Hard Science Fiction

Hard science fiction is a category of science fiction characterized by an emphasis on scientific or technical detail, or on scientific accuracy, or on both. It is characterized by rigorous attention to accurate detail in the natural sciences, especially physics, astrophysics, and chemistry, or on accurately depicting worlds that more advanced technology may make possible. Hard science fiction is driven more by ideas than characterization. Plausible science and technology are central to the plot.

New Releases Tagged "Hard Science Fiction"

Skull Flowers
The Singularity Trap
The Freeze-Frame Revolution
Saturn Run
Paradox: Am Abgrund der Ewigkeit
Quantum Space (Quantum, #1)
Red Moon
Strange Dogs (The Expanse, #6.5)
Wolf Moon (Luna, #2)
Yesterday's Kin
Wanted (Ell Donsaii, #10)
Not Alone
Mars Endeavour
Deep Time (Star Carrier #6)
The Galapagos Incident (The Recyclers #1)
Echopraxia (Firefall, #2)
The Martian
Red Mars (Mars Trilogy, #1)
Revelation Space (Revelation Space, #1)
The Three-Body Problem (Remembrance of Earth’s Past #1)
Rendezvous with Rama (Rama, #1)
Blindsight (Firefall, #1)
Terraformer by Scott McElhaneySkull Flowers by Jazon Dion FletcherRed Mars by Kim Stanley RobinsonGreen Mars by Kim Stanley RobinsonBlue Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
Synthetic Ecologies
14 books — 26 voters
Skull Flowers by Jazon Dion FletcherDune by Frank HerbertChildhood's End by Arthur C. ClarkeFoundation by Isaac AsimovRendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
Mind-bending Science Fiction
97 books — 57 voters

Dune by Frank Herbert1984 by George OrwellThe Martian by Andy WeirFoundation by Isaac AsimovBrave New World by Aldous Huxley
Best Intelligent Sci-Fi
169 books — 171 voters
Skull Flowers by Jazon Dion FletcherDigital Fortress by Dan BrownThe Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton2001 by Arthur C. ClarkeJurassic Park by Michael Crichton
Awesome Technothrillers & Scifi
37 books — 13 voters

Watership Down by Richard  AdamsAnimal Farm by George OrwellBlack Beauty by Anna SewellRedwall by Brian JacquesWinnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne
Through Another's Eyes: Xenofiction
324 books — 146 voters
Ringworld by Larry NivenRendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke2001 by Arthur C. ClarkePushing Ice by Alastair ReynoldsRevelation Space by Alastair Reynolds
Big Dumb Objects
59 books — 53 voters

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