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    Double Star by Robert A. Heinlein

"Lorenzo the Great" -a down-and-out actor wasting the remainder of his life in bars, encounters a space-pilot who offers him a drink, before he knows what is going on, he is on Mars involved in a deep conspiracy with global consequences. He is given a mission where failure would not only mean his own death, it would almost certainly mean an all-out planetary war.

Year: 1956
Genre: Political SF

    The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein

A revolution on a lunar penal colony--aided by a self-aware supercomputer--provides the framework for a story of a diverse group of men and women grappling with the ever-changing definitions of humanity, technology, and free will--themes that resonate just as strongly today as they did when the novel was first published.

Year: 1966
Genre: Political SFScience Fiction

    Moving Mars by Greg Bear

The child of one of the oldest, most revered family-corporate units on colonized Mars, Casseia Majumdar has spent her entire life in the tunnels that run beneath the surface of her homeworld. As a young college student in 2171 she experiences a profound political awakening, and her embrace of radical activism only intensifies following a failed diplomatic mission to Earth. But it is a staggering scientific discovery by Martian physicist Charles Franklin that will ultimately reveal the depths of the perfidy of the “Terries,” forcing an imperiled civilization to alter forever the map of the universe.

Year: 1993
Genre: Hard SFPolitical SF

    Interface by Neal Stephenson and J. Frederick George

There's no way William A. Cozzano can lose the upcoming presidential election. He's a likable midwestern governor with one insidious advantage--an advantage provided by a shadowy group of backers. A biochip implanted in his head hardwires him to a computerized polling system. The mood of the electorate is channeled directly into his brain. Forget issues. Forget policy. Cozzano is more than the perfect candidate. He's a special effect.

Year: 1994
Genre: Political SF

    Shadow of the Hegemon by Orson Scott Card

The War is over, won by Ender Wiggin and his team of brilliant child-warriors. The children of the Battle School are more than heroes; they are potential weapons that can bring power to the countries that control them. One by one, all of Ender's Dragon Army are kidnapped. Only Bean escapes; and he turns for help to Ender's brother Peter. Peter Wiggin, Ender's older brother, has already been manipulating the politics of Earth from behind the scenes. With Bean's help, he will eventually rule the world.

Year: 2001
Genre: Political SF

    Shadow Puppets by Orson Scott Card

Earth and its society have been changed irrevocably in the aftermath of Ender Wiggin's victory over the Formics. Nations are rising again, seeking territory and influence, and most of all, seeking to control the skills and loyalty of the children from the Battle School. But one person has a better idea. Peter Wiggin, Ender's older, more ruthless, brother, sees that any hope for the future of Earth lies in restoring a sense of unity and purpose. With Bean at his side, the two will reshape our future.

Year: 2002
Genre: Political SF

    The Peripheral by William Gibson

Flynne Fisher lives down a country road, in a rural America where jobs are scarce, unless you count illegal drug manufacture, which she's trying to avoid. Her brother Burton lives on money from the Veterans Administration, for neurological damage suffered in the Marines' elite Haptic Recon unit. Flynne earns what she can by assembling product at the local 3D printshop. She made more as a combat scout in an online game, playing for a rich man, but she's had to let the shooter games go.

Year: 2014
Genre: Hard SFPolitical SF




Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

1956Double Star by Robert A. Heinlein Political SF, Mars, Moon
1966The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein Political SF, Science Fiction
1993Moving Mars by Greg Bear Hard SF, Political SF, Quantum Logic, Mars
1994Interface by Neal Stephenson Political SF
2001Shadow of the Hegemon by Orson Scott Card Political SF, Shadow Saga
2002Shadow Puppets by Orson Scott Card Political SF, Shadow Saga
2014The Peripheral by William Gibson Hard SF, Political SF, Jackpot Trilogy





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