Outer space doesn’t feel so far away with these spacefaring adventures, including the newest from the world of The Expanse. Check out our top picks for science fiction books in March 2022.
Memory’s Legion by James S.A. Corey
Release date: March 15
Den of Geek says: For the first time, all of Corey’s stories set in the world of The Expanse are available in one print volume, along with behind-the-scenes notes from the authors.
Publisher’s summary: On Mars, a scientist experiments with a new engine that will one day become the drive that fuels humanity’s journey into the stars.
On an asteroid station, a group of prisoners are oblivious to the catastrophe that awaits them.
On a future Earth beset by overpopulation, pollution, and poverty, a crime boss desperately seeks to find a way off planet.
On an alien world, a human family struggles to establish a colony and make a new home.
All these stories and more are featured in this unmissable collection set in the hardscrabble world of The Expanse.
Until the Last of Me by Sylvain Neuvel
Release date: March 29
Den of Geek says: Cinematic writer Neuvel’s science fiction series continues with a fast-paced alternate space race.
Publisher’s summary: The First Rule is the most important: Always run, never fight.
For generations, Mia’s family has shaped human history to push them to the stars.
The year is 1968 and she is on the cusp of destiny, poised to launch the first humans into space.
But she cannot take them to the stars, not quite yet. Her adversary is at her heels, the future of the planet at stake, and obeying the First Rule is no longer an option.
For the first time in one-hundred generations, Mia’s family will have to choose to stand their ground, risking not only their bloodline, but the future of the human race.
A darkly satirical thriller, as seen through the eyes of the women who sacrifice all to make progress possible and the men who are determined to stop them.
Stars and Bones by Gareth L. Powell
Publisher: Titan Books
Release date: March 1
Den of Geek says: Another of this month’s harder science fiction releases has gained praise from Adrian Tchaikovsky and comparisons to Ann Leckie.
Publisher’s summary: Seventy-five years from today, the human race has been cast from a dying Earth to wander the stars in a vast fleet of arks—each shaped by its inhabitants into a diverse and fascinating new environment, with its own rules and eccentricities.
When her sister disappears while responding to a mysterious alien distress call, Eryn insists on being part of the crew sent to look for her. What she discovers on Candidate-623 is both terrifying and deadly. When the threat follows her back to the fleet and people start dying, she is tasked with seeking out a legendary recluse who may just hold the key to humanity’s survival.