Reddit reviews: The best alien invasion science fiction books

We found 122 Reddit comments discussing the best alien invasion science fiction books. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 42 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

Top Reddit comments about Alien Invasion Science Fiction:

u/patternshiftsynth · 1 pointr/selfpublish

My novella Rites of the Renouncer is science fiction with a prominent (and rigorously treated) philosophy of mind component. The core of the setting is hard science fiction—no faster than light travel, no outlandish tech or AI capabilities—with an (as of yet) unexplained fantasy element. Some of my influences are Alastair Reynolds, Gene Wolfe, Greg Egan, Iain M. Banks, China Mieville, N.K. Jemisin, and Mary Doria Russell. In the past, I have worked and done research experience in the space industry and on AI topics.

The blurb:

>The voyage from Earth to Vaskania Prime took more than a thousand years. When the embryo ship and its AI fleet arrived at the planet, its surface water was gone. After extensive terraforming and several failed generations, human beings can now live there, but something strange happens when they sleep. Without explanation they all enter the same Dream World. No one knows what it is, or what intelligence might be behind it. And sometimes, when their bodies wake, their minds don’t come back.
>Three decades ago, Viktor Goto left the planet to make a new home in remote orbit on Oneiri Station. With AI assistance, he altered his body chemistry, using a mix of synthetic hormones and neurotransmitters. He spent his time training, learning to extend his REM sleep by several hours and project new powers into the Dream World. Now he’s back on Vaskania Prime to dream again and find out what happened to his childhood friend, Owen.

$2.99 and available via Kindle Unlimited, https://www.amazon.com/Rites-Renouncer-Vaskania-Prime-Book-ebook/dp/B07NSJZ5FQ -- the novella clocks in at 28,500 words, and the paperback comes in right at 100 pages with a small index. I've serialized the audiobook for free via podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/patternshift-synthesizers-and-original-science-fiction/id1455060191

There is a follow up novel, Wake of the Wanderer, planned for mid-November (I've finished draft 1.5 at 93k words, hoping final is in 84k territory). It will be serialized to podcast as well, but slowly (I expect it to take me the remainder of 2019 and all of 2020 to do so).

The series grew out of my retro-future synthesizer electronic music project, PatternShift. I accompany the podcasts with a synthesizer soundtrack I've composed and produced. I make the standalone music with a soundtrack feel and focus, and I started out writing (this round at least) to provide a setting and scenes to accompany the music. But then things got a little out of hand.

u/silouan · 3 pointsr/printSF

Ken MacLeod's "Engines of Light" trilogy is not well-known but it's dense in ideas, and full of memorable characters, wonder and humor.

The series plays with the possibilities suggested by emergent consciousness, gender roles, politics, skepticism, and the occasional nod to Lovecraft. "Engines of Light" is fun because it's smart, the plot(s) are compelling, and in true SF fashion the social and personal developments result from the science fact and speculation underlying MacLeod's premise.

Summaries and reviews:

u/nathanmhurst · 2 pointsr/sciencefiction

I think there are many hot Sci-Fi options for you to delve into, not least The Expanse series by James S. A. Corey. Pick up Leviathan Wakes, that should get you started.

Also, there are the Ketty Jay books by Chris Wooding. A bit steampunk, a bit Firefly. Highly enjoyable.

Looking through the lists in prior comments there are some great books there too. You can't go wrong with Peter F Hamilton or Andy Weir.

And if you're feeling adventurous - you could try my book, Tusk!


u/RemarkTM · 2 pointsr/selfpublish

It’s Halloween season! Whether you plan on dressing up as a sexy (insert random job title here),  gorging yourself on candy and sweets until you slip into a diabetic coma, suffering a terror stroke on a haunted hayride, or curling up on the couch to watch your favorite holiday movie (Hocus Pocus, obviously), you should add one more item to your spooky to-do list: Read my newest book!

The Night Ripper is now available for purchase as both a Paperback ($8.99) and Kindle eBook ($2.99, or free w/paperback purchase)!

This novel is the first book in my new Watchers in the Dark science fiction series, and has everything your little Halloween Hearts might desire. A haunted spaceship. Hungry vampires. Bloodthirsty pirates. A pretty princess. Friendly aliens. Unimaginable cosmic horrors. Hot Chocolate. Penis jokes. All the holiday essentials!

If that piques your interest and you give it a read, it would mean the world to me if you left a review on Amazon or Goodreads to let others know what you think!


