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Books for Hard SF Readers

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This isn’t a list of every hard SF book, or strictly only hard SF.  It’s meant to be a list of books hard SF readers may feel are above average, without being too frighteningly long.  Of course, people’s tastes and interests vary.  The list gives the year if a book won a Nebula, Hugo, John W. Campbell, Philip K Dick or Arthur C Clarke award, plus the rating (from 1 to 5) it got at Amazon.com.

Author

Title

Nebula

Hugo

Campbell

Dick

Clarke

Amazon

Notes

Author

Title

Nebula

Hugo

Campbell

Dick

Clarke

Amazon

Notes

Abbott, Edwin

Flatland

0

0

0

0

0

4.5

math, dimensions

Aldiss, Brian W.

Galactic Empires

0

0

0

0

0

5

short stories

Aldiss, Brian W.

Helliconia Spring

0

0

1983

0

0

3.5

binary system; societies in extreme climates

Anderson, Poul

Brain Wave

0

0

0

0

0

4.5

jump in intelligence & its effects

Anderson, Poul

Genesis

0

0

2001

0

0

3.5

far future, AI, uploaded consciousness

Anderson, Poul

Harvest Of Stars

0

0

0

0

0

4

uploaded mind; social systems; libertarianism

Anderson, Poul

High Crusade, The

0

0

0

0

0

4.5

clash of cultures

Anderson, Poul

Satan’s World

0

0

0

0

0

4.5

mysterious, forbidden planet

Anderson, Poul

Starfarers

0

0

1999

0

0

3

interstellar travel, aliens, millenia-long trip

Anderson, Poul

Tau Zero

0

0

0

0

0

4.5

interstellar exploration; relativity

Anthony, Patricia

Cradle Of Splendor

0

0

0

0

0

2.5

politics, intrigue, space flight

Anzetti, Toni

Typhon’s Children

0

0

0

0

0

4.5

interstellar colonization; biosciences

Asaro, Catherine

Sunrise Alley

0

0

0

0

0

4

biology, AI, ethics, mystery

Asher, Neal

Skinner, The

0

0

0

0

0

5

dangerous planet, evil aliens

Asimov, Isaac

Caves Of Steel

0

0

0

0

0

4.5

robots, mystery

Asimov, Isaac

Foundation (trilogy)

0

0

0

0

0

4.5

math; galactic civilization

Asimov, Isaac

Foundation’s Edge

0

1983

0

0

0

4

galactic civilization

Asimov, Isaac

Gods Themselves, The

1972

1973

0

0

0

4

physics, energy

Asimov, Isaac

Naked Sun, The

0

0

0

0

0

4.5

robots, mystery

Asimov, Isaac

Nightfall And Other Stories

0

0

0

0

0

4

short stories

Ballard, J. G.

Drought, The

0

0

0

0

0

5

Ecological disaster

Ballard, J. G.

Unlimited Dream Company, The

0

0

1980

0

0

5

on the mystical side

Banks, Iain M.

Consider Phlebas

0

0

0

0

0

4

Culture series

Banks, Iain M.

Excession

0

0

0

0

0

4

spatial anomaly, AI; Culture series

Banks, Iain M.

Look To Windward

0

0

0

0

0

4.5

Culture series

Banks, Iain M.

Player Of Games, The

0

0

0

0

0

4.5

compare far future leisure society & one like ours

Banks, Iain M.

