Looking for your next read? Take a look at our pick of the best science fiction thrillers of all time. Some are eerily plausible, others are horrifyingly good, but all present compelling visions of humanity’s possible future. Here are some of the total binge potential sci-fi thrillers:
Neuromancer by William Gibson
Winning the Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick Awards, Neuromancer is a science fiction thriller masterpiece you must not miss. A classic work that ranks as one of this century’s most potent visions of the future. This book follows Case, a sharp data thief who crossed the wrong people. Now crippled and banished from cyberspace, he takes up an adventure that upped the ante on an entire genre of fiction. William Gibson’s work was the first fully-realized glimpse of humankind’s possible future. With a finely crafted grittiness, this sci-fi thriller forever altered the landscape of our imaginations.
The Russian Madhouse by Rick Badman
Rick Badman is back with a sequel to his debut science fiction novel, The Madhouse Project. This follows yet again Dick Thurman, an automotive engineer who was recruited to an organization based in Siberia. His hopes to build an electric flying car will finally come to fruition, or so he thought. He’s dragged in the adventure of his lifetime. Alongside his wife Kate, the couple is set to complete an intergalactic mission. The Russian Madhouse is a story filled with tenderness, danger, daring, and wit strewed to build myriad delights for readers. This book promises a worthwhile read, and it delivers. Add this book to your growing to-be-read list.
Thronebreakers by Rebecca Coffindaffer
Rebecca Coffindaffer follows up her amazing novel Crownchasers with this story that will have you hooked till the end. In this installment, Alyssa Farshot is hellbent on revenge for the events that unfolded during the first book. This electrifying closing novel is jam-packed with tension and thrills from its first page. Crownchasers was sharp, witty, and exhilarating, and in this second book, it was even more so, filled with intrigue and romance, unique tech, and cool alien worlds you could think of. Thronebreakers delivers a fast-paced adventure that pulls no punches. Expect the unexpected since this sci-fi thriller offers many surprises.
This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone
With the collaboration of two great minds comes a sci-fi thriller you won’t be able to put down. This book follows two time-traveling rivals who fell in love and must change the past to ensure their future. This is How You Lose the Time War has captured the attention of many readers for its love letter-based storytelling, which you can’t find in other books. The authors exquisitely crafted a tale: part enthralling romance, part mind-blowing science fiction adventure spanning time and space. Bit by bit, the story reveals layers of meaning as it plays with cause and effect, advanced technologies, and intricate wordplay. This book is one of those rare stories that wind its way into your mind. This short novel is an amazing read.
The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling
Caitlin Starling’s The Luminous Dead is a thrilling, atmospheric debut with the intensive drive that will leave you in horror. When Gyre Price lied her way into an expedition, all she thought she’d be doing was to map out mineral deposits, but she was so wrong. As she descends the mine, she finds her sense of control giving way to paranoia and anger. The Luminous Dead is tense and well-paced, taut and terrifyingly good. This book never lets you breathe for more than an instant before pushing you further into the unknown. Caitlin dives deep into the human psyche and the ability for cruelty alongside compassion.