Book back cover blurb follows:

In a seedy bar, on a rundown space station, a young woman hides her identity.

In the lonely depths of space, aboard his damaged flagship, a pirate king dreams of the past.

In an executive boardroom worlds away, a corporate oligarch decides the fate of millions.

And in the darkness between the stars, something evil is stirring.

An enormous starship has traveled the galaxy for thousands of years, her origins unknown and her goals unknowable. Considered a prize to some, a horror to others, and a mystery to all, she is beholden to no one except her long time captain. The civilizations that have encountered her know little beyond the fact that she is enigmatic, ancient, and powerful.

She is The Night Ripper, and this is only part of her story.

u/popnfreshisgreat · 1 pointr/YAlit

I recommend JN Chaney's The Amber Project. I picked it up the other day and read it in like 2 days or something ridiculous. It doesn't talk down to you and it actually involves real science, which most YA books ignore. The dystopian elements were really cool, and the female characters (and male) are all really strong and fleshed out. There's two main characters, each with a story throughout the book. One of them is a woman in her early forties, while the other is her son. You watch the son grow into an older teen, which is pretty interesting.

Here's the link: http://www.amazon.com/Amber-Project-Variant-Saga-Book-ebook/dp/B00W2AQ1KO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1429317754&sr=8-1&keywords=the+amber+project

I heard the sequel is coming out in March. I'm gonna be all over it.

u/Spatanky · 1 pointr/audible

Just started Expeditionary force, still chapter 1. Not grabbed me yet, but will give it time. Bobiverse was epic beyond imagination. I would add https://www.amazon.com/Singularity-Trap-Dennis-Taylor-ebook/dp/B07FBRRL2Z. It was absolutely riverting and funny and Dennis E. Taylor should just continue writing fascinating scifi books.

u/AlexisKeane · 3 pointsr/litrpg


Princess Tamer 4: A LitRPG Harem Adventure Neil Bimbeau 2018/9/1 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H1SH4N4

Kingslayer 2: Part I Niko Crane 2018/9/1 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H1RQQ8V

Coast on Fire: An Apocalyptic LitRPG (The System Apocalypse Book 5) Tao Wong 2018/9/1 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GT69BBL

Kingslayer 2: Part II Niko Crane 2018/9/2 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H25WXSP

Office Wars: Lab Coats Optional James Patton 2018/9/3 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H2WHH8X

Kingslayer 2: Part III Niko Crane 2018/9/3 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H2W1DL1

The System: A Futuristic Dungeon Core (The Laboratory Book 8) Skyler Grant 2018/9/3 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H2W6PQ8

Trapped in a Video Game (Book 3): Robots Revolt Dustin Brady and Jesse Brady 2018/9/4 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FK9WKHF

Lewd Kingdoms: Midnight War: A High Fantasy Digital Adventure Eden Redd 2018/9/4 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H3L5ZMT

Limitless (Project Chrysalis Book 4) John Gold and Jared Firth 2018/9/4 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07G28J3JF

Kingslayer 2: Part IV Niko Crane 2018/9/4 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H3PFS8T

Nightmare Keep (Euphoria Online Book 2) Phil Tucker 2018/9/4 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GQ7LSQ3

Roguelock: A LitRPG Adventure (The Wayfarers Book 1) Red Culver 2018/9/4 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H3XQPGX

Into the Black: Book XIV: Back to Basics Stuart Grosse 2018/9/4 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H43C1D8

Hero Time: a LitRPG novel (Metagamer Chronicles Book 3) Xavier P. Hunter 2018/9/4 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07G9VPZQ5

HaremPunk - Part One: A Cyberpunk LitRPG Harem Adventure David Belwick 2018/9/5 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H4TZ1KZ

Kingslayer 2: Part V Niko Crane 2018/9/5 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H4JM57F

Rules-Free VRMMO Life: Volume XV: To the Abyss Stuart Grosse 2018/9/5 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H4BLFPK

Kingslayer 2: Part VI Niko Crane 2018/9/6 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H5LW4J5

Merchant System: Growing Stronger While Getting Rich Cobyboy 2018/9/7 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H6P35M8

Accidental Dragoon: Book 3 in a LitRPG Swashbuckler Trilogy (Accidental Champion) Jamie Davis and C.J. Davis 2018/9/7 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GT74BV5

Tear it Up: A Gamelit Harem Space Thriller (Psychobitches Book 1) Jamie Hawke 2018/9/7 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H6L7T5Q

