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Sci Fi stories have a unique place in the world of fiction. They contain all the imaginative elements that all fiction contains, and requires – but they have one element that none others have. And that one element elevates them, in some people’s minds, to a higher status of creativity – to the status of prediction, of prophecy, and of creative theoretical science itself. The best science fiction books do more than simply spin a yarn (although there are very many great story tellers in the sci fi book world) – they stretch, imaginatively, into scientific knowledge as it stands today and imagines where that knowledge may take us tomorrow. And then they make it human – and, therefore, ‘real’.

What will I find in a ‘Womens Fiction or Chic-Lit’ Book?

Women’s fiction is an umbrella term for women centered books that focus on women’s life experience that are marketed to female readers, and includes many mainstream novels or woman’s rights Books. It is distinct from Women’s writing, which refers to literature written by (rather than promoted to) women. There exists no comparable label in English for works of fiction that are marketed to males.

The Romance Writers of America organization defines women’s fiction as, “a commercial novel about a woman on the brink of life change and personal growth. Her journey details emotional reflection and action that transforms her and her relationships with others, and includes a hopeful/upbeat ending with regard to her romantic relationship.”
Source: Wikipedia > Women’s Fiction

Back in 1953, in what was still the early days of the Science Fiction genre, the great sci fi author Isaac Asimov defined it as “that branch of literature which is concerned with the impact of scientific advance upon human beings”. It is a branch of literature which has grown exponentially, hand-in-hand with the growth of human advances in science and technology and, by the 1970s its purpose, as evidenced in the new style of writing that had developed, had matured into one which wasn’t only concerned with science, but with consequences of scientific and technological advancement. Sci fi author Pamela Sargent then defined it as “the literature of ideas.”

But even that definition doesn’t go far enough. ‘Ideas’ and ‘consequences of ideas’ are now, almost too-limited a way of looking at what science fiction has become. Not only do authors project the advancement of science into the future and calculate the consequences – they assess, in advance, the moral consequences of these advances. They seek to pre-empt the kind of philosophical, moral and ethical issues that might ensue, and consider how to react. Or how our philosophical reasoning might also advance, along with technologies. As such, the best science fiction books are works of the philosophy of technology, and ethics. As new scientists, studying at university, have their work and theories swayed by the latest sci fi novel they read – so, philosophers may find themselves re-reading the self-same novels to obtain a head-start on the new frontiers of philosophy.

But not all science fiction is heavy with tech and theses on the human condition! There is something for everyone in this wide and deep genre of ideas. For pure action and adventure enthusiasts, thriller aficionados, and those wishing to, simply, be entertained – there are books and authors a plenty to go around. And you can start by looking in our list of books below…

Science Fiction Books - Dune by Frank Herbert

The Chic Lit classic Book: Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding

Science Fiction Books - Enders Game by Orson Scott Card

Women’s Fiction Bestseller The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

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Magnolia Wednesdays

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Sorry Not Sorry

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Life and Other Shortcomings

WINNER - 2020 International Book Awards WINNER - 2020 American Fiction Award WINNER - 2021 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award WINNING FINALIST - 2020 Best Book Awards WINNING FINALIST - 2020 BkMk Press Fiction Award Featured in Travel + Leisure: 2020 Fall Roundup...

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Queen Bee

“If I could only read one writer from now until the end of my life, it would be Dorothea Benton Frank." —Elin Hilderbrand, the New York Times bestselling authorImmerse yourself in the enchanting world of New York Times bestselling author Dorothea...

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Runaway Summer

From bestselling Amazon author Ruth Saberton Can you ever run fast enough to escape your past? Since leaving Polwenna Bay for the bright lights of London, Summer Penhalligan has tried to never look back. Her childhood sweetheart let her down terribly and the beautiful...

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Love Sold Separately

“Readers looking for a light beach read will enjoy the engaging writing and compelling plot.”—Library Journal “A great romp of a read”—Candace Bushnell, New York Times bestselling author of SEX AND THE CITY Bright lights, big...

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A Child of My Own

‘I devoured this novel whole in one sitting. My God what a ride… it broke my heart… A definite must read.’ Marmite Miss ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ As I watch her walk away, an arm raised to her face as she wipes tears from her...

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Piece of Cake

When Lacey reached for a piece of cake, she accidentally picked up the hand of Mr. Golden Eyes, Colton Hughes. He captured her heart and disappeared into the crowd of people leaving her to think it was a momentary crush. The next time they met she ended up on her back...

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3 Women, 3 Stories, 3 Results

A boxed set that includes The Retreat, The Journey, and My Name is Tookie. Each of these women's studies books shares a unique, and sometimes heartbreaking tale of survival where coming to terms with the painful circumstances of their lives eventually brought solace...

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Something Borrowed

Fans of Sarah Morgan and Jill Mansell will love this uplifting and heartwarming novel! She’s the jilted bridezilla. He’s the commitment-phobe best man. Can they work together for the sake of their businesses? Or should they avoid each other for the sake...