Use Of Weapons

0

0

0

0

0

4.5

The Culture’s Special Circumstances unit

Barnes, John

Armies Of Memory, The

0

0

0

0

0

4.5

galactic civilization, spies, virtual reality

Barnes, John

Mother Of Storms

0

0

0

0

0

3.5

Eco / climate disaster

Barton, William

Dark Sky Legion

0

0

0

0

0

4.5

galactic civilization, aliens

Barton, William

Transmigration Of Souls

0

0

0

0

0

5

future Earth, alien tech, shape-shifters

Barton, William

When Heaven Fell

0

0

0

0

0

5

mercenaries working for aliens ruling galaxy

Baxter, Stephen

Evolution

0

0

0

0

0

4.5

evolution from mammal to human & beyond

Baxter, Stephen

Exultant

0

0

0

0

0

3.5

Destiny’s Children book 2; military

Baxter, Stephen

Manifold: Time

0

0

0

0

0

3.5

quantum physics

Baxter, Stephen

Time Ships, The

0

0

1996

1997

0

4

time travel

Baxter, Stephen

Vacuum Diagrams

0

0

0

2000

0

4

quantum physics; astrophysics

Bayley, Barrington

Fall Of Chronopolis, The

0

0

0

0

0

5

time travel; military

Bayley, Barrington

Zen Gun, The

0

0

0

0

0

5

physics; crazy being w/ universe’s greatest weapon

Bear, Greg

Blood Music

0

0

1986

0

0

4

nanotech

Bear, Greg

Darwin’s Radio

2000

0

2000

0

0

3.5

“junk DNA”; evolution

Bear, Greg

Eon

0

0

0

0

0

4

hollowed asteroid orbits Earth; genetics

Bear, Greg

Eternity

0

0

0

0

0

3.5

sequel to Eon

Bear, Greg

Forge Of God, The

0

0

0

0

0

4

end-of-world/invasion

Bear, Greg

Moving Mars

1994

0

1994

0

0

4

political revolution & science on Mars

Bear, Greg

Queen Of Angels

0

0

1991

0

0

4

future LA murders; genetic mod.; psychology

Bear, Greg

Slant

0

0

1998

0

0

3.5

sequel to Queen Of Angles; nanotech

Benford, Gregory

Artifact

0

0

0

0

0

2.5

alien artifact, scientific investigation

Benford, Gregory

Cosm

0

0

0

0

0

3.5

physics, micro-universe

Benford, Gregory

Tides Of Light

0

0

0

0

0

4.5

Galactic Center series; physics

Benford, Gregory

Timescape

1980

0

1981

0

0

3

physics, time travel, evironmental crisis

Bester, Alfred

Computer Connection, The

0

0

0

0

0

4.5

politics, super computer running infrastructure

Bester, Alfred

Demolished Man, The

0

1953

0

0

0

4.5

murder; telepathy

Bester, Alfred

Stars My Destination, The

0

0

0

0

0

4.5

a space Count Of Monte Cristo; aka Tiger Tiger

Blish, James

A Case Of Conscience

0

1959

0

0

0

4

alien contact; crisis of faith

Blish, James

They Shall Have Stars

0

0

0

0

0

genetics

Bova, Ben

THX 1138

0

0

0

0

0

future dystopia

Bradbury, Ray

Martian Chronicles, The

0

0

0

0

0

4

Mars

Brin, David

Earth

0

0

0

0

0

4

environment, world war, society

Brin, David

Kiln People

0

0

2003

0

0

4

copying people

Brin, David

Postman, The

0

0

1986

0

0

4

post-WWIII search for hope

Brin, David

Startide Rising

1983

1984

0

0

0

4

dolphins, chimps; galactic civilization

Brin, David

Uplift War, The

0

1988

0

0

0

4

galactic civilization, humans, chimps & dolphins

Brunner, John

Sheep Look Up, The

0

0

0

0

0

4.5

pollution crisis

Brunner, John

Shockwave Rider

0

0

0

0

0

4.5

corporate control; sort of cyberpunk / hacker

Brunner, John

Stand On Zanzibar

0

1969

0

0

0

4.5

overpopulation

Capoblanco, Michael

Burster

0

0

0

0

0

4

space exploration, fate of Earth

Card, Orson Scott

Ender’s Game

1985

1986

0

0

0

4.5

interstellar conflict, war gaming

Card, Orson, Scott

Speaker For The Dead

1986

1987

1987

0

0

4.5

interstellar colonies & alien conflict; society

Chiang, Ted

Stories of Your Life and Others

0

0

0

0

0

4.5

short stories

Clarke, Arthur C.

