Latest Science Fiction Books That are Way too Real
Conquest by Nina Allan - Frank sees patterns in everything and gets drawn into an elaborate conspiracy theory about a secret alien invasion, supposedly predicted by an obscure 1950s science fiction tale by John C Sylvester.
Him by Geoff Ryman - A powerful historical fiction, recreating ordinary life in first-century Judea; but it is also a science fiction novel about the multiverse, alienness and the possibilities of reality.
Some Desperate Glory by Emily Tesh - Desperate Glory moves briskly, page-turningly, and provides all the satisfactions of widescreen galactic worldbuilding and adventure as it goes.
In Ascension by Martin MacInnes- Two sisters take different paths through life: outgoing Leigh becomes a marine biologist and travels the world; quieter, smaller Helena stays home with their mother and becomes a financial lawyer.
Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree - A story about a group of friends who meet at a coffee shop to play a tabletop role-playing game, but their game becomes all too real.
The Spare Man by Mary Robinette Kowal - A science fiction novel about a man who is the last of his kind, and his journey to find a new home.
The Daughter of Doctor Moreauby Silvia Moreno-Garcia - A retelling of the classic science fiction novel The Island of Doctor Moreau, from the perspective of the doctor's daughter.
The Future by Naomi Alderman - A novel about private weather, technological prophecy, and highly deniable weapons, and a handful of friends planning a heist that could mean the end of civilization.
Silver Nitrate by Silvia Moreno-Garcia A story about a woman who discovers a strange substance that can bring the dead back to life.
The Water Outlaws by S.L. Huang - An epic saga of martial arts and insurrection inspired by the seminal Chinese novel Water Margin.
Fractal Noise by Ted Chiang - A collection of science fiction stories that explore the nature of consciousness, the limits of technology, and the meaning of existence.