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Science Fiction We Can't Stop Thinking About

From space opera to epistolary romances—our absolute favorite sci-fi novels to read and reread.

Gideon the Ninth

Locked Tomb: Book #1

By: Tamsyn Muir
Narrated by: Moira Quirk
Length: 16 hours 49 minutes

Gideon the Ninth is an epic science fantasy that if delivered into the hands of enough people will set the world on fire as it hasn’t been since The Hunger Games. Brilliance doesn’t come close to explaining Tamsyn Muir’s narrative where no single word is wasted or her engineering of a world with characters that end up belonging to you... Read more

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The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

Wayfarers: Book #1

By: Becky Chambers
Narrated by: Rachel Dulude
Length: 14 hours 23 minutes

“This is the funnest, tenderest, most lovable space romp you’ll ever take. There’s a fun plot but the real reason to read this book is the crew of the Wayfarer. Fair warning: You’ll want to follow them anywhere! With inter-species romance, plenty of pronouns, and space-age wisdom, this book made us feel more tender to our own young species of... Read more

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Station Eternity

The Midsolar Murders: Book #1

By: Mur Lafferty
Narrated by: Sarah Mollo-Christensen
Length: 15 hours 32 minutes

“In the not-so-distant future, Mallory is one of only three humans living on the closest space station to earth. She’s there because wherever she goes, a human is murdered and only she can solve the mystery. Where there are no humans, there will be no murders. Until a ship carrying the first load of humans from earth arrives and chaos explodes.... Read more

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All Systems Red

Murderbot Diaries: Book #1

By: Martha Wells
Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
Length: 3 hours 17 minutes

All Systems Red is the first tense science fiction adventure novella in Martha Wells' series The Murderbot Diaries. For fans of Westworld and Ex Machina. All Systems Red by Martha Wells begins The Murderbot Diaries, a new science fiction action and adventure series that tackles questions of the ethics of sentient robotics. It appeals to fans of... Read more

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A Memory Called Empire

Teixcalaan: Book #1

By: Arkady Martine
Narrated by: Amy Landon
Length: 15 hours 36 minutes

Winner of the 2020 Hugo Award for Best Novel
A Locus, and Nebula Award nominee for 2019
A Best Book of 2019: Library Journal, Polygon, Den of Geek

An NPR Favorite Book of 2019
A Guardian Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Book of 2019 and “Not the Booker Prize” Nominee
A Goodreads Biggest SFF Book of 2019 and Goodreads Choice Awards Nominee


"A Memory...
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This Is How You Lose The Time War

By: Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone
Narrated by: Cynthia Farrell & Emily Woo Zeller
Length: 4 hours 15 minutes

“Such an interesting futuristic story! The battle of Red versus Blue - tech vs. garden - through time was a fun trip to read. I especially enjoyed how the main characters by fighting each other grew to love each other. It was also super nice to read a sci-fi book that isn't 1,000 pages long and still have enough detail that you aren't lost in the... Read more

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Ancillary Justice

Imperial Radch: Book #1

By: Ann Leckie
Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
Length: 12 hours 41 minutes

“Read by Adjoa Andoh, the audiobook rendition of Ann Leckie's fantastic scifi novel brings the world and characters to life. Read more

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Winter's Orbit

The Resolution Universe

By: Everina Maxwell
Narrated by: Raphael Corkhill
Length: 15 hours 24 minutes

"Narrator Raphael Corkhill deftly navigates a range of situations and voices in this novel, a blend of romance, mystery, and space opera...A satisfying love story with plenty of political machinations, this audiobook will please fans of romance and sci-fi alike." -- AudioFile Magazine

Ancillary Justice
meets Red, White & Royal Blue in...
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The Ministry for the Future

A Novel

By: Kim Stanley Robinson
Narrated by: Jennifer Fitzgerald, Fajer Al-Kaisi, Ramon de Ocampo, Gary Bennett, Raphael Corkhill, Barrie Kreinik, Natasha Soudek, Nikki Massoud, Joniece Abbott Pratt, Inés del Castillo & Vikas Adam
Length: 20 hours 42 minutes

From legendary science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson comes a remarkable vision of climate change over the coming decades. 

