Hard SF

Hard SF novels

Kim Stanley Robinson, 2312 (2012)
James S.A. Corey, The Butcher of Anderson Station (unread) (2011), Leviathan Wakes (2011), Caliban’s War (unread) (2012), Gods of Risk (unread) (2012), Abaddon’s Gate (unread) (2013), Cibola Burn (unread) (2014)
Paolo Bacigalupi, The Windup Girl (2009)
Robert J. Sawyer, Wake (2009), Watch (2010), Wonder (2011) (WWW trilogy)
Cory Doctorow, Little Brother (2008)
Charles Stross, Accelerando (2005)
Charles Stross, Glasshouse (2006)
Vernor Vinge, Rainbows End (2006)
Robert J. Sawyer, Hominids (2002), Humans (2003), Hybrids (2003) (The Neanderthal Parallax)
Gregory Benford, The Martian Race (1999), The Sunborn (unread) (2007) (Adventures of Viktor & Julia)
Neal Stephenson, Cryptonomicon (1999)
Bruce Sterling, Holy Fire (1996)
Neal Stephenson, The Diamond Age (1995)
Neal Stephenson, Zodiac (1995)
John Barnes, Mother of Storms (1994)
Bruce Sterling, Heavy Weather (1994)
Nancy Kress, Beggars in Spain (1993), Beggars and Choosers (1994), Beggars Ride (1996) (The Sleepless)
Neal Stephenson, Snow Crash (1992)
Vernor Vinge, A Fire Upon the Deep (1992)
David Brin, Earth (1990)
Greg Bear, Queen of Angels (1990), Heads (unread) (1990), Moving Mars (1993), Slant (unread) (1997), (Queen of Angels)
Bruce Sterling and William Gibson, The Difference Engine (1990)
Bruce Sterling, Islands in the Net (1988)
Joan Slonczewski, A Door Into Ocean (1986), Daughter of Elysium (unread) (1993), The Children Star (unread) (1998), (unread) Brain Plague (2000) (Elysium Cycle
Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game (1985) (The Ender series)
Greg Bear, Blood Music (1985)
William Gibson, Neuromancer (1984), Count Zero (1986), Mona Lisa Overdrive (1988) (Sprawl)
Vernor Vinge, The Peace War (1984), Marooned in Realtime (1986) (Across Realtime)
Jack L. Chalker, Spirits of Flux and Anchor (1984), Empires of Flux and Anchor (1984), Masters of Flux and Anchor (1985), The Birth of Flux and Anchor (1985), Children of Flux and Anchor (1986) (Soul Rider)
David Gerrold, A Matter for Men (1983), A Day for Damnation (1985), A Rage for Revenge (1989), and A Season for Slaughter (1993) (The War Against the Chtorr)
C. J. Cherryh, Downbelow Station (1982)
Rudy Rucker, Software (1982), Wetware (1988), Freeware (1997), Realware (2000) (The Ware Tetralogy)
John Varley, Titan (1979), Wizard (1980), Demon (1984) (Titan Gaea Trilogy)
Larry Niven, A World Out of Time (unread) (1976), The Integral Trees (1984), The Smoke Ring (1987)
Jerry Pournelle and Larry Niven, The Mote in God’s Eye (1975), The Gripping Hand (1993) (Moties)
John Brunner, The Sheep Look Up (1972)
Larry Niven, Ringworld (1970)
John Brunner, Stand on Zanzibar (1968)
Hal Clement, Mission of Gravity (1954)
Frederik Pohl and Cyril M. Kornbluth, The Space Merchants (1953), Frederik Pohl The Merchant’s War (1984)

