Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic
-Arthur C. Clarke, Profiles of the Future
And that is the story of the boy who cried Dragon! Of course, when dragons sit around the campfire at night or tuck their children into bed, they tell the story of the dragon who cried Boy!
-Mike Resnick, Young Warriors: Stories of Strength
Morning comes whether you set the alarm or not.
-Ursula K. Le Guin
It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.
-Ursula K. Le Guin
A city's only ever three hot meals away from anarchy.
-Alastair Reynolds, Terminal World
Never fire a laser at a mirror.
-Larry Niven
The gods do not protect fools. Fools are protected by more capable fools.
-Larry Niven, Ringworld
When it comes to privacy and accountability, people always demand the former for themselves and the latter for everyone else.
-David Brin
We're all born strangers to ourselves and each other, and we're seldom formally introduced.
-Robert Charles Wilson, Spin
Politics is ugly. Never doubt what small men will do for great power.
-Paolo Bacigalupi, The Windup Girl
Once, poets were magicians. Poets were… stronger than warriors or kings, stronger than old hapless gods. And they will be strong once again.
-Greg Bear
This is how humans are: We question all our beliefs, except for the ones that we really believe in, and those we never think to question.
-Orson Scott Card, Speaker for the Dead
Ignorance killed the cat; curiosity was framed!
-C.J. Cherryh
We seem to be young, in a very old Galaxy. We're like kids tiptoeing through a ruined mansion.
-Stephen Baxter, Ark
Even galaxy-spanning anarchist utopias of stupefying full-spectrum civilizational power have turf wars within their unacknowledged militaries.
-Iain M. Banks, Matter
Science fiction is often very far from escapism; in fact you might say that science fiction is escape into reality.
-Arthur C. Clarke
Man is not a rational animal; he is a rationalizing animal.
-Robert A. Heinlein, Assignment in Eternity
'Normal' is a dryer setting.
-Elizabeth Moon, The Speed of Dark
I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never expect it.
-Jack Handey, Deep Thoughts
Fantasy is the impossible made probable. Science fiction is the improbable made possible.
-Rod Serling, creator of The Twilight Zone
Anything you dream is fiction, and anything you accomplish is science. The whole history of mankind is nothing but science fiction.
-Ray Bradbury

Space Opera

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    The Quantum Thief
    Hannu Rajaniemi

    Jean le Flambeur is a post-human criminal, mind burglar, confidence artist, and trickster. His...

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    Firebird
    Jack McDevitt

    Forty-one years ago the renowned physicist Chris Robin vanished. Before his disappearance, his...

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    Leviathan Wakes
    James S.A. Corey

    Humanity has colonized the solar system - Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt and beyond - but...

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    The Technician
    Neal L. Asher

    The Theocracy has been dead for twenty years, and the Polity rules on Masada but it is an...

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    Polaris
    Jack McDevitt

    Jack McDevitt brings back the daring Alex Benedict from A Talent for War, thrusting him into a...

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    Paloma
    Kristine Kathryn Rusch

    Retrieval Artist Miles Flint undertakes the most personal investigation of his career when his...

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    Night Train to Rigel
    Timothy Zahn

    It all starts when a man comes to deliver a message to Frank Compton--only to fall dead at his...

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    Orphans of Earth
    Sean Williams and Shane Dix

    After Earth's demise, the last survivors have one goal: to contact any extant colonies left...

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    Redemption Ark
    Alastair Reynolds

    The Inhibitors are back and Humanity is doomed! Many, many millennia ago, the Inhibitors...

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    Diamond Star
    Catherine Asaro

    Del Valdoria was an heir of the Ruby Dynasty, rulers of the interstellar empire called the...

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    Runner
    William C. Dietz

    Interstellar courier Jak Rebo becomes involved with a beautiful woman who has the key to ins...

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    Chindi
    Jack McDevitt

    The universe has been explored--and humanity has all but given up on finding other intelligent...

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    The Risen Empire
    Scott Westerfeld

    The undead Emperor has ruled his mighty interstellar empire of eighty human worlds for sixteen...

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    The Quiet War
    Paul McAuley

    Twenty-third century Earth, ravaged by climate change, looks backwards to the holy ideal of a...

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    Echo
    Jack McDevitt

    A new novel of the fantastic unknown by the national bestselling author of Time Travelers...

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    The Temporal Void
    Peter F. Hamilton

    Long ago, the astrophysicist Inigo began dreaming scenes from the life of the remarkable...

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    The Last Colony
    John Scalzi

    John Perry and Jane Sagan--soldiers in Old Man's War and The Ghost Brigades--have laid down...

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    Recovery Man
    Kristine Kathryn Rusch

    Retrieval Artist Miles Flint has uncovered a long-held secret to his past linked to the Aleyd...

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    A Fire Upon The Deep
    Vernor Vinge

    In 1992 Vernor Vinge amazed the science fiction world with this epic novel of star-spanning...

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    Revelation Space
    Alastair Reynolds

    Nine hundred thousand years ago, something wiped out the Amarantin. For the human colonists...

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    The Widowmaker
    Mike Resnick

    One of the major voices in science fiction, Mike Resnick presents the first volume in a bold...

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    Omega
    Jack McDevitt

    A civilization-destroying omega cloud has switched direction, heading straight for a previousl...

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    Gridlinked
    Neal Asher

    Gridlinked is a science fiction adventure in the classic, fast-paced, action-packed tradition...

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    Spherical Harmonic
    Catherine Asaro

    Separated for decades by circumstance and political machinations, the Ruby Dynasty, hereditary...

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    Jack the Bodiless
    Julian May

    In the year 2051, Earth stood on the brink of acceptance as full member of the Galactic Milieu...

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    Santiago
    Mike Resnick

    Bandit, murderer, known to all, seen by none...has he killed a thousand men? Has he saved a...

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    Compass Reach
    Mark W. Tiedemann

    Fargo owes nothing to the Pan Humana. He turned his back on them long ago, when he was strippe...

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    The Reality Dysfunction
    Peter F. Hamilton

    Space is not the only void... In AD 2600 the human race is finally beginning to realize its...