Space Books!


You can download the base list as a PDF, or view the always-growing list below!

Young Adult Books – Space-focused sci-fi has historically been an overlooked subgenre in the young adult category, so I’ve included some awesome forthcoming books to round out your TBR!

  1. Across the Universe by Beth Revis
  2. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  3. Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza
  4. Starflight by Melissa Landers
  5. Dare Mighty Things by Heather Kaczynski
  6. Unearthed by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
  7. Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray
  8. Zodiac by Romina Russell
  9. Honor Among Thieves by Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre
  10. Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston (out 2/27/18)
  11. Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne (out 5/1/18)
  12. Sanctuary by Caryn Lix (out 7/24/18)
  13. Ignite the Stars by Maura Milan (out 9/4/18)
  14. The Disasters by M.K. England (out 12/18/18)

Adult Books – Some newer titles, some classics, and some that are yet to come!

  1. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
  2. Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee
  3. The Martian by Andy Weir
  4. Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
  5. Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
  6. The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi
  7. The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley
  8. Old Man’s War by John Scalzi
  9. Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky
  10. Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold
  11. Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey
  12. Foundation by Issac Asimov
  13. Foreigner by C.J. Cherryh
  14. Planetside by Michael Mammay (out 7/31/2018)

Middle Grade & Kids Books – Another age category where space-based sci-fi is way underrepresented, but what’s out there is great!

  1. Jupiter Pirates: Hunt for the Hydra by Jason Fry
  2. Bounders: Earth Force Rising by Monica Tesler
  3. Mars Evacuees by Sophia McDougall
  4. Daniel Coldstar: the Relic War by Stel Pavlou
  5. Last Day on Mars by Kevin Emerson
  6. George’s Secret Key to the Universe by Lucy Hawking, Stephen Hawking
  7. Voyagers: Project Alpha by D.J. MacHale
  8. The Planet Thieves by Dan Krokos
  9. The Lost Planet by Rachel Searles
  10. Cakes in Space by Philip Reeve and Sarah Mcintyre
  11. MiNRS by Kevin Sylvester
  12. Beep and Bob by Jonathan Roth

Picture Books – Not just for kids! I read tons of picture books and I don’t even have children. They’re awesome for a quick read that’ll leave you feeling good.

  1. Interstellar Cinderella by Deborah Underwood
  2. If You Decide To Go To The Moon by Faith McNulty
  3. Life on Mars by John Agee
  4. Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 by Brian Floca
  5. Armstrong: The Adventurous Journey of a Mouse to the Moon by Torben Kuhlmann
  6. A Is for Astronaut: Exploring Space from A to Z by Traci N. Todd & Sara Gillingham
  7. The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot by Margaret McNamara &‎ Mark Fearing
  8. Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers
  9. Zathura by Chris Van Allsburg
  10. Aliens in Underpants Save the World by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort

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