Top 10 Best Books to Read in Science Fiction Adventures - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Science Fiction Adventures. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Project Hail Mary


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Science Fiction Adventures - August 2021

Number-One Audible and New York Times Audio Best Seller A lone astronaut must save the earth from disaster in this incredible new science-based thriller from the number-one New York Times best-selling author of The Martian . Ryland Grace is the sole survivor on a desperate, last-chance mission - and if he fails, humanity and the Earth itself will perish. Except that right now, he doesn't know that. He can't even remember his own name, let alone the nature of his assignment or how to complete it. All he knows is that he's been asleep for a very, very long time. And he's just been awakened to find himself millions of miles from home, with nothing but two corpses for company. His crewmates dead, his memories fuzzily returning, he realizes that an impossible task now confronts him. Alone on this tiny ship that's been cobbled together by every government and space agency on the planet and hurled into the depths of space, it's up to him to conquer an extinction-level threat to our species. And thanks to an unexpected ally, he just might have a chance. Part scientific mystery, part dazzling interstellar journey, Project Hail Mary is a tale of discovery, speculation, and survival to rival The Martian - while taking us to places it never dreamed of going. PLEASE NOTE: To accommodate this audio edition, some changes to the original text have been made with the approval of author Andy Weir.

  • Author: Andy Weir
  • Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science Fiction, Adventure

                 

2. Artemis


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Science Fiction Adventures - August 2021

The best-selling author of The Martian returns with an irresistible new near-future thriller - a heist story set on the moon. Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down. But pulling off the impossible is just the start of her problems, as she learns that she's stepped square into a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself - and that now her only chance at survival lies in a gambit even riskier than the first. Bringing to life Weir's brash, whip-smart protagonist is actress Rosario Dawson (Marvel's The Defenders , Sin City , Death Proof ). With the breathless immediacy of one realizing they're one cracked helmet visor away from oblivion, Dawson deftly captures Jazz's first-person perspective – all while delivering sarcastic Weir-ian one-liners and cracking wise in the face of death. And with a cast of diverse characters from all walks of life calling Artemis home, Dawson tonally somersaults to voice Kenyan prime ministers, Ukrainian scientists, and Saudi welders. It's a performance that transports listeners right alongside Jazz, matching her step for step on every lunar inch of her pulse-pounding journey.

  • Author: Andy Weir
  • Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Thrillers & Suspense, Suspense

                 

3. Lux: A Texas Reckoners Novel


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Science Fiction Adventures - August 2021

A new team of Reckoners must infiltrate the flying city of Lux to take down the Epic Lifeforce in this audio-exclusive novel from Brandon Sanderson, the best-selling author of the "Stormlight Archive" and "Mistborn" series, and co-author Steven Michael Bohls. When the great red star Calamity appeared in the sky, some believed the end had come. They were right. Calamity created the Epics: humans with incredible powers they didn't deserve. They could have saved mankind. They could have lifted us into harmony and prosperity. Instead they burned. They slaughtered. They conquered. And then they ruled. Jax has learned all of this the hard way. Orphaned at an early age, he's spent most of his childhood training to be a Reckoner - determined to find the Epics' weaknesses, unlock their secrets, and protect those of us who are still left. But now, the mysterious High Epic Lifeforce has arrived with his flying city, Lux, to plunder what's left of Texas. So Jax and his ragtag team - the few who remain of the once-mighty Texas Reckoners - must take their battle to this floating fortress of riches - and defeat the invincible. To avenge what has been lost. And rise anew.

  • Author: Brandon Sanderson
  • Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science Fiction, Adventure

                 

4. Eden's Gate: The Scourge: A LitRPG Adventure


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Science Fiction Adventures - August 2021

Book 7 of the bestselling Eden's Gate series! The Scourge have launched an attack, and the Freelands are overrun with Ergoth’s army of orcs and goblins. Travel is no longer safe, trade is at a standstill, and Edgewood Village is in ruins. With the guild in desperate need of gold, Gunnar treks through the battle zone to complete an unresolved quest and is faced with a moral dilemma unlike anything he’s ever experienced in Eden’s Gate. His choices lead him to join forces with some unlikely companions and sends him straight into the heart of the Wastelands. Orcs would never allow humans to enter the Wastelands freely, so how exactly will he get inside, and what secrets are lurking deep below the Wastelands' surface? In an unforgiving land filled with bloodthirsty beasts and monsters, Gunnar will be left questioning, Who is the real monster, and who’s the worst monster of them all?

