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"

Red Moon
Red Moon
The Singularity Trap
The Freeze-Frame Revolution
Elysium Fire (Prefect Dreyfus Emergency, #2)
Strange Dogs (The Expanse, #6.5)
Not Alone
Echopraxia (Firefall, #2)
Beginnings (Worlds of Honor, #6)
Poseidon's Wake (Poseidon's Children, #3)
Farside (The Grand Tour, #20)
The Colonel (Firefall, #1.5)
New Earth (The Grand Tour, #21)
Jupiter War (Owner Trilogy, #3)

Popular Hard Science Fiction Books

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)

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Jason Faris
Everyone asks me how I got started into writing. I wish I had some cool story to tell, but the truth is pretty lame. My wife and I were having a drink on our back porch and I mentioned a concept I'd been mulling over. She suggested that I write it down, and so I figured I'd make a few notes and get it out of my system. No matter how I tried though, it just wouldn't let me write it in any other way than a story. Believe me when I say I tried, but 63,000 words later I realized that I needed a char ...more
Jason Faris, De-published - now part of "For Every Action"

Elizabeth Bear
Angelo," he said, and felt the bed rock as Angelo shuddered, caught halfway between REM atonia - the inhibition of movement caused by the shutdown of monoamines in the brain - and waking.
Elizabeth Bear, Carnival

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