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.

The Enceladus Mission: Hard Science Fiction (Ice Moon Book 1)
Quantum Space (Quantum, #1)
Quantum Void (Quantum, #2)
Atmosphæra Incognita
3zekiel
Wherever Seeds May Fall
Odysseus Ascendant (Odyssey One #7)
The Human (Rise of the Jain #3)
Chaos Vector (The Protectorate, #2)
The House of Styx (Venus Ascendant, #1)
The Freeze-Frame Revolution
Retrograde
De Oppresso Liber (Hayden War Cycle, #6)
The Soldier (Rise of the Jain #1)
Silent Sun: Hard Science Fiction
The Martian
The Three-Body Problem (Remembrance of Earth’s Past #1)
Seveneves
Red Mars (Mars Trilogy, #1)
Revelation Space (Revelation Space, #1)
Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse, #1)
Blindsight (Firefall, #1)
The Dark Forest (Remembrance of Earth’s Past, #2)
Rendezvous with Rama (Rama, #1)
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Star Force
17 books — 2 voters
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