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8 best romantic sci-fi novels

8 Best Romantic Sci-fi Novels

Sci-fi novels are usually portrayed as being cold and otherworldly, but they sometimes have the cutest romances too. Take Divergent for instance, the love story of Tobias and Tris took all our breaths away. So here’s a list of 8 best romantic sci-fi novels in recent times, that are full of love and goofy cringe but also have wild scientific imagination.

Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao

8 Best Romantic Sci-fi Novels - Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao
8 Best Romantic Sci-fi Novels – Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao

This introduction to a brilliant series follows a world in which the girls of a Chinese kingdom offer themselves up as slaves to men who pilot robot airplanes that fight with the aliens beyond the wall. Our protagonist gives herself up as a slave in order to avenge her sister and kill the man who killed her. But she might just end up in love with him.

Starling by Isabel Strychacz

Starling by Isabel Strychacz
Starling by Isabel Strychacz

In this story, two sisters try to shield a gorgeous young boy who lands up in their backyard. And one of them falls in love with him. But there’s a hook – the boy is not from this world. And the world he lives in is full of mysterious science fantasy. This is a book that blends cosmic science fiction with a beautiful romantic saga.

The Kindred by Alechia Dow

8 Best Romantic Sci-fi Novels - The Kindred by Alechia Dow
8 Best Romantic Sci-fi Novels – The Kindred by Alechia Dow

The female protagonist of this novel, Joy is a woman from a lowly planet who works as a kindred to the nobility’s local Don Juan. And the male protagonist is Felix, who is the Duke who is all too eager to meet his Kindred. What unfolds between them is a beautiful romance with elements of interstellar science fiction that will blow your mind.

Unearthed by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Unearthed by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Unearthed by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

In this story, an alien race called the Undying communicates with earth, and talks of their capacity to undo Earth’s environmental damage. Against this background, a romance blossoms between a scholar looking for research opportunities and a scavenger trying to thwart them. This romance might just be the end of the earth.

The Darkness Outside us by Eliot Schrefer

8 Best Romantic Sci-fi Novels - The Darkness Outside us by Eliot Schrefer
8 Best Romantic Sci-fi Novels – The Darkness Outside us by Eliot Schrefer

This LGBTQUA romance takes place on a spaceship when two enemies are put together for a common purpose. The two remaining countries on earth must unite in order to help a woman sent to another planet. In the process, what ends up undergoing unification might just be people more than races or species.

A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

Our protagonist Marguerite’s parents make a shocking invention – a device called Firebird which allows people to navigate universes. But when a man, Paul, kills her father, she vows to destroy him. While travelling through different universes with him, however, she realizes that he might just be the love of her life. And that he may not be as guilty as she thought.

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

8 Best Romantic Sci-fi Novels - Across the Universe by Beth Revis
8 Best Romantic Sci-fi Novels – Across the Universe by Beth Revis

This book follows the seventeen year old Amy who enters a spaceship as frozen cargo, expecting to wake up on a different planet post three centuries. But things go awry and someone from the ship is trying to kill ger. And as she tries to discover the culprit, she ends up falling in love, most unexpectedly.

Winter’s Orbit by Everina Maxwell

Winter’s Orbit by Everina Maxwell
Winter’s Orbit by Everina Maxwell

This story unfolds in a multiverse where one planet, Iskat dominates the politics of the whole world. However, under Prince Taam’s rule, Thea and some other planets have begun to drift apart. After Prince Taam’s death, his widower Jainan must marry Taam’s cousin Kiem in order to foster peace. But it soon comes to light that Taam’s death may actually be a murder and that Jainan himself is a suspect. Jainan and Kiem must navigate the choppy waters of their marriage to prevent an interplanetary war.

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