Best Military Science Fiction Books

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3.98 avg rating — 130,087 ratings
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4.22 avg rating — 93,104 ratings
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4.11 avg rating — 29,907 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 90,325 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 19,136 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 41,134 ratings
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4.11 avg rating — 12,997 ratings
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4.20 avg rating — 18,319 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 77,964 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 9,332 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 6,322 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 8,060 ratings
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4.29 avg rating — 16,053 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 12,930 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 11,086 ratings
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4.28 avg rating — 156 ratings
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4.22 avg rating — 4,431 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 10,375 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 14,968 ratings
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4.04 avg rating — 11,007 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 8,356 ratings
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4.29 avg rating — 115,166 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 48,472 ratings
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25

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3.68 avg rating — 310 ratings
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4.07 avg rating — 10,382 ratings
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4.19 avg rating — 13,343 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 4,747 ratings
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4.07 avg rating — 6,780 ratings
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4.23 avg rating — 12,343 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 8,066 ratings
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4.20 avg rating — 10,338 ratings
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3.78 avg rating — 161,062 ratings
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4.15 avg rating — 9,942 ratings
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4.01 avg rating — 8,957 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 4,345 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 30,793 ratings
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4.21 avg rating — 11,226 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 2,932 ratings
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4.21 avg rating — 12,042 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 7,680 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 2,847 ratings
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4.19 avg rating — 105,612 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 3,607 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 6,210 ratings
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3.75 avg rating — 3,782 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 4,022 ratings
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3.83 avg rating — 5,561 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 5,176 ratings
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4.07 avg rating — 6,197 ratings
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4.22 avg rating — 96,464 ratings
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3.66 avg rating — 1,447 ratings
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4.04 avg rating — 4,710 ratings
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3.76 avg rating — 1,236 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 1,009 ratings
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4.19 avg rating — 3,506 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 159 ratings
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4.28 avg rating — 18 ratings
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60

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3.94 avg rating — 668 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 1,696 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 5,252 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 18,192 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 2,241 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 4,297 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 2,564 ratings
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3.80 avg rating — 4,725 ratings
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3.82 avg rating — 4,447 ratings
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4.23 avg rating — 28,790 ratings
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3.18 avg rating — 2,514 ratings
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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 1,829 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 11,198 ratings
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4.10 avg rating — 8,907 ratings
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4.30 avg rating — 2,338 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 2,393 ratings
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4.25 avg rating — 14,970 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 4,590 ratings
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3.84 avg rating — 3,953 ratings
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3.80 avg rating — 1,213 ratings
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4.58 avg rating — 33 ratings
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81

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3.88 avg rating — 11,328 ratings
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82

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4.16 avg rating — 723 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 6,621 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 1,437 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 7,534 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 4,026 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 6,274 ratings
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3.87 avg rating — 2,001 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 2,370 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 2,298 ratings
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4.41 avg rating — 2,269 ratings
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4.37 avg rating — 4,896 ratings
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3.82 avg rating — 1,305 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 3,188 ratings
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95

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3.76 avg rating — 809 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 871 ratings
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4.72 avg rating — 50 ratings
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4.84 avg rating — 50 ratings
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99

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4.19 avg rating — 74 ratings
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100

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4.32 avg rating — 14,019 ratings
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583 books · 657 voters · list created July 3rd, 2011 by Scott Rose (votes) .
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message 1: by Andrew (new)

Andrew Obrigewitsch Really On Basilisk Station above the Forever War?


Mike (the Paladin) Does anyone here feel as angry as I do that the chosen cover here on GR for Starship Troopers is the one with an illustration from that excrescence of a movie by the same name???? I mean it's not a movie of the book. I love the book, one of my earliest favorite science fiction reads! That movie should be wiped from the pages of reality...not put on the cover of the book!


Mike (the Paladin) You know I love Heinlein's Tunnel in the Sky...but it's not military science fiction.


message 4: by Richard (new)

Richard Irwin Someone might want to update the list-there are several listed twice, & some that aren't really military sci fi (see msg 3 above for an example). Also, why no Lensman series books? Definitely military sci fi, even if an earlier era!


Mike (the Paladin) That's the way all these listopia lists end up.


message 6: by Richard (new)

Richard Irwin Thanks, Mike.


Mike (the Paladin) Yeah. I come to them for suggestions now and then, but pretty much stopped trying to vote or post... Life.


message 8: by Sam (new)

Sam Detente More people thought other books ranked higher, just the democratic process of the system. FWIW, you can pretty much pick up any of the books on the le list and still get a good read.


ClockworkLasersword You guys should really check out the space marine books by Keith Douglas, it's a trilogy of trilogies and it just gets better and better.
It's got politics, relatively realistic science, old and new aliens, exploration of AI, depictions of a future Earth, and lots and lots of fighting!
It spans a few generations to keep things interesting, and has a few different main themes that all get expanded upon too.


message 10: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Eliminating the duplicates is easy - any librarian can do it. I just eliminated 20. You can always ask in the librarian group for someone to do it. You can also ask there if specific books need to be removed that don't fit the list criteria.


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