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Koush

Astrobiologist fluffy boi
Hey, folks!

I've recently started delving into science fiction books and quickly fell in love with the genre <3 However, I do not know many good titles, and my thirst is far from quenched hahaha
SO, I would love sharing my recommendations and getting to know some from you. I usually prefer hard sci-fi, but all suggestions are welcome!

I will try to keep this post updated with all the titles and probably a link to the book's Good Reads page, so people can take a look if interested.


THE LIST~

  1. Claws and Starships
  2. Her Instruments series (4 volumes)
  3. Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos saga, 4 volumes)
  4. Project Hail Mary
  5. Red Rising (Red Rising Saga, 7 volumes)
  6. The Three-Body Problem (Remembrance of Earth's Past Series, 3 volumes)
  7. We Are Legion (We Are Bob) (Bobiverse series, 4 volumes)



My recommendations:

Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos saga, 4 volumes)
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On the world called Hyperion, beyond the law of the Hegemony of Man, there waits the creature called the Shrike. There are those who worship it. There are those who fear it. And there are those who have vowed to destroy it. In the Valley of the Time Tombs, where huge, brooding structures move backward through time, the Shrike waits for them all. On the eve of Armageddon, with the entire galaxy at war, seven pilgrims set forth on a final voyage to Hyperion seeking the answers to the unsolved riddles of their lives. Each carries a desperate hope—and a terrible secret. And one may hold the fate of humanity in his hands. (from goodreads)

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The Three-Body Problem (Remembrance of Earth's Past Series, 3 volumes)
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Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion. (goodreads)

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We Are Legion (We Are Bob) (Bobiverse series, 4 volumes)
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Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street.
Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets. The stakes are high: no less than the first claim to entire worlds. If he declines the honor, he'll be switched off, and they'll try again with someone else. If he accepts, he becomes a prime target. There are at least three other countries trying to get their own probes launched first, and they play dirty.
The safest place for Bob is in space, heading away from Earth at top speed. Or so he thinks. Because the universe is full of nasties, and trespassers make them mad - very mad. (goodreads)
 
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Turbid_Cyno

Not So New Member
If you're looking for "Furry Sci-FI" check out The Furry Future Anthology, or most works by M.C.A. Hogarth, which involve genetically engineered human-animal hybrids fleeing earth and creating their own sort of Federation (The Prince's Game series is a bit of a WTF IMO, but thankfully she made a summary of the series in order to bypass this and still get the main plot for the rest of the series)

Her world-building and character interaction is phenomenal IMO. I Think the Stardancer series or Her Instruments series and Claws and Starships would be best for most starting out. Although I think some of the stuff in Claws and Starships might be slightly amended/retconned.
 

Yastreb

Well-Known Member
When it comes to hardness of sci-fi it's hard to beat Andy Weir. I recently read his latest book "Project Hail Mary" and I think it was absolutely great. The main character wakes up with amnesia in a spaceship far from home and has no idea who, where or why he is. Gradually he starts to remember things. An alien microbe is threatening Earth by making the Sun dimmer and he is on a mission to find a way to stop it. Amesiac hero might be a cliche but there's a good justification for it in the book. There are two intertwined storylines, the ongoing space mission and the past events which the main character remembers bit by bit. Both storylines are full of surprises and plot twists, there are always problems that come in the way and get solved using SCIENCE! I can't tell much more without spoilers but if you like very hard sci-fi that goes into extreme detail about all the juicy science and technology then I can't recommend this enough. Or anything by Andy Weir really.
 
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