is there any good sci fi thriller books

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  1. tmosler

    tmosler Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Iv been looking for a good sci fi thriller novel similar to movies like source code and inception and so far I cant seem to find any that stand out. in the past most of the sci fi books I read that were said to be amazing I found to be incredibly boring and a chore to get through. Furthermore the only sci fi books I loved so far were ready player one and the Martian. I also found starship troopers to be okay but not as good as I had hoped. So could anybody please recommend any good sci fi thriller novels?
     
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    Cyborg by Martin Caidin, if you can find it.

    It's the basis for the Six Million Dollar Man and by its nature is a sci-fi spy thriller.
     
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    Ernest Cline has a second book out, called Armada. Sounds like you're looking for more of the airplane novel type reads.

    19 by Peter Clines
    Wool by Hugh Howey
     
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    Lightning by Dean Koontz
     
  6. Greg Cox

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    Check out the Sigma Force books by James Rollins.
     
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    ''Footfall.''
     
  8. Greg Cox

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    By Niven and Pournelle, I assume.

    Funny story: Key parts of that book are set in Bellingham, WA, which Niven and Pournelle visited for research purposes prior to writing the book. Some of my friends gave them a tour of the town . . . .
     
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    It's the kind of 600-page novel you just might tear through in a day.
    The final line on the last page is very satisying, after all the major chaos the aliens have pulled.
     
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    If you don't mind a multiple part novel of several thousand pages, I can recommend Otherland by Tad Williams.
    It's a cyberspace epic. Much broader in scope than source code and inception.