Military Science Fiction

Military science fiction is a subgenre of science fiction in which the principal characters are members of a military service and an armed conflict is taking place, normally in space, or on a planet other than Earth. A detailed depiction of the conflict, the tactics used to wage it, and the role of a military service and the individual members of that service forms the basis for a work of military science fiction. The stories often take features of actual past or current Earth conflicts, with countries being replaced by entire planets or galaxies of similar characteristics, battleships replace...more

New Releases Tagged "Military Science Fiction"

The Trafalgar Gambit (Ark Royal, #3)
Steadfast (The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier, #4)
Out of the Black (Odyssey One, #4)
Born of the Ashes (The Frontiers Saga, #11)
Deadly Shores (Destroyermen, #9)
Dark Matter (Star Carrier, #5)


  • The Remaining by D.J. Molles
    The Remaining (The Remaining, #1)

    The first volume in D.J. Molles's bestselling series, now in a special edition with the bonus novella The Remaining: Faith.

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  • Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch, #1)
    Honor's Knight (Paradox, #2)
    The Human Division (Old Man's War, #5)
    Heaven's Queen (Paradox, #3)
    Guardian (The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier, #3)
    The Butcher of Anderson Station (Expanse, #0.5)
    CryoBurn (Vorkosigan Saga, #14)
    Cauldron of Ghosts
    Earth Strike (Star Carrier, #1)
    All You Need Is Kill
    Ark Royal (Ark Royal, #1)
    Earth Afire (The First Formic War, #2)
    Out of the Black (Odyssey One, #4)
    Retribution Falls (Tales of the Ketty Jay, #1)
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    49 books — 78 voters
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    Popular Military Science Fiction Books

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    Starship Troopers
    The Forever War (The Forever War, #1)
    Fearless (The Lost Fleet, #2)
    The Honor of the Queen (Honor Harrington, #2)
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    Henry V. O'Neil
    Never diagnosed the enemy before. -- Captain Amelia Trent in GLORY MAIN
    Henry V. O'Neil

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    I,” he said, a faint note of derision in his voice, “am the least favored scion of our ruling house, House Mara Sant.” He was from Brontes, then. Which might explain the eyes…she thought again of certain differences, and suppressed a shudder. “I am a Prince of the Blood,” he continued, sounding both embittered and proud, “third in line for the Dragon Throne, and grand nephew to the Emperor. Owing to a…political dispute, I am now also an exile. Presented with a choice between resigning my commiss...more
    P.J. Fox, The Price of Desire

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