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The Goodbye Summer

The Goodbye Summer is an unforgettable novel about daring to love, braving a loss, and setting yourself free, by Patricia Gaffney, the author of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller, The Saving Graces. Poignantly exploring one woman’s inner growth and self...

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The Forget-Me-Not Bakery

‘Caroline Flynn captures the heartfelt small town spirit with this charming romance!’ — Sherryl Woods, #1 New York Times bestselling Sweet Magnolias authorFrom a small town called Port Landon comes a beautiful sweet romance about finding a place...

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My Jane Austen Summer

“When one has read the six great Austen novels…and then reread and then reread the six again, one’s only recourse is the company of others equally bereft. Cindy Jones’s My Jane Austen Summer fills the gap with a nourishing Austen-soaked...

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Friends and Strangers

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK An insightful, hilarious, and compulsively readable novel about a complicated friendship between two women who are at two very different stages in life, from the bestselling author of Maine...

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One S’more Summer

"If HBO’s Girls went to summer camp, this would be their story. A fast-paced, enjoyable read!" -- Kristin Harmel, international bestselling author of The Sweetness of Forgetting For twenty long years, Gigi Goldstein has been pining away for her best...

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The Sweeney Sisters

"This is a big-hearted belly-laugh of a book, told with wit and poignancy. Family secrets, laughter and tears, shocking reveals, and an uplifting ending make this a story to savor--and share."--Susan Wiggs, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost and...

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The Weird Sisters [Kindle Edition]

This is the "delightful" (People) New York Times bestseller that's earned raves from Sarah Blake, Helen Simonson, and reviewers everywhere-the story of three sisters who love each other, but just don't happen to like each other very much... Three sisters have returned...

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The Unraveling of Cassidy Holmes

“The Unraveling of Cassidy Holmes is a page-turning peek inside the glamour and brutality of life as a pop star. Sloan takes us on a wild ride through the world of music video shoots, expensive hotels, and arena tours—showing us the darkness that...

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Recipe for a Perfect Wife

In this captivating dual narrative novel, a modern-day woman finds inspiration in hidden notes left by her home’s previous owner, a quintessential 1950s housewife. As she discovers remarkable parallels between this woman’s life and her own, it causes her...

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Old Enough to Know Better

It’s never too late to have fun in this heartwarming and hilarious new novel for fans of Judy Leigh’s Five French Hens and The Old Girls’ Network!‘So real, wise and funny…an absolute triumph!’ Katie FfordeWhen her daughter,...

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The Inn at Willa Bay

Saving a rundown seaside resort makes dealing with bridezillas look like a piece of cake.Achieving her dream career as a wedding planner hasn’t been easy, but Zoe’s sacrifices are about to pay off. Unfortunately, her carefully crafted life is knocked off...

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Saving Ruby King

Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2020 by Ms. Magazine, USA Today Book Riot, The Rumpus, Library Journal, PureWow, The Every Girl, Parade and more. “Forever and to the end. That’s what they say instead of I love you.” When Ruby King’s mother...

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In Case You Missed It

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The Lost Love Song

Behind every great love song is a great love story, from the author of Star-Crossed NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY PUBLISHERS WEEKLY • “A tender tribute to the healing powers of love and music . . . Readers will be...

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The Misadventures of Catie Bloom

She made a career out of lies. He's a player ready to settle down. Can they fake it till they make it into each other's arms? Catie Bloom dreads being found out as a hot mess. So when the high-profile domestic goddess’s supposedly perfect life is scheduled for...

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Boardwalk Summer

In this new novel from the USA Today bestselling author of The Dressmaker’s Dowry, two young women two generations apart discover the joy and heartbreak of following their dreams. Aspiring Hollywood actress Violet makes a shocking choice in 1940, and...

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The Forever Summer

The Awful Truth About Emily Ruth!Lucas Griffin has come to Port Gamble for one purpose: to get the Griffin family summer home out of the clutches of his evil ex-wife, Emily Ruth Griffin.But before he can blink twice, she drops dead in the local grocery market. Now...

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The Garden of Forgotten Wishes

The delightful Sunday Times bestselling novel from Trisha Ashley 'One of the best writers around!' Katie Fforde 'Full of down-to-earth humour.' Sophie Kinsella ___ All Marnie wants is somewhere to call home. Mourning lost years spent in a marriage...

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My Journey to the Ocean

Synopsis What if you woke up one day only to find out that everything has changed forever? Elena knows what she wants from life, she has her whole world charted out and is engaged to be married to Alex, but when she takes a trip across the Atlantic Ocean to the...

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The Floating Feldmans

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Match Made in Manhattan

After two intense, dead-end relationships, serial monogamist Alison finds herself confused, lonely, and drastically out of touch with the world of modern dating. Refusing to wallow, she signs up for a popular dating app and resolves to remain open-minded and...

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Jackie and Maria

From the #1 bestselling author of The Secret Wife comes a story of love, passion, and tragedy as the lives of Jackie Kennedy and Maria Callas are intertwined—and they become the ultimate rivals, in love with the same man. The President's...

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