Book List in Order:26 titles

  • “Here’s an author you definitely need to check out.”—Asimov’s Science Fiction On the Moon’s far side, shielded from Earth’s radio cacophony, Americans are building a radio-astronomy observatory. Russians sift ...


  • The Company Man, lowly accountant for the filthy-richest business in the Asteroid Belt, has modest aspirations. Air and water not endlessly recycled. Food that had not been freeze-dried and re-hydrated. A few quiet days at home. And, if he can figure...


  • “An author you definitely need to check out.”—Asimov’s“One of the leading global writers of hard science fiction.”—The Innovation Show“Lerner’s world-building and extrapolating are top notch.”—SFScope “One of the best kept sec...


  • "A must-have for every science-fiction writer. Edward M. Lerner has produced the best-ever guide to putting the science in science fiction, and he's done it with clarity, wit, and panache. A terrific book—I'm recommending it to all my colleagues, a...


  • “Gripping. Impossible to put down.”— Jack McDevitt“Leave it to Edward M. Lerner to take a notion, run with it, squeeze every ramification out of it, and put it altogether in an irresistible page-turner. Dark Secret is a crackerjack novel—ha...


  • The next chapter in Edward M. Lerner's InterstellarNet saga is a startling adventure of Second Contact, up-front and in-person. Humanity is about to discover that meeting aliens face to face is very different and a lot more dangerous than sending and...


  • Book Three of the InterstellarNet Saga. Contact with other intelligent races in nearby star systems seemed to have answered the age-old question at the center of the Fermi Paradox: Where is everybody? But when Joshua Matthews lands a new job that wil...


  • Nominated for the 2015 Hugo Award for Best Novelette! The name of the game is B'tok. It's how the alien Snakes learn military strategy. B'tok is to chess as chess is to rock-paper-scissors. You do not want to tick off Snakes -- especially when aggrie...


  • Book Three of the InterstellarNet Saga. Contact with other intelligent races in nearby star systems seemed to have answered the age-old question at the center of the Fermi Paradox: Where is everybody? But when Joshua Matthews lands a new job that wil...






  • Firh Glithwah, leader of the Hunter clan Arblen Ems, schemes to liberate her people from two decades of ignominious internment and isolation on a remote moon of Uranus. She will have her vengeance against the clan's human oppressors.Only the hated hu...


  • InterstellarNet: Enigma -- Part One of FiveHistorian Joshua Matthews has landed a terrific new position, and with it the opportunity to write the definitive history of the Interstellar Commerce Union. In those annals, he plans to focus attention—i...


  • Part Five of InterstellarNet: EnigmaThree brave humans and their unlikely Hunter allies, defying eons of alien machinations and manipulations, after decades of travel, have finally brought the confrontation to the enigmatic Xool....


  • Part Four of InterstellarNet: EnigmaThe unseen forces long at work behind human history have been unmasked—and the powers they wield are beyond scary. Meanwhile, the warlike Hunter clan long interned in the outer Solar System have gone from clandes...


  • We are not alone, and it's our own damn fault ....Something demonic is stalking the brightest men and women in the computer industry. It attacks without warning or mercy, leaving its prey insane or comatose -- or dead.The mayhem is especially calami...


  • Where are all the time travelers? After all, if it is possible to move between past and future, shouldn't someone from somewhen in all the infinite reaches of the future have visited by now? The good news is, there are answers to those questions. But...


  • No one expected the oil to last forever. How right they were .... A geopolitical miscalculation tainted the world's major oil fields with radioactivity and plunged the Middle East into chaos. Any oil that remains usable is more prized than ever. N...


  • Q: What's Smaller Than an Atom ... And Larger Than a Universe? A: This book. Frontiers of Space, Time, and Thought brings together more than a dozen of Edward M. Lerner's most engaging short stories to to take the reader on a grand tour of Big Idea...


  • A Stranger in Paradise, by Edward M. Lerner, collects five of the bestselling author's science fiction stories: The Night of the RFIDs, Two kinds of People, Better the Devil You Know, Small Business, and A Stranger in Paradise....


  • Hezbollah has obtained an atomic bomb and a would-be martyr eager to deliver it -- and that's the good news. The bad news, unknown even to Hezbollah, is that their physicist has also found a way to take his new bomb back to a turning point in Europea...


  • When the First Call from the Stars Comes, Do We Even Dare to Answer? Life changes for everyone in general-and for physicist Dean Matthews in particular-when astronomers detect a radio signal from a nearby star. First Con...


  • When the First Call from the Stars Comes, Do We Even Dare to Answer? Life changes for everyone in general--and for physicist Dean Matthews in particular--when astronomers detect a radio signal from a nearby star. First Contact forces humanity to face...


  • Garner Nanotechnology is developing nanotech-enhanced protective suits and autonomous first-aid nanobots. It's cutting-edge stuff, and when it saves Brent Cleary from a pipeline explosion that killed hundreds, the Army takes notice. Near-death exp...


  • We are not alone, and it’s our own damn fault ... Something demonic is stalking the brightest men and women in the computer industry. It attacks without warning or mercy, leaving its prey insane, comatose--or dead. Something far nastier than any...


  • Computing is mere decades young, a set of technologies we have scarcely begun to develop. It's already been quite a ride. Now: Imagine every gadget around you becoming ever faster, cheaper, tinier, more interconnected, more intelligent . . . especial...


  • A New Golden Age -- or the Apocalypse? The moon has suddenly acquired its own satellite: a two-mile-across starship that represents a hitherto unsuspected Galactic Commonwealth. The F'thk, a vaguely centaur-like member species for whom Earth's eco...


  • Is this the greatest discovery of all time … or the biggest hoax? Bob Hanson, the chief scientist of a major aerospace corporation, has made an incredible discovery: a wrecked alien spacecraft adrift in the Asteroid Belt. The evidence is compellin...