassen. Cold Storage is sheer thrillery goodness, and riotously entertaining' Blake Crouch, New York Times bestselling author of Dark Matter `A thrilling, funny, and unexpectedly moving joy ride' Scott Smith, New York Times bestselling author

Pierce Brown's Red Rising: Sons of Ares Vol. 2 Wrath

Pierce Brown's Red Rising: Sons of Ares Vol. 2 Wrath

Author: Pierce Brown, Rik Hoskin, Eli Powell Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2019

The world of Pierce Brown's Red Rising expands further in the next installment of the Sons of Ares storyline. Fitchner's quest for revenge continues as he and the other Sons of Ares seek out the Golds who have wronged his family. But actions come with repercussions and an elaborate game of cat and mouse is on. A battle of Gold versus Gold erupts further into more than acts of vengeance and becomes the seeds of a revolution.

The Absolute at Large

The Absolute at Large

Author: Karel Capek Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2019

Free World War, The How much impact can one man have on the future?

Free World War, The How much impact can one man have on the future?

Author: Matthew William Frend Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2019

In this feat of imaginative writing, Matthew Frend imagines a world in which the year is 2265 and Earth and its populace is a utopia, free-willed and contented, unlimited in its resources, with a past found in virtually accessible simulations. One such simulation is built around General George S. Patton's car accident in 1945. The simulation accesses an alternate world, where General Patton had not been killed and the U.S.S.R. spreads its tyranny throughout the post-war world. Patton's homeland will find itself embroiled in another war, where the power of individual sacrifice makes a last ditch effort against the corrupt totalitarian state...