Science Fiction novels are some of the best works of fiction when done right. They use science to push the boundaries of fiction and are also great plot enhancers. There are a lot of great science fiction novels books but we will narrow it down to the best five science fiction books out there.
This is just my opinion and it is biased and relies on books that I have read. While I enjoy science fiction novels, there are a lot of important science fiction novels that are still unread at the moment.
The Five Best Science Fiction Books
- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams
- The Martian Andy Weir
- Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
- Dune by Frank Herbert
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams is not only great writing but it is also hilarious. Balancing humor and sci-fi is not an easy task but Adams does just that. It doesn’t take the genre serious which works in the series favor.
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep
The second novel on this list goes to Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick. It is about a bounty hunter sent to hunt robots pretending to be humans. But what happens when you cannot tell the difference?
The third title is the classic Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. It is one of the earliest works of science fiction and has an influx of philosophy as well. Also, the monster’s name is not Frankenstein, contrary to popular belief.
Dune by Frank Herbert is the first science fiction novel to get acknoledged by the mainstream media. It was also the first book (Children of Dune) to top the New York Times Best Seller list. The novel also an amazing fantasy novel with its amazing world building which makes it hard to put down once you start reading it.
The fifth and final novel on the list goes to The Martian by Andy Weir. He is an amazing sci-fi writer and this novel started it all. It is about a man who gets stranded in Mars and needs to survive until he is rescued.
And that concludes the list. What novels should have been on this list? Would you like to see included in out next list? You can check out the video that accompanies this article down below!