Just finished book three of the Remembrance of Earth’s Past trilogy, by Chinese sci-fi author Cixin Liu. The first book was very good, the second (which had a different translator than the first) I didn’t like quite as much, but oh my god, the third book – Death’s End – was absolutely incredible. I cannot say enough amazing things about it, from the ideas to the scale of the story.
I’m still processing the third one, but there’s a good chance you’re going to end up seeing a couple ideas from it in Starmourn in one form or another, even if most of the book would make for a very bad game universe for reasons I’ll not elaborate on to avoid spoiling anything.
Here’s an Amazon link to The Three Body Problem, the first book in the trilogy. If you love sci-fi, go read them!