Sci-Fi Summer Reading List

The Sun is out; the breeze is warm. Summer has arrived! And with it, the opportunity to spend lazy afternoons with a good book in your hands, traveling to far destinations within the reaches of your imagination. Isn’t that great? Here are 5 books to keep you company this summer. Whether you want to have a vacation on a space station or a distant planet, these books are your ticket to your next great destination.

1. Ternary by Kristin L. Stamper

Promising to take the cyborg story to a whole new level, TERNARY will warm your heart like the hottest summer sun. Will this cyborg sucumb to her human side or will she reccoil from the prople who hate her for what she is?

Blurb:

Elora isn’t a robot, but she isn’t human either. She’s an abominable combination of the two, a cyborg. For this offense, she must face judgment in a court of law. There, it will be decided if she’s a person, owed the same rights as any other, or an object, owed no rights at all.

But when a last-ditch effort to demonstrate her humanity backfires, Elora is faced with an element of human nature she always hoped to avoid: love. The consciousness of a dead man is accidentally downloaded into her cybernetic brain, and she becomes infatuated with his still-living husband—whether she wants to or not.

For Elora, making her way in a solar system that fears and hates her has been hard enough. Now, she must do it as an intermediary between lovers while keeping her own heart in check. With the trial fast approaching, and anti-robot protesters demanding her head, Elora can’t afford to get swept up in someone else’s love story.

Ternary is now available to preorder through Amazon Kindle. However, if you preorder direcly from NineStar press you can get the book three days early!

2. Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

If your perfect summer adventure includes heart stopping thirlls, give PROJECT HAIL MARY a try. From the author who brought us Project Hail Mary is a new science-based thriller that Hard Sci-Fi fans won’t want to miss!

Blurb:

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, Ryland realizes that an impossible task now confronts him. Hurtling through space on this tiny ship, it’s up to him to puzzle out an impossible scientific mystery—and conquer an extinction-level threat to our species.

And with the clock ticking down and the nearest human being light-years away, he’s got to do it all alone.

Or does he?

An irresistible interstellar adventure as only Andy Weir could deliver, 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.

3. Gearbreakers by Zoe Hana Mikuta

This summer, get your fix of giant robots action and travel to war-torn dystopian land! Described as perfect if you loved Pacific Rim, Red Rising, and the Legend Series. Available June 29, 2021!

Blurb:

The shadow of Godolia’s tyrannical rule is spreading, aided by their giant mechanized weapons known as Windups. War and oppression are everyday constants for the people of the Badlands, who live under the thumb of their cruel Godolia overlords.

Eris Shindanai is a Gearbreaker, a brash young rebel who specializes in taking down Windups from the inside. When one of her missions goes awry and she finds herself in a Godolia prison, Eris meets Sona Steelcrest, a cybernetically enhanced Windup pilot. At first Eris sees Sona as her mortal enemy, but Sona has a secret: She has intentionally infiltrated the Windup program to destroy Godolia from within.

As the clock ticks down to their deadliest mission yet, a direct attack to end Godolia’s reign once and for all, Eris and Sona grow closer–as comrades, friends, and perhaps something more… 

4. The Last Watch by J.S. Dewes

Maybe you want to spend your summer exploring the glaxy with all the mentall richness Hrd Sci-Fi can offer. Enter THE LAST WATCH by J.S. Dewes. Dewes offer us a tale of survival at the edge of the universe that has been compared as The Expanse meets Game of Thrones.

Blurb:

The Divide.

It’s the edge of the universe.

Now it’s collapsing—and taking everyone and everything with it.

The only ones who can stop it are the Sentinels—the recruits, exiles, and court-martialed dregs of the military.

At the Divide, Adequin Rake commands the Argus. She has no resources, no comms—nothing, except for the soldiers that no one wanted. Her ace in the hole could be Cavalon Mercer–genius, asshole, and exiled prince who nuked his grandfather’s genetic facility for “reasons.”

She knows they’re humanity’s last chance.

5. Skyward Inn by Aliyah Whiteley

Take a plunge into this beautiful book and chek in into the SKYWARD INN on future Earth. Maybe you’ll get a chance to visit planet Quita. A book about tragedy, family love and aliens.

Drink down the brew and dream of a better Earth.
Skyward Inn, within the high walls of the Western Protectorate, is a place of safety, where people come together to tell stories of the time before the war with Qita.
But safety from what?

Qita surrendered without complaint when Earth invaded; Innkeepers Jem and Isley, veterans from either side, have regrets but few scars.
Their peace is disturbed when a visitor known to Isley comes to the Inn asking for help, bringing reminders of an unnerving past and triggering an uncertain future.
Did humanity really win the war?

A thoughtful, literary novel about conflict, identity and community; a fresh new perspective in speculative fiction from critically-acclaimed writer Aliya Whiteley. Jamaica Inn by way of Jeff Vandermeer, Ursula Le Guin, Angela Carter and Michel Faber, Skyward Inn is a beautiful story of belonging, identity and regret.

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