The Dark Beyond the Stars

10 best books like The Dark Beyond the Stars (Frank M. Robinson): Shadow of a Dark Queen, Truth in the Dark, Rogue Protocol, The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason, Aurora, The Elvenbane, Calculating God, Permafrost, The Last Astronaut, Rise of a Merchant Prince

Shadow of a Dark Queen
AuthorRaymond E. Feist
ISBN0380720868
Weirdly, this might be my least favorite fantasy by Feist. I'm usually quite happy with them. Interesting characters, great locations, solid adventures, great plots. And generally, the worldbuilding is something quite good.

So what happened here? A confluence of factors that may not bother...
Truth in the Dark
AuthorAmy Lane
ISBN1615815309
"I am not beautiful..."

Knife's entire existence has been as twisted as his flesh and his face. The only thing beautiful in his life is his sister. When Gwennie is obliged to turn a suitor down because she fears to leave her brother to the brutality of their village, Knife is desperate for anything...
Rogue Protocol
AuthorMartha Wells
ISBN1250191785
"Or Miki was a bot who had never been abused or lied to or treated with anything but indulgent kindness. It really thought its humans were its friends, because that's how they treated it.
I signaled Miki I would be withdrawing for one minute. I needed to have an emotion in private."

Murderbot...
The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason
AuthorSam Harris
ISBN0393327655
In The End of Faith, Sam Harris delivers a startling analysis of the clash between reason and religion in the modern world. He offers a vivid, historical tour of our willingness to suspend reason in favor of religious beliefs—even when these beliefs inspire the worst human atrocities. While warning...
Aurora
AuthorKim Stanley Robinson
ISBN0316098108

Probably I read it wrong.

I don’t know how else to explain my reaction to a book so many enjoy. I was looking forward to some space-faring sci-fi: I recently read Dune, and with plenty of news about The Expanse, the sci-fi series based on Leviathan Wakes, crossing my feed, I’ve been feeling...
The Elvenbane
AuthorAndre Norton
ISBN0812511751
Two masters of epic fantasy have combined in this brilliant collaboration to create a rousing tale of the sort that becomes an instant favorite. This is the story of Shana, a halfbreed born of the forbidden union of an Elvenlord father and a human mother. Her exiled mother dead, she was rescued and raised...
Calculating God
AuthorRobert J. Sawyer
ISBN0812580354
An alien shuttle craft lands outside the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. Out pops a six-legged, two-armed alien, who says, in perfect English, "Take me to a paleontologist."

It seems that Earth, and the alien's home planet, and the home planet of another alien species traveling on the alien...
Permafrost
AuthorAlastair Reynolds
Fix the past. Save the present. Stop the future. Alastair Reynolds unfolds a time-traveling climate fiction adventure in Permafrost.

2080: at a remote site on the edge of the Arctic Circle, a group of scientists, engineers and physicians gather to gamble humanity’s future on one last-ditch...
The Last Astronaut
AuthorDavid Wellington
ISBN0356512290
Mission Commander Sally Jansen is Earth’s last astronaut–and last hope–in this gripping near-future thriller where a mission to make first contact becomes a terrifying struggle for survival in the depths of space.

Sally Jansen was NASA’s leading astronaut, until a mission to...
Rise of a Merchant Prince
AuthorRaymond E. Feist
ISBN0006497012
A TALE OF WEALTH AND AMBITION IN A WORLD OF MURDER, MAGIC AND INTRIGUE.

Roo Avery, recently returned from a harrowing brush with the armies of the Emerald Queen, is now free to choose his own destiny and his ultimate ambition is to become one of the richest and most powerful merchants in Midkemia.

But...
Rage of a Demon King
AuthorRaymond E. Feist
ISBN0380974738
Wow! This book has it all! Magicians, demons, serpent-people, elves, Dragon Lords, dwarves, alternate dimensions, magical portals, romance, deception, revenge, sea battles, mountain battles, battles of wit, fire oil, catapults, flaming moats, political intrigue, and even evil cannibals!

Sometimes...
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