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As the saying goes, "In space no one can hear you scream." However, your body will usually  still stick around. Just like the ususal mystery, SciFi Mysteries are often focused on a one or a series of terrible events (murder, sabotage and so on) set against a science fiction world. Clues are dropped as the plot moves along at a fast pace, allowing the reader to explore the science fiction universe while imagining how crime fits in.

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Great North Road - Peter F. Hamilton
ISBN: 9780345526663
Publication Date: 2013-01-01
Futuristic speculation combines with murder when a scientific expedition on a faraway planet searches for an alien species only to be stalked by a determined killer who may be a hostile alien or a member of their own team.

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Leviathan Wakes - James S. A. Corey
ISBN: 9780316129084
Publication Date: 2011-06-15
When Captain Jim Holden's ice miner stumbles across a derelict, abandoned ship, he uncovers a secret that threatens to throw the entire system into war. Attacked by a stealth ship belonging to the Mars fleet, Holden must find a way to uncover the motives behind the attack, stop a war and find the truth behind a vast conspiracy that threatens the entire human race.

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The Last Policeman - Ben H. Winters
ISBN: 9781594746741
Publication Date: 2013-05-13
When the Earth is doomed by an imminent asteroid collision, homicide detective Hank Palace considers the worth of his job in a world destined to end in six months and investigates a suspicious suicide that nobody else cares about.

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Caves of Steel - Isaac Asimov
ISBN: 0553293400
Publication Date: 1991-11-01
Fearing a violent confrontation between Earthmen and Spacers, Detective Baley and his new partner, a robot, investigate the murder of a Spacetown scientist.

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Tomorrow and Tomorrow - Thomas Sweterlitsch
ISBN: 9780399167492
Publication Date: 2014-07-10
In the near-future around the tenth anniversary of a devastating, apocalyptic attack on Pittsburgh, one survivor - an archivist working in a perfect, immersive digital reproduction of the city - stumbles upon a dark and violent cover-up that unravels what is left of the life he knew

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Wool - Hugh Howey
ISBN: 9781476735115
Publication Date: 2013-03-12
In a ruined and toxic landscape, a community exists in a giant silo underground, hundreds of stories deep. In a society full of regulations meant to protect the community, Sheriff Holston, unexpectedly breaks the greatest taboo of all: he asks to go outside. An unlikely candidate is appointed to replace him: Juliette, a mechanic with no training in law, whose special knack is fixing machines. Now Juliette is about to be entrusted with fixing her silo, and she will soon learn just how badly her world is broken....

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A Fire upon the Deep - Vernor Vinge
ISBN: 0312851820
Publication Date: 1992-03-01
When scientists of the Straumli realm use an ancient Transcendent artifact as a weapon, they unwittingly unleash an awesome power that destroys thousands of worlds and enslaves all natural and artificial intelligence.

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The Forever Watch - David Ramirez
ISBN: 9781250033819
Publication Date: 2014-04-22
During the thousand-year journey of the spaceship Noah, passengers live in a massive artificial city, purchasing memories of everyday sensations while doing their part to create the next generation of settlers. After telekinetic bureaucrat Hana Dempsey awakens from her nine-month compulsory "breeding duty," gestating offspring she'll never meet, she struggles to rejoin society. It's only after Peace Officer Leon Barrens requests her assistance in solving a string of baffling murders that Hana shakes off her depression and begins to ask uncomfortable questions about Noah's mission and the human civilization they've left behind.

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