Outside of a dog, a book and a novel is a man’s best friend. but what if i tell you that you can have not just one but four best friends in these exciting books. All five of these sci-Fi and best fantasy book series have at least four books available–or four scheduled, in the case of the Murderbot Diaries. Those with bigger reading appetites will be delighted by the even longer book series toward the end of this list.
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The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells
While it’s not unheard of to have an unnamed protagonist, in this series the unnamed protagonist decides to call itself “Murderbot,” since no one else actually cared to give it a name. A partially organic, partially mechanical SecUnit gains control of its own systems after a horrific murder spree, but all Murderbot wants to do with its freedom is spend time watching its entertainment videos in between security gigs. Unfortunately, Murderbot has an eye for trouble always, and also unfortunately, Murderbot might be developing…feelings…about the humans it’s protecting.
The Great Library by Rachel Caine
Rachel Caine’s fans are legion, whether they are reading her Weather Warden novels, the Morganville Vampires books, or her Stillhouse Lake thrillers…but the Great Library books rank among readers’ favorites. Here, the Great Library of Alexandria never burned and now it controls all knowledge. Owning books is illegal; learning things the Great Library doesn’t want you to know is almost impossible. But Jess has learned quite a bit through black-market books, and when he gets the chance to get inside the Great Library itself, he knows the risk is great, but so might be the rewards.
Odyssey One by Evan Currie
Evan Currie has released book seven in the Odyssey One series earlier in 2018, continuing to deliver more aliens and more battles as Eric Weston and his crew have to deal with the ever-changing allia
nces in a galaxy far from our own but still close enough to be a threat. Top military science fiction for readers looking for lots of action both on-planet and all over the stars.
The Chronicles of St Mary’s by Jodi Taylor
Time travel books can be a challenge to write convincingly, but Taylor loads her novels about a secret group of time-traveling historians are so funny and have so much humor and historical detail that you’ll happily skim over any concerns and enjoy the ride. These historians have no intention of changing the past but rather want to observe and look upon the events that have been masked by the mists of time. Unfortunately, “observation” sometimes gets more hands-on than intended, and the consequences can be disastrous and definitely hilarious.
Star Carrier by Ian Douglas
SF writer Ian Douglas’s eighth book in the Star Carrier series comes out in November 2018, so if you start reading now, you’ll have plenty of time to get caught up before launching into Bright Light. Briskly paced, plus smart in how it deals with spaceflight and battle tactics, this military SF series isn’t scared to throw a lot of technical jargon around but counterbalances it with explosive action scenes. Character-focused readers might be disappointed in the Star Carrier books because there’s no character to obsess with in particcular, but those who enjoy the tension of humanity battling for survival against a more powerful threat will get a thrill.