The Ministry for the Future is a masterpiece of the imagination, using fictional eyewitness accounts to tell the story of how climate change will affect us all. Its setting is not a desolate, postapocalyptic world, but... Read more

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Bluebird

By: Ciel Pierlot
Narrated by: Stephanie Cannon
Length: 14 hours 4 minutes

**SHORTLISTED for the COMPTON CROOK AWARD, 2023**

Lesbian gunslinger fights spies in space!


Three factions vie for control of the galaxy. Rig, a gunslinging, thieving, rebel with a cause, doesn’t give a damn about them and she hasn’t looked back since abandoning her faction three years ago. 
 
That is, until her former faction sends her a message:... Read more

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Some Desperate Glory

By: Emily Tesh
Narrated by: Sena Bryer
Length: 15 hours 56 minutes

"Sena Bryer delivers a cinematic performance of Tesh's exhilarating space opera. Bryer's full-bodied characterizations--gruff Mags, Kyr's quietly rage-filled squadmates, and a sweetly naïve but powerful alien named Yiso--are so skilled that listeners may wonder if this is a full-cast production. Complete with time slips, a reality-warping... Read more

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Translation State

By: Ann Leckie
Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
Length: 12 hours 3 minutes

“If you’re looking for sci-fi with incredible characters and intricate world-building, look no farther than Translation State. Set in the Ancillary universe, this novel gives readers a deep-dive into the world of the Presger aliens and an understanding of the wider political landscape behind the treaty that precariously keeps the peace between... Read more

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Battle of the Linguist Mages

By: Scotto Moore
Narrated by: Justis Bolding
Length: 17 hours 14 minutes

Maybe you can help me stop sparklegeddon!
In modern-day Los Angeles, a shadowy faction led by the governor of California develops the arcane art of combat linguistics, planting the seeds of a future totalitarian empire.
Isobel is the queen of the medieval rave–themed VR game Sparkle Dungeon. Her prowess in the game makes her an ideal candidate to... Read more

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A Psalm for the Wild-Built

Monk & Robot: Book #1

By: Becky Chambers
Narrated by: Em Grosland
Length: 4 hours 8 minutes

“Imagine a world with many, many cups of tea. Doesn’t this world sound amazing? Doesn’t it calm you just to think of it? Sibling Dex makes people tea as a way of life, but they are still struggling to find meaning in the world. Just when they think they’re about to figure it out by seeking out the supposedly-extinct cricket song, they stumble... Read more

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The Archive Undying

The Downworld Sequence: Book #1

By: Emma Mieko Candon
Narrated by: Yung-I Chang
Length: 16 hours 28 minutes

War machines and AI gods run amok in The Archive Undying, national bestseller Emma Mieko Candon's bold entry into the world of mecha fiction.

WHEN AN AI DIES, ITS CITY DIES WITH IT
WHEN A CITY FALLS, IT LEAVES A CORPSE BEHIND
WHEN THAT CORPSE RUNS OFF, ONLY DEVOTION CAN BRING IT BACK

When the robotic god of Khuon Mo went mad, it destroyed... Read more

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The Three-Body Problem

The Three-Body Problem Series: Book #1

By: Cixin Liu
Narrated by: Luke Daniels
Length: 13 hours 25 minutes

The inspiration for the Netflix series 3 Body Problem!

WINNER OF THE HUGO AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL

Over 1 million copies sold in North America

“A mind-bending epic.”The New York Times • “War of the Worlds for the 21st century.”The Wall Street Journal • “Fascinating.”TIME • “Extraordinary.”The New Yorker • “Wildly imaginative.”—Barack Obama •... Read more

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Polaris Rising

A Novel

The Consortium Rebellion: Book #1

By: Jessie Mihalik
Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
Length: 12 hours 41 minutes

A space princess on the run and a notorious outlaw soldier become unlikely allies in this imaginative, sexy space opera adventure—the first in an exciting science fiction trilogy.

In the far distant future, the universe is officially ruled by the Royal Consortium, but the High Councillors, the heads of the three High Houses, wield the true power.... Read more

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