Kingslayer: Part VII Niko Crane 2018/9/7 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H6K7DCW

Wild Wastes Omnibus Edition Randi Darren and William D. Arand 2018/9/7 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H6NJG9B

Rusty Mom Bone (Caverns and Creatures) Robert Bevan and Joan Reginaldo 2018/9/7 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H6SQGPB

The Song Mistress: A LitRPG Journey (Uniworld Online Trilogy Book 2) Jonathan Brooks 2018/9/8 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GVTP6FP

Kingslayer 2: Part VIII Niko Crane 2018/9/8 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H72H8ST

Supers - Ex Heroes: A Gamelit Harem Space Opera Jamie Hawke 2018/9/9 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H7PM29Y

Kingslayer 2: Complete Bundle Niko Crane 2018/9/9 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H7SQ1NF

Gods of Myth and Midnight: A LitRPG Novel (Seeds of Chaos Book 3) Azalea Ellis 2018/9/10 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H8FYW81

Traveler's Zone: A LitRPG YA Fantasy (The Revelation Chronicles Book 2) Chris Pavesic 2018/9/10 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GRGNZ8J

Car Wars: Episode 2. Shifting Gears Donovan Cade 2018/9/10 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GVPDF92

Cherry Blossom Girls 4: A Superhero Adventure Harmon Cooper 2018/9/10 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H8JVWR8

Princess Tamer 5: A LitRPG Harem Adventure Neil Bimbeau 2018/9/10 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H7ZH8Z1

Roguelike: A LitRPG Novel Paul Bellow and LitRPG Reads 2018/9/10 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H8MYZ7M

u/amazon-converter-bot · 1 pointr/FreeEBOOKS

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u/hoadlck · 2 pointsr/sciencefiction

The Singularity Trap by the same author is also very good. I am hoping that there is a series from this book as well.

u/Yarbles · 2 pointsr/rva

Other books we discussed were books that Redditors had recently read or were planning to read:

The Snow Child

Purple Hibiscus

For We Are Many and All These Worlds Volumes 2 and 3 of the Bobiverse (and it wasn't me who mentioned it, smartass).


Silver Sparrow

Hidden Figures

The Glass Castle: A Memoir

And Danger-Moose mentioned The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks, and he had completed The Gone-Away World, which a lot of us were not able to do.

Jbcoll04 suggested Homegoing: A Novel by Yaa Gyasi a couple of posts ago, and I don't want to lose track of that, because both me and darr76 want to read that at some point.

So, be thinking about our next choice. I'm definitely going to read October, Homegoing, and I'll try Volume 2 of the Bobboverse.

u/Lvl25-human-nerd · 18 pointsr/HFY

Or head to amazon and buy the book!

If there is ever a day I won't take the opportunity to encourage people to support u/Squigglestorystudios it is not this day.

u/squigglestorystudios · 2 pointsr/HFY

Sorry for the late reply! I have the link to the Amazon page at the bottom of the chapter, or, alternatively, you can click this handy link!

Edit: thank you so much for considering buying it, it means the world to me!

Buy the book HERE

u/Altoid_Addict · 1 pointr/books

Have you read anything by Ken MacLeod? I like this series a lot, but This might be more what you're looking for.

u/LerrisHarrington · 2 pointsr/HFY

The first part of the Transcripts series Amazon link. It's by /u/squigglestorystudios

I don't think there's a book of this yet, 5 parts seems kinda small for a book.

As far as I know there's the two major parts of Transcripts by /u/squigglestorystudios, part one which is done, and posted here, and that's what the book covers, Part 0 (prequel) is in progress now.

This arc is new to me, but I'll take my Transcripts hits anyway I can!

u/AshMontgomery · 3 pointsr/HFY

Book 1 of Transcripts by u/squigglestorystudios / Michelle Kathleen Hodgson was recently published on Amazon here. The rest of the story is available here on Reddit.

u/GloamingElderSoul · 3 pointsr/HFY

This should be it... I think. My search-fu has been spotty lately.

Transcripts https://www.amazon.com/dp/1980714193/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_M0HXDbJW2EWFB

u/EdwardCoffin · 2 pointsr/tipofmytongue

This reminds me of something from Cosmonaut Keep, by Ken MacLeod. Try searching for Oort crowd using search inside. It's on page 40. I'd post the quotation I'm thinking of, but it's a spoiler of sorts (so is what I've written, I guess, but it's unavoidable).