2001

0

0

0

0

0

4.5

influences on human evolution; AI; space

Clarke, Arthur C.

Childhood’s End

0

0

0

0

0

4.5

aliens guide human development

Clarke, Arthur C.

Fountains Of Paradise, The

1979

1980

0

0

0

4.5

space, tech advance; religion

Clarke, Arthur C.

Rendezvous With Rama

1973

1974

1974

0

0

4.5

huge alien space ark; scientific investigation

Clement, Hal

Essential Hal Clement, The: Vol 1

0

0

0

0

0

4.5

anthology; hard SF

Clement, Hal

Heavy Planet

0

0

0

0

0

Mission Of Gravity & Mesklin stories; physics

Cramer, John

Einstein’s Bridge

0

0

0

0

0

4

physics; first contact

Cramer, John

Twistor

0

0

0

0

0

4

physics, alternate universe; corporate greed

Dick, Philip K.

A Scanner Darkly

0

0

1978

0

0

5

future California, drugs, changing identities

Dick, Philip K.

Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep

0

0

0

0

0

4

androids, machine intelligence

Dick, Philip K.

Flow My Tears The Policeman Said

0

0

1975

0

0

4

amnesia

Dick, Philip K.

Man In The High Castle, The

0

1963

0

0

0

5

alternative history; post-WWII

DiFilippo, Paul

Ribofunk

0

0

0

0

0

4

biotech

Egan, Greg

Axiomatic

0

0

0

0

0

4.5

stories

Egan, Greg

Diaspora

0

0

0

0

0

4

uploaded consciousness, interstellar, multiverse

Egan, Greg

Permutation City

0

0

1995

0

0

4

computers, uploaded consciousness, virtual reality

Egan, Greg

Quarantine

0

0

0

0

0

4

solar system isolated from universe

Egan, Greg

Schild’s Ladder

0

0

0

0

0

3.5

meddling with the substructure of universe

Flynn, Michael

Eifelheim

0

0

0

0

0

5

aliens crash in 14th century Germany

Flynn, Michael

Falling Stars

0

0

0

0

0

4.5

asteroid threat

Flynn, Michael

Forest Of Time And Other�, The

0

0

0

0

0

5

stories

Forward, Robert L.

Rocheworld

0

0

0

0

0

4

interstellar light sail travel, aquatic aliens

Gibson, Wm & Sterling, B.

Difference Engine, The

0

0

1992

0

0

3

Babbage, alternative history, mystery

Gould, Steven

Helm

0

0

0

0

0

4

backward colony planet; helmet imparts knowledge

Gunn, James

Listeners, The

0

0

1973

0

0

4

First contact; recommended by Carl Sagan

Haldeman, Joe

Camouflage

2005

0

0

0

0

3.5

aliens, shape-shifters

Haldeman, Joe

Forever Peace

1998

1998

1998

0

0

3.5

remote-control warfare, brain-machine interface

Haldeman, Joe

Forever War, The

1975

1976

0

0

0

4.5

interstellar war, anti-war

Hamilton, Peter F.

Reality Dysfunction, The: Emergence

0

0

0

0

0

3.5

far future colonization

Heinlein, Robert A.

Double Star

0

1956

0

0

0

4.5

Mars, intrigue, Martians

Heinlein, Robert A.

Moon Is A Harsh Mistress, The

0

1967

0

0

0

4.5

Heinlein, Robert A.

Starship Troopers

0

1960

0

0

0

4.5

interstellar war, politics

Heinlein, Robert A.

Stranger In A Strange Land

0

1962

0

0

0

4

alien perspective, messiah

Herbert, Frank

Dune

1965

1966

0

0

0

4.5

intrigue, ecology, religion

Herbert, Frank

Helstrom’s Hive

0

0

0

0

0

4.5

genetic engineering, hive society people, horror

Hogan, James P.

