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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!

Quantum Messenger

Quantum Messenger

Author: Caitlin Lynagh Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/11/2020

Lion El'Jonson: Lord of the First

Lion El'Jonson: Lord of the First

Author: David Guymer Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2020

Three Kings

Three Kings

Author: George R.R. Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/10/2020

The return of the famous shared-world superhero books created and edited by George R. R. Martin, author of A Song of Ice and Fire. For decades, George R.R. Martin - bestselling author of A Song of Ice and Fire - has collaborated with an ever-shifting ensemble of science fiction and fantasy icons to create the amazing Wild Cards universe. In the aftermath of World War II, the Earth's population was devastated by an alien virus. Those who survived were changed forever. Some, known as jokers, were cursed with bizarre mental and physical mutations; others, granted superhuman abilities, became the lucky few known as aces. Queen Margaret, who came to the English throne after the death of her sister Elizabeth, now lies on her death-bed. Summoning the joker ace Alan Turing, she urges him to seek the true heir: Elizabeth's lost son. He was rumoured to have died as a baby but, having been born a joker, was sent into hiding. Margaret dies and her elder son Henry becomes king and at once declares he wants to make England an 'Anglo-Saxon country' and suggests jokers be sent 'to the moon'. Dangerous tensions begin to tear the country apart. The Twisted Fists - an organization of jokers led by the Green Man - are becoming more militant. And Babh, goddess of war, sees opportunities to sow strife and reap blood... This marvellous mosaic novel, featuring the talents of Mary Anne Mohanraj, Peter Newman, Peadar O Guilin, Melinda M. Snodgrass and Caroline Spector, follows KNAVES OVER QUEENS - the first ever Wild Cards novel set in the UK.

The Chimera Code

The Chimera Code

Author: Wayne Santos Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/10/2020

Everything's for hire - even magic. If you need something done, Cloke's one of the best; a mercenary with some unusual talents and an attitude to match. But when she's hired by a virtual construct to destroy the other copies of himself, and the down payment is a new magical skill, she knows this job is going to be a league harder than anything she's ever done.

Dead Lies Dreaming

Dead Lies Dreaming

Author: Charles Stross Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2020

In a world where magic has gone mainstream, a policewoman and a group of petty criminals are pulled into a heist to find a forbidden book of spells that should never be opened. A new adventure begins in the world of the Laundry Files. Dead Lies Dreaming presents a nightmarish vision of a Britain sliding unknowingly towards occult cataclysm . . .

Strange Lands Short Stories

Strange Lands Short Stories

Author: Linda Dryden Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2020

Strange lands in fiction stretch from deep below the earth, to the outer reaches of space. This incredible new collection combines the talents of a new generation of writers with classic and ancient storytellers: from H.G. Wells to Edgar Allan Poe, Daniel Defoe to Jules Verne. Find here too the Land of the Lotus Eaters from Homer's Odyssey and the mad horrors of H.P. Lovecraft, the utopian fantasies of Samuel Butler and, from Hans Christian Andersen an early fantasy about visiting the moon. 'Strange Lands' is fabulous collection of enduring and brand new tales. The Flame Tree Gothic Fantasy, Classic Stories and Epic Tales collections bring together the entire range of myth, folklore and modern short fiction. Highlighting the roots of suspense, supernatural, science fiction and mystery stories the books in Flame Tree Collections series are beautifully presented, perfect as a gift and offer a lifetime of reading pleasure.

Charlie's Angels VS. The Bionic Woman

Charlie's Angels VS. The Bionic Woman

Author: Cameron DeOrdio, Soo Lee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2020

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?

Syn & Salvation

Syn & Salvation

Author: Beth Kander Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2020

To Lose the Earth

To Lose the Earth

Author: Kirsten Beyer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2020

The long-awaited follow-up to Voyager: Architects of Infinity from the New York Times bestselling author and cocreator of Star Trek: Picard! As the crew of the Full Circle fleet works to determine the fate of their lost ship, the Galen, a struggle for survival begins at the far edge of the galaxy. New revelations about Species 001, the race that built the biodomes that first drew the fleet to investigate planet DK-1116, force Admiral Kathryn Janeway to risk everything to learn the truth.

The Evidence

The Evidence

Author: Christopher Priest Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2020

Todd Fremde is an author, a writer of police procedurals and criminal mysteries. Invited to the remote island of Dearth, far across the Dream Archipelago, to talk at a conference, he finds himself caught up in a series of mysteries. How can Dearth claim to be completely crime-free, yet still have an armed police force? Why are they so keen for him to appear, but so dismissive when he arrives? Is his sense of time confused, or is something confusing happening to time itself? And how does this all connect with a murder committed on his home island, ten years before, and seemingly forgotten? Fremde's investigation and research will lead him to some dangerous conclusions...

Zoey Punches the Future in the Dick

Zoey Punches the Future in the Dick

Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/10/2020

New York Times bestselling author David Wong's Zoey Punches the Future in the Dick is the latest and greatest sci-fi thriler in the Zoey Ashe Series. Nightmarish villains with superhuman enhancements. An all-seeing social network that tracks your every move. Mysterious, smooth-talking power players who lurk behind the scenes. A young woman suddenly in charge of the most decadent city in the world. And her very smelly cat. Zoey Ashe is like a fish so far out of water that it has achieved orbit. She finds herself struggling to establish rule over a sprawling empire while Tabula Ra$a's rogue's gallery of larger-than-life crime bosses and corrupt plutocrats smell weakness. Tensions brew across the city. A steamer trunk-sized box arrives at Zoey's door, and she and her bodyguard Wu are shocked to find that it contains a disemboweled corpse, and even more shocked when that corpse, controlled by an unknown party, rises from the box and goes on a rampage through the house. After being subdued, it speaks in an electronic voice, accusing Zoey of being its murderer. Soon, it makes the same claim to the public at large, along with the promise of a cash reward for proof that Zoey and the Suits are behind the crime. Now Zoey is having doubts of her own: Is she 100% sure that someone on her team didn't do this? She also doesn't even have a complete list of what businesses she owns, or what exact laws her organization is still breaking. So what does she really know?

Greensmith

Greensmith

Author: Aliya Whiteley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/10/2020

Penelope Greensmith is a bio-librarian, responsible for a vast seed bank made possible by the mysterious Vice she inherited from her father. She lives a small, dedicated life until the day the mysterious and charming Horticulturalist arrives in her garden, asking to see her collection. He thinks it could hold the key to stopping a terrible plague sweeping the universe. Soon Penelope is whisked away on an intergalactic adventure by the Horticulturalist, seeing the vast and bizarre mysteries amongst the stars. But as this gentle woman searches for a way to save the universe, her daughter Lily is still on Earth, trying to track her down, trying to survive the terrible events unfolding there... Greensmith is a head-spinning, brain-expanding journey through the universe. Funny, and sometimes startlingly mournful, Greensmith proves that Aliya Whiteley is capable of producing stunning work in any genre. - Tim Major, author of Snakeskins and Hope Island