Take one giant leap for literary minds with these books that will make you wish you were going to space camp.
Artemis by Andy Weir
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Martian, an irresistible new near-future thriller—a heist story set on the moon. This time, the moon is not the home of a solitary astronaut, but a thriving city where life is tough if you’re not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. Mark your calendars. Hitting shelves November 2017!
Pierce Brown’s relentlessly entertaining Red Rising series channels the excitement of The Hunger Games and Ender’s Game—a gripping tale that Entertainment Weekly calls a “spectacular adventure” and “one heart-pounding ride.” Look out for book 4 in the series, Iron Gold in January 2018.
The Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Seconds before Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last fifteen years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.
Together, this dynamic pair began a journey through space aided by a galaxy full of fellow travelers.
Lightless by C. A. Higgins
Serving aboard the Ananke, an experimental military spacecraft launched by the ruthless organization that rules Earth and its solar system, computer scientist Althea has established an intense emotional bond with the ship’s electronic systems, which speak more deeply to her analytical mind than human feelings do. But when a pair of fugitive terrorists gain access to the Ananke, Althea must draw upon her heart and soul for the strength to defend her beloved ship.
“Gripping . . . sci-fi flavored with a hint of thriller.” —New York Daily News
A sequel to the H. G. Wells classic The War of the Worlds, brilliantly realized by award-winning science fiction author and Wells expert Stephen Baxter.
“If your desire to be awestruck by the universe we inhabit needs refreshing, theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli . . . is up to the task.” —Elle
Armada by Ernest Cline
At once gleefully embracing and brilliantly subverting science-fiction conventions as only Ernest Cline could, Armada is a rollicking, surprising thriller, a classic coming of age adventure, and an alien invasion tale like nothing you’ve ever read before—one whose every page is infused with the pop-culture savvy that has helped make Ready Player One a phenomenon.