CUSFS' Favourite Hard Sci-Fi ¤ by The Librarian

Hard sci-fi does not see the laws of physics as limits but uses them as inspiration. Here are some books that would make a PhysNatSci tremble in excitement.

  • Tau Zero ¤ Poul Anderson, 1970

    Poul Anderson's Tau Zero is an outstanding work of science fiction, in part because it combines two qualities that are often at odds in this genre: an interest in the emotional lives of its characters and a fascination with all things technological and scientific. In Tau Zero these components are not merely fused; they work together with a ... [more]

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    Tau Zero
  • Revelation Space ¤ Alastair Reynolds, 2001

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  • Red Mars ¤ Kim Stanley Robinson, 1993

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  • Ender's Game ¤ Orson Scott Card, 1985
    Book 1 of the Ender's Game series

    This is on here only on the proviso that no money goes to Orson Scott Card.

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  • The Time Ships ¤ Stephen Baxter, 1995

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  • A Fire Upon the Deep ¤ Vernor Vinge, 1992

    A rescue mission races against time to save a pair of children being held captive by a medieval lupine race, and recover the weapon that will keep the universe from being changed forever. Winner of the Hugo Award in 1993, and nominated for the Nebula and John W. Campbell Memorial Award in the same year.

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  • The Forever War ¤ Joe W. Haldeman, 1974

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  • The Algebraist ¤ Iain M. Banks, 2004

    It is 4034 AD. Humanity has made it to the stars. Fassin Taak, a Slow Seer at the Court of the Nasqueron Dwellers, will be fortunate if he makes it to the end of the year. The Nasqueron Dwellers inhabit a gas giant on the outskirts of the galaxy, in a system awaiting its wormhole connection to the rest of civilisation. In the meantime, the ... [more]

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  • Inverted World ¤ Christopher Priest, 1850

    A gem of a book whose brilliant premise is not at first obvious from its unassumingly human narration. Delivers on the inverted world promised in the title, but not in the way you might think.

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