What are the best science fiction and mystery novels from June 2015 onward?

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    #1The Martian

    The Martian

    Mark Watney is one of the first humans to walk on Mars, but he's also the first person to die there, officially. After a terrible storm that nearly kills him and forces his crew to be evacuated, Mark, a world-wide known biologist, works hard to survive on the surface of the red planet. 

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    Roy Medina
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "This is a very popular book and most the people that gave it an Amazon review gave it a very good review.  a movie by the same title came out about the same time as the book and both were extremely popular. It could be categorized in a best of category because of its popularity and the movie that was written based on it."
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    #2Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse)

    Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse)

    Leviathan Wakes by James S.A Corey is a science fiction novel originally published in 2011. This is the first book in Corey's The Expanse series. It is followed by Caliban's War released in 2012 and five other sequels.

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    Dylan Price
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Having read all five books in the series, this is the best of the bunch so far. If Nemesis Games is wrapped up satisfactorily in the sequel, then I might have a change of heart, but Leviathan Wakes sets the stage for the Expanse and is still the most satisfying of the existing five."
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    #3The Peripheral

    The Peripheral

    The Peripheral is a science fiction mystery-thriller novel written by William Gibson. First published in 2014 by Berkley under ISBN 0399158448, it was a Locus Award Nominee for Best Science Fiction Novel for 2015.

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    Anthony Weber
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "Talk about edge of your seat reading. This was one of the best science fiction/myster novels that I have read. It ranks right up there with Isaac Asimov. There is a lot in here to speculate about in our future as well."
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    #4Normal: A Novel

    Normal: A Novel

    Normal is a techno-thriller novel written by Warren Ellis. First published in 2016 by FSG Originals under ISBN 0374534977, it centers on the story of Adam Dearden, a foresight strategist focusing on geoengineering.

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    Virginia Hernandez
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "I have been trying to keep up with newer mystery novels, so i picked up a copy of Normal: A Novel. I have to say I was let down by Normal. I guess it just didn't have the mystery that I was really looking for. If you are interested in geoengineering, you may enjoy it more then me. "
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    #5The Fireman: A Novel

    The Fireman: A Novel

    The Fireman is a post-apocalyptic horror novel written by Joe Hill. First published in 2016 by William Morrow under ISBN 0062200631, it won the Locus Award for Best Horror Novel.

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    Ayaan Rathore
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Award winning writer Joe Hill spins another captivating tale of fantastical proportions when a plague spreads across the country. Without spoiling the ending, the mysterious fireman gets involved and the reader is led on an awesome journey. Hill's fans will certainly not miss it and a few new fans will almost assuredly be found."
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    #6The Cartel: A novel

    The Cartel: A novel

    The Cartel is a mystery, suspense, thriller, crime-fiction novel written by Don Winslow. First published in 2015 by Knopf, it centers on the story of DEA agent Art Keller and his involvement in the Mexican-American drug wars

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    Shreyas Nair
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "While this thriller is intense and really cool, I would not be looking for this when it comes to the topic. The topic is much different and would be more suitable for almost non-fiction."
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    #7Aurorarama

    Aurorarama

    Aurorarama is a science fiction adventure novel written by Jean-Christophe Valtat. First published in 2010 by Melville House Publishing under ISBN 1935554131, it is the first book in The Mysteries of New Venice series.

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    Edward Allen
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "In the defense of steampunk comes a literary adventure unlike anything you’ve read before. 1908, New Venice: An ominous black airship hovers in the sky, and the city is hunting for the author of a radical pamphlet calling for revolt. The lead suspect is Brentford Orsini, one of the city’s most prominent figures. As the net around him tightens, Orsini receives a mysterious message from a long-lost love that compels him to act. Brilliant in its conception, masterful in its prose, thrilling in its plot twists, and laced with humor, suspense, and intelligence, Aurorarama marks the beginning of a great new series of books."
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    #8After the Flare: A Novel (Nigerians in Space)

    After the Flare: A Novel (Nigerians in Space)

    After the Flare is a dystopian science fiction novel written by Deji Bryce Olukotun. First published in 2017 by The Unnamed Press under ISBN 1944700188, it is the second book in the Nigerians in Space series.

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    Carl Herrera
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This is an odd and weird book that I surprisingly loved. It is a smart, well written book that you will find is hard to put down. It is different but very refreshing. Awesome and interesting characters. Highly recommended."
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    #9Origamy

    Origamy

    Origamy is a science fiction novel written by Rachel Armstrong. Origamy was first published in 2018 by NewCon Press under ISBN 1910935786. It centers on Mobius, a human with the ability to travel through spacetime.

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    Verónica Orozco
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "This is a decent solution to the topic. It is a science fiction novel published in 2018 but it does not seem to be a mystery novel so it may not meet the criteria completely. It only has one review but it is a good one but it makes it hard to be able to call it the best."
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    #10Luminous Chaos: A Novel

    Luminous Chaos: A Novel
    Luminous Chaos is a science fiction adventure novel written by Jean-Christophe Valtat. First published in 2013 by Melville House Publishing under ISBN 161219141X, it is the second book in The Mysteries of New Venice series.
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    Kathryn Alvarado
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This is a great book if you are in to Sci-Fi and mystery! You should read the first book before this one though so you can follow it easier."
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    #11Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

    Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

    Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore is a novel by Robin Sloan. It tells the story of Clay Jannon, who started working at Mr. Penumbra's bookstore. While there, he investigated the shop's patrons and discovers a conspiracy about the book world.

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    Aradhya Vyas
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "I like the sounds of this. It could be very interesting. I can't wait to see how science fiction comes into play,"
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    #12Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House

    Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House

    A book that is totally controversial. Michael Wolff tells us his version of what happens inside of the White House in the times in which Donald Trump has been the President of the US. The book provides information about the insides of the West Wing, what the staff of the White House thinks of the President, the relation with his family and other unveiled secrets.

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    Abel Salas
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "I was working 8am to 7pm shifts for the past few years and I wanted to make sure I spend time in the evening with my boyfriend who waits for me to come home all day. I was looking for something exciting and special to share with my boyfriend to show my appreciation for all of his commitment and loving. I found this politically controversial book written by Michael Wolff, the journalist, called "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" which describes and chronicles the chaos of the Trump White house pre- and post- the 2016 election. My boyfriend is an aspiring college student, so he is learning a lot of writing techniques by reading this extraordinary tell all about what happens behind closed doors at the highest levels of government. Thank you !"

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Best What are the best science fiction and mystery novels from June 2015 onward
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The MartianBooks 30 Paid
2Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse)Books 27 Paid
3The PeripheralBooks 26 Paid
4Normal: A NovelBooks 24 Paid
5The Fireman: A NovelBooks 22 Paid
6The Cartel: A novelBooks 20 Paid
7AuroraramaBooks 18 Paid
8After the Flare: A Novel (Nigerians in Space)Books 16 Paid
9OrigamyBooks 16 Paid
10Luminous Chaos: A NovelBooks 13 Paid
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