Inexpensive SciFi Kindle Books You Must Read NOW

June 25, 2012

Give me a good SciFi book and I’m good for several days. Or hours. Depending on how good it is.

A couple of weeks ago, it was Hebrew Book Week here in Israel, so after pampering myself with 2 nice books in Hebrew, I just had to buy 2 sequels of books I’ve been reading on the Kindle. It got me thinking about how my reading habits have changed due to Kindle and how my authors list has changed as well – the people whose books I now read.

For those of you who love Science Fiction books AND use a Kindle, here are a few great series of books that are considerably cheaper than paper books AND will leave you asking for more.

If you are new to the Kindle and looking for things to read, this is a nice place to start.


Spinward Fringe / Randolph Lalonde

Read them all. Space opera at its best. If there’s one thing I hate about this great series is the wait until the next book comes out.

Start with the first book: Origins. Totally free. It will get you hooked to this series like a drug.


Wool / Howey Hugh

This is a GREAT series. So much fun. There’s this silo. And people live there. And that is their world. The books unveil the why and how this all happened.

To make it easy, just take the Wool Omnibus Edition to get the whole shebang of the series in a single gulp.


The Hunger Games / Suzanne Collins

This one is a no brainer. If you haven’t read it – do it now. Before the next movie in the series.

The Rho Agenda / Richard Phillips

A nice series of books
. An alien ship is found by a bunch of kids. They get some nice powers and need to save the world. Or something along these lines.


Star Force Series / B. V. Larson

Computer Science professor turned soldier. Easy reading with no real thinking that needs to go with it. Totally enjoyable.


Peace Warrior Trilogy / Steven L. Hawk

Warrior from the past comes to save a complacent earth population from oppressing aliens. Another nice and enjoyable read.

This one starts with the first book for free as well.


WIRED and AMPED / Douglas E. Richards

A scientist finds a way to temporarily enhance the IQ of people. And then everyone goes looking for her. For those who love a read about current days with a technology twist and a bit of a thriller this would be it.

Started by getting WIRED. Read it. if you like it, continue to AMPED.

To make it easy, I’ve bunched all of the books in the series above into an easy to access Amazon book list: My definite Inexpensive SciFi Kindle book list.

Got your own series for science fiction? Please do tell me about it – wouldn’t want to miss them.


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  1. Hey, so true that a good sic-fi book is all you need, can completely take over your life for a few days (or longer depending on the series, I don’t recognize all the books you recommended (which is great, I’m always looking for something new) but I would like to say the the Spinward Fringe series is an absolute favorite of mine, though as you said waiting for the next book is always a drag.
    Since you mentioned that you read in Hebrew, and you use kindle, I wanted to ask if you know of any good places to source Hebrew e-books? I have been looking and haven’t found a great deal.

    Keep up the good work,

    Sam

    1. Sam,
      I have no real clue about Hebrew reading on a Kindle. As far as I can tell it isn’t supported.
      Tsahi

  2. Hey, so true that a good sic-fi book is all you need, can completely take over your life for a few days (or longer depending on the series, I don’t recognize all the books you recommended (which is great, I’m always looking for something new) but I would like to say the the Spinward Fringe series is an absolute favorite of mine, though as you said waiting for the next book is always a drag.
    Since you mentioned that you read in Hebrew, and you use kindle, I wanted to ask if you know of any good places to source Hebrew e-books? I have been looking and haven’t found a great deal.

    Keep up the good work,

    Sam

    1. Sam,
      I have no real clue about Hebrew reading on a Kindle. As far as I can tell it isn’t supported.
      Tsahi

  3. You said you’d like to hear of a sci-fi series well how about the Drake’s Progress series of alien off-world adventures beginning with Nigma. They are all stand alone adventures but feature the same main characters. You can read the first chapters for free on my website.

    1. Frances,

      If there is anything that really surprised me lately, is the fact that now writers suggest I read their books – I enjoy that immensely – especially the opportunity to just email back to the writer my thoughts about his books.
      I’ve ordered Nigma and make a point of having this the next book I read, after finishing with Neil Gaiman’s American Gods.

      1. Tsahi,
        I appreciate your interest in my work and I look forward to reading your thoughts and comments when you have finished. Perhaps even a short review.
        Thank you
        Frances

  4. You said you’d like to hear of a sci-fi series well how about the Drake’s Progress series of alien off-world adventures beginning with Nigma. They are all stand alone adventures but feature the same main characters. You can read the first chapters for free on my website.

  5. Tsahi,
    I appreciate your interest in my work and I look forward to reading your thoughts and comments when you have finished. Perhaps even a short review.
    Thank you
    Frances

  6. 2 good book series that I have read are; The Vatican Assassin Trilogy. It tell the story of an assassin for the Church , who assassinates the governor of the moon, travels to Muslim controlled mars, then becomes the pope. All before confronting the alien menace that is threatening all of humanity. Then there is The Last Praetorian series, Which tells the story of Jon Radec, the sworn protector of Emperor Marcus Aurelius and his adventure through the galaxy with the Imperial princess Sophie Aurelius after Marcus’s death. Both books have 2 books after them. The Vatican Assassin, The Vatican Ambassador, and The Vatican Abidicator for the first series. Then The Last Praetorian, The SunFire, and Pax Imperia for the second series of books. I quickly became utterly addicted to both of these series. The first is free, the the first book of the second is also, with the second being $3 and the third coming out in the fall of 2013.

  7. 2 good book series that I have read are; The Vatican Assassin Trilogy. It tell the story of an assassin for the Church , who assassinates the governor of the moon, travels to Muslim controlled mars, then becomes the pope. All before confronting the alien menace that is threatening all of humanity. Then there is The Last Praetorian series, Which tells the story of Jon Radec, the sworn protector of Emperor Marcus Aurelius and his adventure through the galaxy with the Imperial princess Sophie Aurelius after Marcus’s death. Both books have 2 books after them. The Vatican Assassin, The Vatican Ambassador, and The Vatican Abidicator for the first series. Then The Last Praetorian, The SunFire, and Pax Imperia for the second series of books. I quickly became utterly addicted to both of these series. The first is free, the the first book of the second is also, with the second being $3 and the third coming out in the fall of 2013.

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