Sci-fi reads for Star Wars junkies

May the Fourth be with you! If you are obsessed with all things Star Wars, then these nine books will satisfy your sci-fi cravings!

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Semiosis by Sue Burke

Humans have gone off into space in search of a perfect home. They found the planet they were looking for, but they weren’t prepared to face the native species living there. The two species will need to mutually communicate if they are to form an alliance.

Insignia by S.J. Kincaid

WWIII is raging on Earth as people fight to control the few remaining natural resources and the assets of the solar system. The world is at a breaking point and the savior may be scrawny 14-year-old Tom. Though an unlikely hero, his virtual reality skills have made him an incredible battle drone pilot.

Child of a Mad God by R.A. Salvatore

Aoleyn’s only hope at survival after the death of her parents is to learn to wield the power of the Song of Usgar. Though it will help her survive in the barbaric tribe she lives in, it also brings great danger. Her magic comes at a price, and the mountain demon will do everything to stop her from gaining freedom.

Gunpowder Moon by David Pedreira

The rules of space have changed since it became the best resource to rebuild following the environmental disasters that destroyed Earth. The oldest rule, Safety for All, has been broken, which has led to the first murder in the history of the moon. Can Caden Dechert solve the murder without being a pawn in the government’s game?

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Ender Wiggin is just a child when he is recruited by the world government to be trained to defend Earth against alien attack. He excels in the training games the school puts him through, and is ruthless, calculated and effective. But will he be able to remain so cold if there are real lives on the line?

Ready Player One by Earnest Cline

The real world has become an ugly and hopeless place, which is why people retreat to the virtual reality of OASIS. There are puzzles built into the world that promise players wealth and power. Wade is great at solving the puzzles, but other players are willing to kill to beat him and take the prize.

If Tomorrow Comes by Nancy Kress

The aliens that invaded Earth left 10 years before humans were able to build a ship to follow them. But when they arrive on the alien planet they realize that far more than 10 years have past. With no sign of help, the travelers are in a race against time to save humanity.

Exploring the solar system in search of planets used to be a job restricted to science fiction writers. Now, the galaxy is opening up and scientists are discovering a diverse array of planets. This non-fiction book explores the galaxy and the possibility of a second Earth.

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K Jemisin

Yeine Darr has been named an heiress to the king of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms following the mysterious death of her mother. The former societal outcast finds herself in the middle of an intense power struggle as she fights for the throne.

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Courtney Paasch

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Courtney Paasch is a book enthusiast and has been known to spend full days in the library. She worked as a digital producer at Cronkite News where she fell in love with digital media and website design. Courtney loves to find creative and innovative ways to push social media campaigns and draw reader engagement. Her favorite thing to do on a day off is load up her Jeep with her wife and two rescue dogs, Jaxson and Rosie and head out on an adventure.

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