Code Of The Lifemaker

0

0

0

0

0

3.5

intelligence arises in robots

Hogan, James P.

Genesis Machine

0

0

0

0

0

5

applied math; vast power

Hogan, James P.

Gentle Giants of Ganymede

0

0

0

0

0

4.5

aliens

Hogan, James P.

Immortality Option

0

0

0

0

0

3.5

sequel to Code Of The Lifemaker; robots; politics

Hogan, James P.

Inherit The Stars

0

0

0

0

0

5

50,000 year old corpse found on moon

Hogan, James P.

Two Faces Of Tomorrow

0

0

0

0

0

4.5

testing an AI to run much of the world

Hoyle, Fred

Black Cloud, The

0

0

0

0

0

4.5

AI

Huxley, Aldous

Brave New World

0

0

0

0

0

4

dystopia; bioengineering, mind control

Jones, Gwyneth

Bold As Love

0

0

0

0

2002

rock musicians take over crumbling UK

Jones, Gwyneth

Life

0

0

0

2005

0

3.5

life of woman scientist

Kelly, James Patrick

Burn

0

0

0

0

0

4.5

colony planet dedicated to low tech facing threat

Kelly, James Patrick

Strange But Not A Stranger

0

0

0

0

0

5

short stories

Kelly, James Patrick

Think Like A Dinosaur

0

0

0

0

0

4.5

short stories

Kelly, James Patrick

Wildlife

0

0

0

0

0

5

genetic engineering

Kress, Nancy

Beggars In Spain

0

0

1994

0

0

4

people modified to need no sleep

Kress, Nancy

Probability Space

0

0

2003

0

0

2.5

galactic; super weapon; aliens

Kress, Nancy

Probability Sun

0

0

2002

0

0

4

space adventure; aliens

Landis, Geoffrey

Mars Crossing

0

0

0

0

0

3.5

Mars; Nebula nominee

Landis, Geoffrey A.

Impact Parameters

0

0

0

0

0

5

short stories

Le Guin, Ursula K.

Dispossessed, The

1974

1975

1975

0

0

4.5

political; 2 different societies

Le Guin, Ursula K.

Left Hand Of Darkness, The

1969

1970

0

0

0

4

interstellar exploration, aliens, sexuality

Leinster, Murray

First Contacts

0

0

0

0

0

5

short stories

Leinster, Murray

Planets Of Adventure

0

0

0

0

0

5

“Forgotten Planet” & short stories; 1950s SF

Lem, Stanislaw

Futurological Congress, The

0

0

0

0

0

4.5

man frozen for future cure

Lem, Stanislaw

Solaris

0

0

0

0

0

4.5

interstellar exploration; alien life; memories

London, Jack

Scarlet Plague, The

0

0

0

0

0

4.5

plague kill most people and aftermath

MacLeod, Ken

Cassini Division, The

0

0

0

0

0

3.5

future society; intelligence singularity; intrigue

McAuley, Paul

Fairyland

0

0

1997

0

1996

4.5

artificial life, thinking

McAuley, Paul

Four Hundred Billion Stars

0

0

0

1989

0

interstellar exploration & conflict

McCarthy, Wil

Aggressor Six

0

0

0

0

0

4.5

military SF

McCarthy, Wil

Bloom

0

0

0

0

0

3.5

space habitats; nanotech threat

McCarthy, Wil

Collapsium, The

0

0

0

0

0

4

physics, tiny black hole transport, strange matter

McDevitt, Jack

Ancient Shores

0

0

0

0

0

4

mysterious artifacts & gateway

McDevitt, Jack

Engines Of God, The

0

0

0

0

0

4

interstellar archeology; “Hutch” book

McDevitt, Jack

Omega

0

0

2004

0

0

3.5

“Hutch” book; aliens

McDonald, Ian

Chaga

0

0

1996

0

0

alien “flora” transforms Africa & humanity

McDonald, Ian

Evolution’s Shore

0

0

0

0

0

4

alien nano/life reshapes Earth

McDonald, Ian

River Of Gods

0

0

0

0

0

4.5

future India; cultures; genetics; AI

McDonough, Thomas R.