  • Author: Edward Brody
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Literature & Fiction

                 

5. So You Had To Build A Time Machine


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Science Fiction Adventures - August 2021

Skid doesn’t believe in ghosts or time travel or any of that nonsense. A circus runaway-turned-bouncer, she believes in hard work, self-defense, and good strong coffee. Then one day an annoying theoretical physicist named Dave pops into the seat next to her at her least favorite Kansas City bar and disappears into thin air when she punches him (he totally deserved it). Now, street names are changing, Skid’s favorite muffins are swapping frosting flavors, Dave keeps reappearing in odd places like the old Sanderson murder house—and that’s only the start of her problems. Something in the world has gone wrong. Terribly wrong. Absolutely *$&ed up. Someone has the nastiest versions of every conceivable reality at their fingertips, and they're not afraid to smash them together. With the help of a smooth-talking haunted house owner and a linebacker-sized Dungeons and Dragons-loving baker, Skid and Dave set out to save the world from whatever scientific experiment has sent them all dimension-hopping against their will. It probably means the world is screwed.

  • Author: Jason Offutt
  • Publisher: CamCat Books (July 21, 2020)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Science Fiction & Fantasy

                 



6. Fahrenheit 451


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Science Fiction Adventures - August 2021

NOW AN HBO FILM STARRING MICHAEL B. JORDAN AND MICHAEL SHANNON Sixty years after its originally publication, Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 stands as a classic of world literature set in a bleak, dystopian future. Today its message has grown more relevant than ever before. Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television “family.” But when he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didn’t live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known.

  • Author: Ray Bradbury
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster; 1st edition (January 10, 2012)
  • Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
  • ISBN: 978-1451673319
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.4 inches

                 

7. Ready Player Two: A Novel


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Science Fiction Adventures - August 2021

The highly anticipated sequel to the beloved worldwide best seller Ready Player One , the near-future adventure that inspired the blockbuster Steven Spielberg film. An unexpected quest. Two worlds at stake. Are you ready? Days after winning OASIS founder James Halliday’s contest, Wade Watts makes a discovery that changes everything.  Hidden within Halliday’s vaults, waiting for his heir to find, lies a technological advancement that will once again change the world and make the OASIS 1,000 times more wondrous - and addictive - than even Wade dreamed possible. With it comes a new riddle, and a new quest - a last Easter egg from Halliday, hinting at a mysterious prize. And an unexpected, impossibly powerful, and dangerous new rival awaits, one who’ll kill millions to get what he wants. Wade’s life and the future of the OASIS are again at stake, but this time the fate of humanity also hangs in the balance. Lovingly nostalgic and wildly original as only Ernest Cline could conceive it, Ready Player Two takes us on another imaginative, fun, action-packed adventure through his beloved virtual universe, and jolts us thrillingly into the future once again.

  • Author: Ernest Cline
  • Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science Fiction, Adventure

                 

8. Wayward Galaxy 2


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Science Fiction Adventures - August 2021

Coming this summer, the sequel you’ve all b-b-been waiting for.... Their foothold established, Reach and the soldiers sent to secure Amir have only begun to repair the destruction inflicted on them by hostile neighbors when a terrifying new threat emerges from the deep woods and dark jungles of Amir itself. Something so lethal and evasive, not even Brody can seem to take it down.... New threats and old enemies arrive as more mysteries of this new home world are uncovered, and with them, clues to humanity’s own mysterious past. Wayward Galaxy 2 is the explosive sequel to the blockbuster first book that had sci-fi listeners calling for more. Don’t miss this next installment featuring the gritty combat of Galaxy’s Edge combined with the world-building intrigue of the Renegade Star series performed by award-winning R.C. Bray. Includes a special note from the author.

