Science fiction is one of the best and most popular genres of today’s world as the world is trying to escape reality by holding the hands of fantasy. This list of 10 best sci-fi novels in the first quarter of 2022 is captivating and they would not let you abandon them without completing them.
Best Sci-fi Novels in the First Quarter of 2022:
- How High We Go In The Dark – Sequoia Nagamatsu
- Stars And Bones – Gareth L. Powell
- Goliath – Tochi Onyebuchi
- Light Years from Home – Mike Chen
- Clean Air – Sarah Blake
- Dead Silence – S. A. Barnes
- Sisters of the Forsaken Stars – Lina Rather
- Memory’s Legion – James S. A. Corey
- Until the Last of Me – Sylvain Neuvel
- Sea of Tranquility – Emily St. John Mandel
How High We Go In The Dark – Sequoia Nagamatsu
Nagamatsu’s novel is about a heartbroken scientist who s searching for a remedy as he finds a second opportunity at fatherhood when one of the subjects of his experiment – a pig – develops the capability for human speech.
Stars And Bones – Gareth L. Powell
Seventy-five years from this day, the human race has been cast from a fading Earth to stroll the stars in an infinite fleet of arks—each formed by its population into a varied and enthralling fresh environment, with its rules and strangeness. When her sister vanishes while reacting to a baffling alien distress call, Eryn persists in being part of the team sent to look for her. What she finds out about Candidate-623 is both frightening and fatal.
Goliath – Tochi Onyebuchi
2050 – Planet earth has begun to empty and the privileged ones are departing to the United States for the comfort of the colonies. The place which was once the home is now a wreck left behind by the colonists. This book explores several aspects through characters – a space-dweller looking at Connecticut as an opportunity to reconnect lover, a group of workers trying to renew the cities, a journalist attempting to capture witnessed violence on the streets, and more.
Light Years from Home – Mike Chen
This book is a perfect blend of imagination, action, and emotion because even though every home has its family issues, no one can blame it on the extraterrestrials. Light Years From Home is a touching drama regarding a challenge as hard as protecting the galaxy – and forming peace with yourself and your family.
Clean Air – Sarah Blake
Izabel raises Cami, her young daughter, and tries to make peace with her mother’s demise. She tries to make peace with this world of clean air but she feels nothing but stuck. And soon enough the peace is disrupted by a serial killer. At the same time, Cami begins to talk in her sleep about murders which she can’t recall after waking up.
Dead Silence – S. A. Barnes
Claire Kovalik is not very far away from getting fired but with empty hands and no desire to come back Claire and her team decide to investigate when her crew picks up an odd signal. The discovery of the other end of the signal was shocking – a luxury space named Aurora – a liner that disappeared on its maiden tour of the vast solar system more than 20 years ago. But something is not right about Aurora.
Sisters of the Forsaken Stars – Lina Rather
The mission of Saint Rita is to provide mercy and aid to those in need. They witness and confronted the atrocities of Central Governance on the remote planet of Phyosonga III. The sisters are struggling and running ever since while trying hard to respect their calling.
Memory’s Legion – James S. A. Corey
This is a collection of short fiction by James S. A. Corey, which means it is a must-read. Some of the contents are – Drive, The Butcher of Anderson Station, Gods of Risk, Strange Dogs, Auberon, The Vital Abyss, and more.
Until the Last of Me – Sylvain Neuvel
For over 100 generations Mia’s family has formed Earth’s past to push humanity far to the stars, and make cruel and twisting choices along the way. And now, Mia is on her way to help launch humans into space. She is on the verge of risking not only her bloodline but the future of the human race.
Sea of Tranquility – Emily St. John Mandel
This is another captivating story by Mandel which explores the ambition and imagination of a seemingly disparate array of people who come in touch with a time traveller who must fight the pull of altering the past and the future. The characters include a lonely girl who films a forest and faces disruption, a writer of a best-selling pandemic fiction who goes on a tour during a real pandemic, a British exile in the early 1900s on the West Coast of Canada, and more.
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