Architects Of Hyperspace, The

0

0

0

0

0

5

space exploration; alien artifact

Miller, Walter M. (Jr.)

A Canticle For Leibowitz

0

1961

0

0

0

4.5

post-nuclear war

Mixon, Laura J.

Glass Houses

0

0

0

0

0

4.5

dystopia; virtual reality; mystery

Moffitt, Donald

Jupiter Theft, The

0

0

0

0

0

4.5

aliens

Moffitt, Donald

Second Genesis

0

0

0

0

0

5

far future journey to find fate of Earth & humans

Morgan, Richard

Altered Carbon

0

0

0

2004

0

4

electronic consciousness, mystery

Morgan, Richard

Market Forces

0

0

2005

0

0

3.5

political-economic

Moriarty, Chris

Spin Control

0

0

0

0

0

4.5

“clones; Earth as backwater”

Moriarty, Chris

Spin State

0

0

0

0

0

4

“far future; bad govt & biz; science puzzles”

Nagata, Linda

Deception Well

0

0

0

0

0

3

far future; nanotech, social/psych

Nagata, Linda

Limit Of Vision

0

0

0

0

0

4

bio / nanotech

Niven, Larry

Mote In God’s Eye, The

0

0

0

0

0

4.5

interstellar exploration; aliens; overpopulation

Niven, Larry

Ringworld

1970

1971

0

0

0

aliens; vast engineering

Nylund, Eric S.

Halo

0

0

0

0

0

5

interstellar war

Nylund, Eric S.

Signal To Noise

0

0

0

0

0

4

cyberpunk, neuro-implants, first contact

Piercy, Marge

He She And It

0

0

0

0

1993

4

environment, cyborg

Piercy, Marge

Woman On The Edge Of Time

0

0

0

0

0

4

future society, mental illness

Pohl, Frederik

Beyond The Blue Event Horizon

0

0

0

0

0

4

sequel to Gateway; interstellar exploration

Pohl, Frederik

Gateway

1977

1978

1978

0

0

4

interstellar exploration

Pohl, Frederik

Man Plus

1976

0

1977

0

0

4

bioengineering, Mars

Pohl, Frederik

Space Merchants, The

0

0

0

0

0

4.5

marketing, overpopulation, Venus

Pohl, Frederik

Years Of The City, The

0

0

1985

0

0

linked short shories; future new York City

Pournelle, Jerry

Janissaries

0

0

0

0

0

4.5

galactic civilization; aliens

Preuss, Paul

Arthur C Clarke’s Venus Prime Vol 5

0

0

0

0

0

4.5

space exploration, intrigue

Preuss, Paul

Secret Passages

0

0

1998

0

0

4

physics

Preuss, Paul

Shining Ones, The

0

0

0

0

0

5

bioengineering; alien artifact; space travel

Reed, Robert

Cuckoo’s Boys, The

0

0

0

0

0

5

short stories

Reynolds, Alastair

Chasm City

0

0

0

0

0

3.5

far future; mystery; nanotech

Reynolds, Alastair

Pushing Ice

0

0

0

0

0

4

alien artifact/ship; exploration

Reynolds, Alastair

Redemption Ark

0

0

0

0

0

4

sequel Revelation Space; life-killing machines

Reynolds, Alastair

Revelation Space

0

0

0

0

0

3.5

galactic; vast; alien artifiact

Robinson, Kim Stanley

Blue Mars

0

1997

1997

0

0

society and change on Mars

Robinson, Kim Stanley

Gold Coast, The

0

0

1989

0

0

4

dystopia; future southern California

Robinson, Kim Stanley

Green Mars

0

1994

0

0

0

4

terraforming Mars

Robinson, Kim Stanley

Pacific Edge

0

0

1991

0

0

4

future south California; ecological utopia

Robinson, Kim Stanley

Red Mars

1993

0

0

0

0

3.5

initial settlement of Mars

Robinson, Spider

Callahan’s Crosstime Saloon

0

0

0

0

0

4.5

tales by time travellers, aliens

Sagan, Carl

Contact

0

0

0

0

0

4.5

first contact

Sargent, Pamela

Venus Of Dreams

0

0

0

0

0

4.5

terraforming Venus

Sawyer, Robert J.