Space hard SF novels
Peter Watts, Blindsight (2008)
Ben Bova, The Precipice (2001), The Rock Rats (2002), The Silent War (unread) (2004), The Aftermath (2007) (The Asteroid Wars)
Ben Bova, Moonrise (1996), Moonwar (1998) (Moonbase Saga)
Ben Bova, Mars (1994), Return to Mars (1999)
William Hartmann, Mars Underground (1997)
Kim Stanley Robinson, Red Mars (1993), Green Mars (1994), Blue Mars (1996)
John M. Ford, Growing Up Weightless (1993)
Charles Sheffield, Cold as Ice (1992), The Ganymede Club (1995), Dark as Day (2002) (Cold as Ice)
John Varley, (unread) The Ophiuchi Hotline (1979), Steel Beach (1992), (unread) The Golden Globe (1998)
Bruce Sterling, Schismatrix (1985)
Robert L. Forward, Flight of the Dragonfly (1984), Return to Rocheworld (unread) (1993), Marooned on Eden (unread) (2000), Ocean Under the Ice (unread) (2000), Rescued from Paradise (unread) (1995) (Rocheworld)
James P. Hogan, Code of the Lifemaker (1983)
Joan Vinge, The Outcasts of Heaven Belt (1978), Legacy (1980) (Heaven Chronicles)
Gregory Benford, In the Ocean of Night (1977) (Galactic Center Saga)
Arthur C. Clarke, Rendezvous with Rama (1972)
Robert Heinlein, The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress (1966)
Robert Heinlein, Have Space Suit—Will Travel (1958)

Suggested (unread)
Up Against It by M.J. Locke (2012)
The Quantum Thief (2010) by Hannu Rajaniemi
Bruce Sterling, The Caryatids (2009)
Hurricane Moon (2007) by Alexis Glynn Latner
River of Gods (India 2047 #1) by Ian McDonald (2006)
Alastair Reynolds, Pushing Ice (2005)
Building Harlequin’s Moon (2005) by Larry Niven and Brenda Cooper
Shadows Of Medusa by Brian Enke (2004)
Everyone in Silico by Jim Munroe (2002)
Robert Zubrin, First Landing (2001)
Neal Asher, Gridlinked (2001) (Ian Cormac series)
Wil McCarthy, The Collapsium (2000) (The Queendom of Sol #1)
Geoffrey A Landis, A Walk in the Sun (1998), Mars Crossing (2000)
Starfish (1999) (Rifters, #1) by Peter Watts
Michael F. Flynn, Firestar (1996), Rogue Star (1998), Lodestar (2000), Falling Stars (2001) (Firestar series)
Voyage (1996) by Stephen Baxter
Linda Nagata, The Bohr Maker (1995), Tech-Heaven (1995), Deception Well (1997), Vast (1998) (The Nanotech Succession)
The Color of Distance by Amy Thomson (1995)
Synners by Pat Cardigan (1991)
Orbital Resonance (1990) (Century Next Door #1) by John Barnes
Cyteen by C. J. Cherryh (1988)
Lilith’s Brood by Octavia E. Butler (Xenogenesis trilogy) (1987–89)
A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick (1977)
Tau Zero by Poul Anderson (1970)
Neutron Star (1968) by Larry Niven
Solaris by Stanislaw Lem (1961)

Sheffield, Charles, Borderlands of Science (2000)
Stine, G. Harry, Living in Space: A Handbook for Work & Exploration Beyond the Earth’s Atmosphere. (1997)
Mullane, R. Mike, Do Your Ears Pop In Space and 500 Other Surprising Questions About Space Travel (1997)
Robert Zubrin and Richard Wagner, The Case for Mars: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must (1996)
Schmidt, S. and Zubrin, R. editors (1996) Islands in the Sky – Bold New Ideas for Colonizing Space
Mallove, Eugene F., and Matloff, Gregory L., The Starflight Handbook: A Pioneer’s Guide to Interstellar Travel (1989)
T. A. Heppenheimer, Colonies in Space (1977) (online)
Gerard K. O’Neil, The High Frontier: Human Colonies in Space (1976)

Extrasolar Planets Encyclopedia
Planet Quest
The Planetary Society’s Catalog of Exoplanets.
3-D starmaps, Winchell Chung’s Project Rho
overview of orbital mechanics
Colonizing Outer Space: Human Expansion in the Space Age
Astrosynthesis StarGen
Space Settlements

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