Popular Hard Science Fiction Books

Popular Hard Science Fiction Books (showing 1-37 of 2,159)
Red Mars (Mars Trilogy, #1) Red Mars (Mars Trilogy, #1)
by (shelved 25 times as hard-science-fiction)
avg rating 3.80 — 45,277 ratings — published 1992
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Rendezvous with Rama (Rama, #1) Rendezvous with Rama (Rama, #1)
by (shelved 25 times as hard-science-fiction)
avg rating 4.00 — 77,891 ratings — published 1973
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Green Mars (Mars Trilogy, #2) Green Mars (Mars Trilogy, #2)
by (shelved 19 times as hard-science-fiction)
avg rating 3.88 — 23,275 ratings — published 1993
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Ringworld (Ringworld, #1) Ringworld (Ringworld, #1)
by (shelved 19 times as hard-science-fiction)
avg rating 3.95 — 75,600 ratings — published 1970
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Blue Mars (Mars Trilogy, #3) Blue Mars (Mars Trilogy, #3)
by (shelved 18 times as hard-science-fiction)
avg rating 3.89 — 18,670 ratings — published 1996
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Blindsight Blindsight (Hardcover)
by (shelved 16 times as hard-science-fiction)
avg rating 3.95 — 14,856 ratings — published 2006
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Diaspora Diaspora (Paperback)
by (shelved 13 times as hard-science-fiction)
avg rating 4.12 — 5,022 ratings — published 1997
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Eon (The Way, #1) Eon (The Way, #1)
by (shelved 12 times as hard-science-fiction)
avg rating 3.83 — 18,389 ratings — published 1985
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Accelerando Accelerando (Paperback)
by (shelved 12 times as hard-science-fiction)
avg rating 3.86 — 17,317 ratings — published 2005
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The Martian The Martian (Hardcover)
by (shelved 11 times as hard-science-fiction)
avg rating 4.30 — 47,318 ratings — published 2012
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Raft (Xelee Sequence, #1) Raft (Xelee Sequence, #1)
by (shelved 11 times as hard-science-fiction)
avg rating 3.67 — 2,882 ratings — published 1991
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Foundation (Foundation, #1) Foundation (Foundation, #1)
by (shelved 10 times as hard-science-fiction)
avg rating 4.04 — 289,532 ratings — published 1951
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The Mote in God's Eye (Moties, #1) The Mote in God's Eye (Moties, #1)
by (shelved 10 times as hard-science-fiction)
avg rating 4.04 — 50,203 ratings — published 1974
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Timescape Timescape (Paperback)
by (shelved 10 times as hard-science-fiction)
avg rating 3.70 — 8,817 ratings — published 1980
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Gateway (Heechee Saga, #1) Gateway (Heechee Saga, #1)
by (shelved 10 times as hard-science-fiction)
avg rating 4.06 — 31,802 ratings — published 1977
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Darwin's Radio (Darwin's Radio #1) Darwin's Radio (Darwin's Radio #1)
by (shelved 9 times as hard-science-fiction)
avg rating 3.67 — 8,910 ratings — published 1999
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Permutation City Permutation City (Paperback)
by (shelved 9 times as hard-science-fiction)
avg rating 4.09 — 5,032 ratings — published 1994
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Anathem Anathem (Hardcover)
by (shelved 9 times as hard-science-fiction)
avg rating 4.16 — 55,852 ratings — published 2008
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Foundation and Empire (Foundation, #2) Foundation and Empire (Foundation, #2)
by (shelved 9 times as hard-science-fiction)
avg rating 4.18 — 92,142 ratings — published 1952
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The Forge of God (Forge of God, #1) The Forge of God (Forge of God, #1)
by (shelved 9 times as hard-science-fiction)
avg rating 3.85 — 10,401 ratings — published 1987
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Pushing Ice Pushing Ice (Hardcover)
by (shelved 9 times as hard-science-fiction)
avg rating 3.99 — 7,866 ratings — published 2005
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I, Robot (Robot, #0.1) I, Robot (Robot, #0.1)
by (shelved 9 times as hard-science-fiction)
avg rating 4.12 — 184,142 ratings — published 1950
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Dragon's Egg Dragon's Egg (Paperback)
by (shelved 8 times as hard-science-fiction)
avg rating 4.13 — 4,496 ratings — published 1980
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House of Suns House of Suns (Paperback)
by (shelved 8 times as hard-science-fiction)
avg rating 4.14 — 13,514 ratings — published 2008
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Second Foundation (Foundation, #3) Second Foundation (Foundation, #3)
by (shelved 8 times as hard-science-fiction)
avg rating 4.20 — 84,168 ratings — published 1952
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Manifold: Time (Manifold, #1) Manifold: Time (Manifold, #1)
by (shelved 8 times as hard-science-fiction)
avg rating 3.78 — 5,015 ratings — published 1999
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The Peace War (Across Realtime, #1) The Peace War (Across Realtime, #1)
by (shelved 8 times as hard-science-fiction)
avg rating 3.93 — 5,036 ratings — published 1984
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The Gods Themselves The Gods Themselves (Paperback)
by (shelved 8 times as hard-science-fiction)
avg rating 4.05 — 37,219 ratings — published 1973
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Starfish (Rifters, #1) Starfish (Rifters, #1)
by (shelved 8 times as hard-science-fiction)
avg rating 3.98 — 4,179 ratings — published 1999
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