Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
This book is a fantastic read for someone interested in classic "hard" science fiction with chemistry, space travel, physics, and more. Andy Weir famously wrote The Martian which has since been adapted into a popular movie. If you enjoyed that book/movie, you should definitely check this one out. That being said, if you just love interstellar adventure, mystery, survival, and someone saving humanity, then this is for you. See it in our catalog here.
How High We Go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu
This unique book deals with themes of climate change, connection, and time. This is the kind of book you can only read in sci-fi, with grand ideas that are written on an ambitious scale. If you love reading unique, ambitious, and well-written sci-fi, then this is for you. See it in our catalog here.
The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi
John Scalzi is famous for writting funny, clever, and light-hearted books that play with sci-fi tropes. This book asks the question, "What if massive, dinosaur-like monsters were discovered, but instead of the protagonist trying to fight them in giant robots, they were worried about them the same way we worry about the preservation of pandas?" Scalzi's books are the ultimate sci-fi palate cleanser; they are short and fun reads that are guaranteed to make you smile. See it in our catalog here.
Dead Silence by S. A. Barnes
This is a favorite sci-fi sub-genre of mine, science fiction/horror. This book follows a space-faring salvage crew as they find the wreckage of a luxury space liner that vanished on its maiden voyage twenty years ago. Needless to say, things go wrong in a very supernatural way. The author describes it as a mix of The Titanic and The Shining, so if you are looking for something scary, then look no further. See it in our catalog here.
The Candy House by Jennifer Egan
This book falls firmly into the same category as How High We Go in the Dark in that it is a complex narrative that uses science fiction to tell a reflective tale about connection, privacy, family, and redemption. Definitely not an easy read, but worth it if you are into to these kinds of stories. See it in our catalog here.