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

GOOD Culture & Mystery

Cover Image
Julian Comstock
Robert Charles Wilson

In the reign of President Deklan Comstock, a reborn United States is struggling back to...

Cover Image
Greg Bear

It’s the second decade of the twenty-first century, and terrorism has escalated almost beyond...

Cover Image
Altered Carbon
Richard K. Morgan

In the twenty-fifth century, humankind has spread throughout the galaxy, monitored by the...

Cover Image
Perdido Street Station
China Mieville

Beneath the towering bleached ribs of a dead, ancient beast lies New Crobuzon, a squalid city...

Cover Image
Geoff Ryman

Chung Mae is the only connection her small farming village has to culture of a wider world...

Cover Image
The Prefect
Alastair Reynolds

Tom Dreyfus is a Prefect, a law enforcement officer with the Panoply. His beat is the multi...

Cover Image
Kiln People
David Brin

In a perilous future where disposable duplicate bodies fulfill every legal and illicit whim of...

Cover Image
Singularity Sky
Charles Stross

Four hundred years in the future, time travel has been perfected and groundbreaking developmen...

Cover Image
Steal Across the Sky
Nancy Kress

The aliens appeared one day, built a base on the moon, and put an ad on the internet:


Cover Image
Rudy Rucker

A maladjusted computer industry billionaire and a somewhat crazy US president initiate a...

Cover Image
M. John Harrison

In M. John Harrison’s dangerously illuminating new novel, three quantum outlaws face a univers...

Cover Image
Counting Heads
David Marusek

The year is 2134, and the Information Age has given rise to the Boutique Economy in which mass...

Cover Image
Agent to the Stars
John Scalzi

The space-faring Yherajk have come to Earth to meet us and to begin humanity’s first interstel...

Cover Image
Warren Hammond

Juno is a dirty cop with a difficult past and an uncertain future. When his family and thousan...

Cover Image
Mark Budz

In a world where image is everything, where the past is more real than the present, the rich...

Cover Image
John Meaney

Nulapeiron is a world isolated for twelve centuries. Its billions of inhabitants occupy...

Cover Image
Neal Stephenson

For ten years Fraa Erasmas, a young avout, has lived in a cloistered sanctuary for mathematic...

Cover Image
The Atrocity Archives
Charles Stross

Bob Howard is a computer-hacker desk jockey, who has more than enough trouble keeping up with...

Cover Image
A Stranger in Paradise
Edward M. Lerner

Enter the peripatetic and creative mind of speculative-fiction author Edward M. Lerner...

Cover Image
The Consciousness Plague
Paul Levinson

Now, D'Amato, hero of a number of stories published in Analog, is back.

The Conscio...

Cover Image
The Unincorporated Man
Dani Kollin, et al.

The incredible has happened. A billionaire businessman from our time, frozen in secret in the...

Cover Image
Mark Budz

It's a post-ecocaust world. Welcome to it.

In the San Jose of tomorrow, all of...

Cover Image
Broken Angels
Richard Morgan

Fifty years after the events of ALTERED CARBON, Takeshi Kovacs is serving as a mercenary in...

Cover Image
Woken Furies
Richard Morgan

Takeshi Kovacs has come home. Home to Harlan's World. An ocean planet with only 5% of its...

Cover Image
InterstellarNet: New Order
Edward M. Lerner

The next chapter in Edward M. Lerner's InterstellarNet saga is a startling adventure of Second...

Cover Image
The Return
Ben Bova

In the 1980s, an alien starship visited Earth. While investigating what appeared to be a...

Cover Image
The Speed of Dark
Elizabeth Moon

Thoughtful, poignant, and unforgettable, The Speed of Dark is a gripping exploration into the...

Cover Image
Mind Over Ship
David Marusek

The year is 2135, and the international program to seed the galaxy with human colonies has...


For each book, we provide direct links to the online bookstore of your choice. Just click Go To. To learn more about a book, click its cover or title. Click Series for books that are part of a series and you will see the entire series. Have fun browsing our shelves!