  • Author: Jason Anspach
  • Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science Fiction, Adventure

                 

9. Everyday, Including Holidays (The Valens Legacy Book 18)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Science Fiction Adventures - August 2021

Several years have passed since the war with the djevels ended, the reality they'd infested was destroyed, and their king killed. But that left Sean and the lions faced with another problem: The million or so djevels currently in the world that needed to be hunted down and killed. Part of the solution was to fence in the biggest area that was infested, to stop them from spreading any further, while teams began hunting down the ones that had escaped. It's not an easy job, but it's a lot easier than the previous one by far. While constant vigilance is better than constant battle, it's still constant. Plus, fights do crop up from time to time, but the enemy is sneaky and underhanded, so trouble will always come from the corner you least expect it. The world is also now a much different place now that the war is over. Everyone now knows about magic, lycans, djevels, dwarves, elves, and all rest. Worse still is that it's not done changing as everyone has to learn to face the reality that there are demons in the world today, and they can and will show up where you least expect it. No one truly knows what the future holds anymore, other than the lions have their work cut out for them, for the next several hundred years. WARNING: "Everyday, Including Holidays" contains all those things that you promised your mother you'd never read, but you do it now in the privacy of your own home where she isn't watching! That's right, things like explicit sexuality, nudity, violence, bad language, robbery, murder, demons doing nasty things, self-defense, pro-active self-defense, breaking and entering on a grand scale, theft of government property, LGOPS, unscrupulous and manipulative people, polyamory, explicit sex, mayhem, wise-ass Marines, puking children, and a pair of nosy neighbors who discovered that means the police knock on your door first!

  • Author: Jan Stryvant
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

                 

10. Claimed Brides: Seven Alpha Shifter Romances (Brides of Terra Arcus Book 2)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Science Fiction Adventures - August 2021

Some were bought. Others were taken. All will be claimed. Claimed Brides is a collection featuring seven scalding hot new shifter romances from seven awesome authors. This thrillingly sexy box set includes the following novellas: A Polar Second Chance by Pepper North Ruth would have never expected to experience a connection with the seer of Clan Thorben, but merely touching the handsome polar bear shifter's hand leaves her feeling warm in a way she never has before. But he doesn't plan for her to be just his mate. She will be his little girl also, to be loved, cherished, and spanked very soundly on her bare bottom when she's been naughty. Daddy's Naughty Mate by Allysa Hart In the time since she snuck aboard a ship bound for Terra Arcus and ended up claimed by a firm-handed panther shifter she now calls daddy, Callie has learned what it means to belong to a savage beast. But when the mate she loves must return to his ancestral homeland to care for his ailing mother, Callie finds herself thrust into the midst of a deadly battle for control of his pack. Blackwell's Price by Maren Smith Though Cyan Price is having second thoughts about her decision to sign up for the trip to Terra Arcus, upon her arrival she soon learns that what happens next isn't going to be up to her. The huge, fearsomely sexy tiger shifter in charge of auctioning off human females as mates has chosen her for himself, and he is looking forward to taming her and making her his in every way. Marked for the Gryphons by Golden Angel Eva intended to infiltrate Terra Arcus via the bride program, but she ended up stripped bare and sold to three gryphon shifters. As she is flown to her new home on the back of a terrifying beast with her cheeks blushing and her well-spanked bottom burning, she knows the most shameful part is yet to come. Her mates don't just plan to share her, they plan to take her all at once. Sabretooth by Delta James When reporter Tegan Mason sets out to expose the truth about the women who volunteer to work on Terra Arcus, she ends up taken captive and sent there herself to be sold at auction. But the shifters of Clan Sabre don't buy mates, they take them, and when the ship that transported her is raided she finds herself being carried off by a brute who has no intention of claiming her gently. Mamuut's Haven by Morganna Williams Caring for what is left of her people is all that keeps Haven going, but her life is changed forever when the alpha of Clan Mamuut saves her from scavengers. The massive, effortlessly dominant mammoth shifter informs Haven that she is his mate, and in spite of her defiance she has soon been bared and very soundly spanked. But before he claims her, she will be made to beg for it. Their Sassy Mate by Lesley Clark When her quest to track down her sister prompts her to accept help from a mysterious stranger, Susie ends up on Terra Arcus in the company of a man who turns out to be an alpha shifter. But her guide soon makes it clear that not only is he planning to claim her as his mate and spank her any time she disobeys him, he will be sharing her with another wolf from his pack as well. Publisher's Note: Claimed Brides is the second book of the Brides of Terra Arcus series. The novellas of this collection include spankings and sexual scenes. If such material offends you, please don't buy this book.

  • Author: Pepper North
  • Publisher: Stormy Night Publications (July 23, 2021)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Science Fiction & Fantasy