After a long day at work, wouldn’t it be nice to get a little action during the night? No, that’s not the kind of “action” I’m referring to. I’m talking about getting into your jammies, curling up beside a lamp, and reading a jam-packed action sci-fi book as you relax and end your day!

Of course, it’s never too late to get one of these if you are new to this genre. With this list of the best action packed sci-fi thrillers of 2020, you can choose the best books for you and order them online whenever you want. So, what are we waiting for? Let’s get down to the list and check out the perfect reads for you!

Kronos Rising: Kraken, by Max Hawthorne

Beneath the cold dungeons of Tartarus, a severely injured Sam Mot struggles as an aggravated giant octopus chases him and threatens to destroy the whole submarine base. Of course, this could only mean one thing: Tartarus is under attack by the Kraken, and panicking will surely not help.

Thankfully, as the shaken up Dirk Braddock fights his personal battle with his health, Natalya Dragunova arrives at Tartarus to get her revenge against the beast that murdered her crew and rescue her best friend’s brother along the process. However, as they move along the dungeons, Natalya encounters numerous events and secrets that are waiting to foil her plans. Will they be able to hold the might of the Kraken as they fix one problem after another? Read on to Hawthorne’s amazing work to find out!

The Luminous Dead, by Caitlin Starling

Gyre Price always wanted to get off the planet and follow her mother, so she went to this maddening expedition that can either save her life or destroy it altogether. Of course, this experience has a big paycheck by the end, so she’s expecting to have a team of experts that can guide her all the way. However, all she got was Em, who has a bunch of secrets that will do them no good. Will the duo be able to survive the horrifying experiences that are waiting for them? We can’t know, because it seems like they are not alone in this crazy adventure.

Axiom’s End, by Lindsay Ellis

When you are blinded by your own government, eventually things will be out in the open, and Cora Sabino made sure that she can handle things in the best way possible. As the extraterrestrial threat spreads havoc all around Earth, her job is to find out how to get through the whole mess as she puts the pieces all together, that apparently, her whistleblower father did not make easy enough for her. Will she be able to survive the chaos and take care of the secrets as she tries to avoid the press, the internet, and the government all at once? Get ready for this mind-boggling read as you delve into Lindsay Ellis’ fantastic work!

Interlibrary Loan, by Gene Wolfe

What will you do if you encounter someone that looks exactly like you? Of course, you will panic, right? In this amazing work by Gene Wolfe, this is completely normal, especially since the world is now full of robots and clones. The problem is, complications start to arise as the clones start to reclone and make more problems for each other. How will they solve the puzzling circumstances that are always arising with every minute that passes?

The Sunken Land Begins to Rise Again, by M. John Harrison

Shaw is putting his so called “life” with an on-and-off girlfriend named Victoria altogether. All is well until Shaw got himself involved in a conspiracy theory. On the other hand, Victoria is doing an amazing task renovating her dead mother’s house. However, there are lots of questions piling up like how her mother died and how the waitress just completely disappeared behind that house. If you want to know the answers, then sit back and unfold the hidden truths behind the mysteries within this book.

Network Effect: A Murderbot Novel, by Martha Wells

Have you ever wondered how it feels like to have a robot companion at work or at home to help you finish tasks? If yes, then welcome to a novel where artificial intelligence (AI) took its toll in the human world.

Murderbots think of themselves as human associates but as time goes by, they see that humans don’t really treat them as friends until things go wrong. It’s time to switch things up and read a novel that is beyond the human world then ask yourself, is it possible that AIs can overpower humans?

The Doors of Eden, by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Two women looked for monsters on Bodmin Moor. Unfortunately, only one of them made it alive, or so Lee thought because after a long time, Mal just showed up. If Mal did not really die, then where has she been all this time?

Meanwhile, an investigator named Julian Sabreur is investigating an attack on physicist Amal Khan. This guides Julian into a discovery that the suspect may not be human, and his only clue is a video footage. Get this book and find out how events turned out for the characters in the story.

Recursion, by Blake Crouch

Imagine, people across the globe are waking up to different bodies with new memories, so who would not be terrified with that? Barry, who investigates the situation, speculates that it can be a disease that alters the mind but it can be something more dangerous too. Fortunately, a neuroscientist from miles away, Helena Smith, is trying to develop a technology that can be a solution to the world’s issue. If you want to find out what happens next, then indulge yourself by getting this book and ready yourself for some deep discoveries!


Reading a book from this list of the best action packed sci-fi thrillers is definitely worth it! If you want to have a great time, choose one and make sure that it fits your interests well. Get ready for the amazing adventures and puzzling experiences you will face, because whether you want it or not, your mind is about to get blown thanks to these talented authors!

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