Calculating God

0

0

0

0

0

4

aliens, religion

Sawyer, Robert J.

Hominids

0

2003

2003

0

0

4

Neanderthal civilization on Parallel Earth

Sawyer, Robert J.

Mindscan

0

0

2006

0

0

4

minds transferred into androids

Sawyer, Robert J.

Terminal Experiment, The

1995

0

0

0

0

3.5

thriller; questions of life and afterlife

Schroeder, Karl

Ventus

0

0

0

0

0

4

AI; terraforming

Scott, Melissa

Dreamships

0

0

0

0

0

3.5

interstellar travel, future society

Shaw, Bob

Orbitsville

0

0

1976

0

0

3.5

alien artifact

Shaw, Bob

Peace Machine, The

0

0

0

0

0

5

scientist able to blow all nukes seeks disarming

Sheffield, Charles

Between The Strokes Of Night

0

0

0

0

0

4.5

immortality, neurology

Sheffield, Charles

Brother To Dragons

0

0

1993

0

0

5

economic collapse

Sheffield, Charles

Convergence

0

0

0

0

0

4

investigating artifacts

Sheffield, Charles

Dark As Day

0

0

0

0

0

4.5

mathematical preduction of doom; alien broadcast

Shelley, Mary

Frankenstein

0

0

0

0

0

4

experimentation; life and humanity

Shiel, M. P.

Purple Cloud, The

0

0

0

0

0

4.5

survivors of Earth catastrophe

Silverberg, Robert

A Time Of Changes

1971

0

0

0

0

4

psychology, religion

Silverberg, Robert

Stochastic Man, The

0

0

1976

0

0

3

politics, procognition

Simak, Clifford D.

Way Station

0

1964

0

0

0

4.5

aliens on Earth, galactic threat

Simmons, Dan

Hyperion

0

1990

0

0

0

5

far future, epic, literate

Simmons, Dan

Ilium

0

0

0

0

0

4

Greek gods in far future

Slonczewski, Joan

A Door Into Ocean

0

0

1987

0

0

4

ocean world, alien life, social systems

Slonczewski, Joan

Brain Plague

0

0

0

0

0

4.5

sentient nano-organisms in people’s brains

Stableford, Brian

Architects Of Emortality

0

0

0

0

0

4

sequel Inherit The Earth; eco crisis, immortality

Stapledon, Olaf

Last And First Men

0

0

0

0

0

3.5

next 2 billion years & human evolution

Stapledon, Olaf

Star Maker, The

0

0

0

0

0

4

philosophical; explores whole universe, aliens

Steele, Allen

Coyote Rising

0

0

0

0

0

4.5

interstellar colonization

Stephenson, Neal

Cryptonomicon

0

0

0

0

0

4

cryptography, WWII

Stephenson, Neal

Diamond Age, The

0

1996

1996

0

0

4

nanotech, computers, society

Stephenson, Neal

Quicksilver

0

0

0

0

2004

3.5

politics, history, religion, science, 18th century

Stephenson, Neal

Snow Crash

0

0

0

0

0

4

Like Blade Runner in cyberspace

Sterling, Bruce

Distraction

0

0

1999

0

2000

3.5

politics, science, genetics

Sterling, Bruce

Holy Fire

0

0

0

0

0

4

life extension

Sterling, Bruce

Islands In The Net

0

0

1989

0

0

3.5

cyberpunk, nanotech, somewhat dated

Stith, John E.

