Hard Science Fiction

Hard science fiction is a category of science fiction characterized by an emphasis on scientific or technical detail, or on scientific accuracy, or on both. It is characterized by rigorous attention to accurate detail in the natural sciences, especially physics, astrophysics, and chemistry, or on accurately depicting worlds that more advanced technology may make possible. Hard science fiction is driven more by ideas than characterization. Plausible science and technology are central to the plot.

New Releases Tagged "Hard Science Fiction"

Red Moon
The Singularity Trap
Red Moon
The Freeze-Frame Revolution
Strange Dogs (The Expanse, #6.5)
Not Alone
Yesterday's Kin
New Earth (The Grand Tour, #21)
Shadow of Victory (Honorverse: Saganami Island, #4)
Deep Time (Star Carrier #6)
The Medusa Chronicles
Firefall (Blindsight + Echopraxia) (Firefall #1-2)
Crux (Nexus, #2)

Popular Hard Science Fiction Books

The Martian
Red Mars (Mars Trilogy, #1)
Revelation Space (Revelation Space, #1)
Rendezvous with Rama (Rama, #1)
The Three-Body Problem (Remembrance of Earth’s Past #1)
Blindsight (Firefall, #1)
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Damn Sight, Good Space Opera
81 books — 55 voters
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le GuinThe Mote in God's Eye by Larry NivenThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas AdamsDragonsdawn by Anne McCaffreyA Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge
Intriguing Aliens
173 books — 84 voters

Steelheart by Brandon SandersonSuper Powereds by Drew  HayesFirefight by Brandon SandersonSuper Powereds by Drew  HayesSuper Powereds by Drew  Hayes
Super Powered Characters Worth Reading
136 books — 145 voters
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Ultimate Hard Science Fiction
73 books — 94 voters

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Star Force
17 books — 2 voters
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Awesome Technothrillers & Scifi
34 books — 7 voters

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