Short Category: Book
The Kaiju Preservation Society, from John Scalzi. This is a fun novel that re-interprets the “giant monster” lore. Action and comedy are on point, and although it is not futuristic, it is very much a sci-fi story, and a good one!
Delta-V Series, from Daniel Suarez, with 2 books:
This is a work of fiction, but very scientifically accurate and plausible for today’s or near-future’s technology.
The first book is all about asteroid mining, and the second one is basically a blueprint for a “space economy”.
Termination Shock, from Neal Stephenson. This is a technically a sci-fi book, but very near-future! It happens in a world were climate crisis got out of hand, with droughts and floods everywhere, and an attempt to geo-engineer a solution for that, including all the political repercussions.
This book is recent (from 2021), full of references of current global events, read it before it gets too dated!!
Children of Time Series from Adrian Tchaikovsky: it is kinda of a “first-contact” scenario, but with a twist! ...very entertaining!
Lady Astronaut Series: it starts as alternate history and becones sci-fi: a meteor falls on earch in the 50s, starting a mass-extinction event process, that forces the countries to colaborate and bootstrap the space-age earlier.
The Ministry for the Future, from “Kim Stanley Robinson”: it is technically Sci-Fi, but depicts a present to near future with natural and humanitarian disasters triggered by climate change.
Project Hail Mary from Andy Weir: t has the same problem-solving vibe from The Martian, but written in a different, non-linear way!