10 Sci-Fi Romance Books to Explore the Relationships of the Future

Science Fiction and romance combine into a sub-genre called sci-fi Romance in which the romance is placed in a future of science and intrigue. This subgenre has a massive following through media like books and movies. So, here are 10 of the best Sci-fi Romance books out there right now!

Sci-Fi Romance Books

“The Time Traveler’s Wife” by Audrey Niffenegger:

This novel follows the life of Henry DeTamble, a man with a genetic disorder that causes him to time travel involuntarily. The story explores the challenges faced by Henry and his wife, Clare, as they navigate a relationship marked by the unpredictable nature of time travel.

Buy The Time Traveler’s Wife here!

Sci-Fi Romance Books

“Outlander” by Diana Gabaldon:

“Outlander” centres around Claire Randall, a nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously transported back to 1743 Scotland. The novel intertwines historical events with a passionate love story as Claire becomes involved with a dashing young Scotsman, Jamie Fraser.

Buy Outlander here!

Sci-Fi Romance Books

“A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle:

This classic novel follows Meg Murry, her brother Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin O’Keefe as they travel through space and time to rescue Meg’s father. Along the way, Meg discovers the power of love and the importance of accepting oneself.

Buy A Wrinkle in Time here!

Sci-Fi Romance Books

“The Host” by Stephenie Meyer:

In a future Earth invaded by alien parasites called Souls, the novel explores the internal struggle between a human host named Melanie and the alien Wanderer. As the two consciousnesses coexist, a complex love story develops against an Earth undergoing profound changes.

Buy The Host here!

Sci-Fi Romance Books

“Cinder” by Marissa Meyer:

“Cinder” is the first book in the Lunar Chronicles series, a futuristic retelling of classic fairy tales. In this instalment, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, is entangled in political intrigue and a budding romance with Prince Kai.

Buy Cinder here!

“The Rosie Project” by Graeme Simsion:

The novel revolves around Don Tillman, a brilliant but socially awkward professor with undiagnosed Asperger’s syndrome. Don creates a scientific survey to find the perfect wife but unexpectedly falls for Rosie, a spontaneous bartender with her quirks.

Buy The Rosie Project here!

“Ender’s Game” by Orson Scott Card:

In this sci-fi classic, gifted children are trained to become military commanders to defend Earth from an alien threat. The protagonist, Ender Wiggin, forms deep connections with fellow students, particularly with a girl named Petra. The sequels further explore the complexities of love and relationships.

Buy Ender’s Game here!

“Across the Universe” by Beth Revis:

This young adult novel is set on a spaceship bound for a new planet. When a young girl, Amy, is unplugged from cryogenic sleep, she finds herself amid a murder investigation. The story weaves together elements of mystery, romance, and the challenges of life in a confined space.

Buy Across the Universe here!

“The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet” by Becky Chambers:

This space opera follows the diverse crew of the Wayfarer, a tunnelling ship that creates wormholes. As the crew navigates the complexities of their relationships, the novel explores themes of identity, acceptance, and the vastness of space.

Buy The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet here!

“Dark Matter” by Blake Crouch:

In this mind-bending thriller, physicist Jason Dessen is abducted and finds himself in alternate realities. The novel explores the concept of choices and consequences, with a strong emotional core centred around Jason’s love for his family.

Buy Dark Matter here!

Have you read any of the books listed? What is your favourite Sci-fi romance book? We’d love to hear from you.

Other things you might want to know:

Is there any romance in science fiction?

There are lots of science fiction media that include romance, look at the examples above for your next read.

What is an SF romance?

Science Fiction and romance combine into a sub-genre called sci-fi Romance in which the romance is placed in a future of science and intrigue.

What is dark romance fiction?

Dark romance fiction shares the same focal point as normal romance fiction but with darker undertones and themes.

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