Redshift Rendezvous

0

0

0

0

0

4.5

interstellar adventure, mystery

Stross, Charles

Singularity Sky

0

0

0

0

0

3.5

interstellar, nanotech, politics

Strugatsky, Boris &Arkady

Definitely Maybe

0

0

0

0

0

5

humor; science, discoveries and ethics

Strugatsky, Boris &Arkady

Roadside Picnic

0

0

1978

0

0

4.5

alien artefacts

Sunbord, Terry

Robinson Crusoe 1,000,000 AD

0

0

0

0

0

4

last man, survial on wild Earth, far future

Swanwick, Michael

Jack Faust

0

0

0

0

0

4

psychological; the devil and technology

Swanwick, Michael

Stations Of The Tide

1991

0

1992

0

0

4

future detective; fantasy aspect

Tepper, Sheri S.

Gate To Women’s Country, The

0

0

0

0

0

5

post-WWIII, women control, human breeding

Varley, John

The Persistence of Vision

0

0

0

0

0

5

short stories, title story won Hugo & Nebula

Verne, Jules

From The Earth To The Moon

0

0

0

0

0

4

early space travel

Verne, Jules

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea

0

0

0

0

0

5

underwater exploration

Vinge, Joan D.

Snow Queen, The

0

1981

0

0

0

4.5

far future; mythic elements

Vinge, Joan D.

World’s End

0

0

0

0

0

4

sequel to Snow Queen; interstellar travel

Vinge, Vernor

A Deepness In The Sky

0

2000

2000

0

0

4.5

alien civilazation under variable star

Vinge, Vernor

A Fire Upon The Deep

0

1993

1993

0

0

4

AI running galaxy

Vinge, Vernor

Across Realtime

0

0

0

0

0

4.5

onset of tech singularity

Watson, Ian

Embedding, The

0

0

1974

0

0

4

language and view of reality

Watts, Peter

Starfish

0

0

0

0

0

4.5

deep sea rift life, geothermal energy

Weber, David

On Basilisk Station

0

0

0

0

0

4

Honor Harrington #1, space opera

Weinbaum, Stanley

A Martian Odyssey

0

0

0

0

0

5

human-martian interaction

Wells, H. G.

Time Machine, The

0

0

0

0

0

4

time travel,

Wells, H. G.

War Of The Worlds

0

0

0

0

0

4

Martians invade Earth

Williams, Roger

Metamorphosis Of Prime Intellect, The

0

0

0

0

0

benevolent god-like AI

Williamson, Jack

Terraforming Earth

0

0

2002

0

0

3.5

renewing Earth after asteroid impact

Wilson, Robert Charles

Blind Lake

0

0

0

0

0

4

thriller, alien intelligence & communication

Wilson, Robert Charles

Darwinia

0

0

0

0

0

3.5

sort of alt. history, Europe becomes alien land

Wolfe, Gene

Citadel Of The Autarch, The

0

0

1984

0

0

far future; fantasy feel

Wolfe, Gene

Claw Of The Conciliator, The

1981

0

0

0

0

4

far future; fantasy feel

Wolfe, Gene

Shadow Of The Torturer, The

0

0

1981

0

0

4

far future; fantasy feel

Wright, John C.

Golden Age, The [book 1]

0

0

0

0

0

4

far future; immortality; virtual reality

Zebrowski, George

Brute Orbits

0

0

1999

0

0

3

prisons on asteroids, prisoners make societies

Zebrowski, George

Macrolife

0

0

0

0

0

5

space habitats, human future, utopian civilization

Zelazny, Roger

Lord Of Light

0

1968

0

0

0

5

colony planet, elite imitate Hindu gods

Zettel, Sarah

Fool’s War

0

0

0

0

0

4

Interstellar travel, AI, social commentary

Zettel, Sarah

Quiet Invasion, The

0

0

0

0

0

3.5

colonizing Venus, aliens (society, psychology)