No matter how young or old you are, books will always be right there available for anyone to enjoy. Whether you’re a kid on her first day of middle school or an eighty-year-old man on his trip to the beach, books are always an option for anyone to gain knowledge as well as entertainment from. There are different genres of books you can read, and science fiction is one of the most loved genres of people of varying ages.
Sci-fi lets you spark that imagination of yours, taking you to different places, even outside our planet Earth, or to an entirely different galaxy. It can take you to a whole new world, living different lives, experiencing life from a different perspective, and meeting new people who you can learn from, just by reading a book. If you’re an avid sci-fi reader, here are some of the fantastic new sci-fi books you should definitely keep an eye out for this year.
1. Sun-Daughters, Sea-Daughters by Aimee Ogden
With the timelessness of a beloved fairy tale, Sun-daughters, Sea-daughters has all the wonder and romance of a classic sci-fi novel written.
2. A History of What Comes Next by Sylvain Neuvel
The author weaves a sci-fi thriller reminiscent of Blake Crouch and Andy Weir, showing that truth is stranger than fiction. This book presents its readers a blending of fast-moving, darkly satirical look at 1940s rocketry, and an exploration of the amorality of progress and the nature of violence.
3. Machinehood by S.B. Divya
Zero Dark Thirty meets The Social Network in this science fiction thriller created by the Hugo Award nominee S.B. Divya. This sci-fi is about artificial intelligence, sentience, and labour rights, all set in a near-future, highly dominated by the gig economy.
4. Gearbreakers by Zoe Hana Mikuta
Two girls on opposite sides of war come upon the realisation that they’re fighting for a common purpose, and unexpectedly find themselves falling for each other. Zoe Hana Mikuta’s high-octane debut Gearbreakers is absolutely perfect for fans of Marie Lu’s Legend series and Pierce Brown’s Red Rising Saga.
5. Unity by Elly Bangs
Giving rise to the mettlesome trait of Mad Max and the utopianism of Sense8, this absorbing sci-fi debut is a dynamic vision of the identity’s fluidity. With Unity, breakout the author has managed to create a prescient, moving, and unforgettable adventure that expands upon human consciousness and its possibilities.
6. How to Mars by David Ebenbach
What happens when your dream mission to Mars turns out to be a reality television nightmare? Find out in How to Mars. This debut sci-fi filled with heart follows the tradition of Ray Bradbury’s Martian Chronicles, a dash of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and a hint of The Real World.
You can head to your nearest book store to get your own copies of these books, or you can buy them online. If you want to save up a couple of bucks, you can head to couponninja.com to get yourself a pretty decent discount. At the same time, consider selling your old books so that others can also get to know your favourite characters and enjoy some sci-fi action.
These are just some of the most-awaited sci-fi books for the year 2021. Make sure to show your love and support for your favourite authors so that they can whip up more books for you to enjoy. Even better, let that imagination and creativity of yours shine and write your own sci-fi book. Who knows? You might become one of the greatest sci-fi authors of all time.