Science Fiction > Hard SF

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    Ringworld by Larry Niven

Four travelers come to the ringworld. . . Why did these disparate individuals come together? How could they possibly function together? And where, in the name of anything sane, were they headed?

Year: 1970
Genre: Hard SFScience Fiction

    Contact by Carl Sagan

The future is here...in an adventure of cosmic dimension. When a signal is discovered that seems to come from far beyond our solar system, a multinational team of scientists decides to find the source. What follows is an eye-opening journey out to the stars to the most awesome encounter in human history. Who--or what--is out there? Why are they watching us? And what do they want with us?

Year: 1985
Genre: Alien ContactHard SF

    Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

In reality, Hiro Protagonist delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo's CosoNostra Pizza Inc., but in the Metaverse he's a warrior prince. Plunging headlong into the enigma of a new computer virus that's striking down hackers everywhere, he races along the neon-lit streets on a search-and-destroy mission for the shadowy virtual villain threatening to bring about infocalypse.

Year: 1992
Genre: CyberpunkHard SFScience Fiction

    Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan

In the twenty-fifth century, humankind has spread throughout the galaxy, monitored by the watchful eye of the U.N. While divisions in race, religion, and class still exist, advances in technology have redefined life itself. Now, assuming one can afford the expensive procedure, a person's consciousness can be stored in a cortical stack at the base of the brain and easily downloaded into a new body (or "sleeve") making death nothing more than a minor blip on a screen.

Year: 2002
Genre: CyberpunkHard SFSF Detective

    Prey by Michael Crichton

In the Nevada desert, an experiment has gone horribly wrong. A cloud of nanoparticles--micro-robots--has escaped from the laboratory. This cloud is self-sustaining and self-reproducing. It is intelligent and learns from experience. For all practical purposes, it is alive. It has been programmed as a predator. And we are the prey.

Year: 2002
Genre: Hard SFNanotechnologyTechnological Thriller

 

 

Titles

Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

1925Ralph 124C 41+ by Hugo Gernsback Action & Adventure SF, Hard SF
1969Ubik by Philip K. Dick Hard SF
1970Ringworld by Larry Niven Hard SF, Science Fiction, Ringworld
1977In the Ocean of Night by Gregory Benford Alien Contact, Hard SF, Space Exploration, Galactic Center Saga
1979Ringworld Engineers by Larry Niven Hard SF, Ringworld
1980Timescape by Gregory Benford Hard SF, Speculative, Time Travel
1982White Plague by Frank Herbert Hard SF, Virus Pandemic
1984Across the Sea of Suns by Gregory Benford Hard SF, Space Exploration, Galactic Center Saga
1985Blood Music by Greg Bear Cyberpunk, Hard SF
1985Contact by Carl Sagan Alien Contact, Hard SF
19872061: Odyssey Three by Arthur C. Clarke Hard SF, Space Exploration, A Space Odyssey
1987Great Sky River by Gregory Benford Hard SF, Galactic Center Saga
1987The Forge of God by Greg Bear Apocalpyse, Hard SF
1988Eternity by Greg Bear Action & Adventure SF, Hard SF, The Way
1989Tides of Light by Gregory Benford Hard SF, Space Exploration, Galactic Center Saga
1990Heads by Greg Bear Hard SF, Quantum Logic
1990Queen of Angels by Greg Bear Hard SF, Near Future, Technological Thriller, Quantum Logic
1992Anvil of Stars by Greg Bear Action & Adventure SF, Hard SF
1992Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson Hard SF, Mars Trilogy, Mars
1992Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson Cyberpunk, Hard SF, Science Fiction
1993Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson Action & Adventure SF, Hard SF, Mars Trilogy, Mars
1993Moving Mars by Greg Bear Hard SF, Political SF, Quantum Logic, Mars
1994Furious Gulf by Gregory Benford Hard SF, Galactic Center Saga
1995Legacy by Greg Bear Action & Adventure SF, Hard SF, The Way
1996Children of the Mind by Orson Scott Card Hard SF, Enders Quartet
1996Sailing Bright Eternity by Gregory Benford Hard SF, Galactic Center Saga
1996The Ringworld Throne by Larry Niven Hard SF, Ringworld
19973001 the Final Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke Hard SF, Space Exploration, A Space Odyssey
1999Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson Hard SF, Technological Thriller, Espionage, WWII: European Theater
1999Darwin's Radio by Greg Bear Hard SF, Virus Pandemic
1999The Martian Race by Gregory Benford Hard SF, Adventures of Victor & Julia, Mars
2000Eater by Gregory Benford Hard SF
2002Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan Cyberpunk, Hard SF, SF Detective, Takeshi Kovacs
2002Prey by Michael Crichton Hard SF, Technological Thriller, Nanotechnology
2003Darwin's Children by Greg Bear Hard SF
2004Market Forces by Richard K. Morgan Hard SF
2004Ringworld's Children by Larry Niven Hard SF, Ringworld
2005The Sunborn by Gregory Benford Hard SF, Space Exploration, Adventures of Victor & Julia, Mars
2005Woken Furies by Richard K. Morgan Hard SF, Takeshi Kovacs
2007Sixty Days and Counting by Kim Stanley Robinson Eco-Disaster, Hard SF, Near Future, Political Thriller, Science in the Capital
20122312 by Kim Stanley Robinson Action & Adventure SF, Hard SF, Space Opera
2012Bowl of Heaven and Shipstar by Gregory Benford Hard SF
2014The Peripheral by William Gibson Hard SF, Political SF, Jackpot Trilogy
2016The Swarm by Orson Scott Card Hard SF, Military SF, Formic Wars
2017For We Are Many by Dennis E. Taylor Alien Contact, Hard SF, Bobiverse
2020Attack Surface by Cory Doctorow Hard SF, Technological Thriller
2020Glorious by Gregory Benford Alien Contact, Hard SF
2020The Hive by Orson Scott Card Hard SF, Military SF, Formic Wars

 

 

 


 

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