Multcolib My Librarian Rachael: Stupendous science fiction series for the summer
Annotation:The simmering conflict between the inner planets and outer 'belt' becomes a full boil. Old fashioned space opera, likely to appeal to Battlestar Galactica fans. #1 in the Expanse series.
Annotation:Cordelia Naismith, from peaceful and liberal Beta Colony, falls for Lord Aral Vorkosigan of miltaristic Barrayar in this character-driven tale. The Vorkosigan saga has many great starting points, this is one of them.
Annotation:A world-ending asteroid is on the way, and newly-minted detective Hank Palace is trying to keep doing his job amidst the chaos and despair. Science fiction for people who like police procedurals. #1 in a trilogy -- the finale, World of Trouble, is due out later this summer.
Annotation:Arthur Dent is introduced to the galaxy at large when he is rescued by an alien friend seconds before Earth's destruction, and so begins a wild series of humorous adventures. This omnibus edition has the entire knee-slapping series.
Annotation:Horza, a Changer, finds himself at the center of an epic galactic confrontation between the fanatical Idirans and the communistic Culture. This is big-idea, thought-provoking space opera. #1 in the Culture series.
Annotation:Lilith is in the Andes, mourning the death of her family, when war destroys Earth. Centuries later she is resurrected by powerful aliens, the Oankali. Originally published in separate volumes as the Xenogenesis trilogy.
Annotation:The first book in The Company series, where immortal cyborgs labor to save treasures just before disaster takes them. Orphaned Mendoza is saved from the Spanish inquisition and transformed into one of these cyborgs. Wonderful characters, and a great mix of history and science fiction.