10 Sci-Fi Books That You Must Read Once in Your Life

Nothing beats a great sci-fi book to read. But it is a saturated genre which can make fidning you next read difficult. Which is why we put together a list of the ten sci-fi books that you must read once in your life. Keep reading to find out which books made our list!

Most of these novels should be familiar to you. They are recent or old classics that have shaped the genre to what is it today. They are must read novels if you are a sci-fi fan. These ten novels are just the tip of the iceberg of all the amazing sci-fi books out there. You can see the full list below.

10 Sci-Fi Books That You Must Read

Ender’s Game

Book Review for Ender's Game
Ender’s Game by Orsen Scott Card

A personal favorite of mine on this list is Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. It is a brilliant novel that has an unexpected plot twist. The writing is precise and the tension is palpable. Card includes some interesting themes, making this book one of a kind.


A sci-fi novel that has risen to popularity in modern times is 1984. When some ideas in this sci-fi and dystopian novel came true, people’s interest in the novel rose. The novel touches on issues such as mass surveillance, a controlling regime, and disinformation.


Frankenstein book cover
Frankenstein book review

Frankenstein is a classic that is a must read no matter what your favorite genre is. It is a sci-fi novel that is also thought provoking. The novel is considered the first sci-fi novel and holds up well centuries later.


A sci-fi novel that you will get immersed in is Hyperion by Dan Simmons. It follows a group of people who travel to Hyperion, and the travelers share their stories of how they were chosen for the pilgrimage. The writing, storytelling, and world building make this one of the best sci-fi books out there.

Strangers in a Strange Land

Stranger in a Strange Land science fiction best-selling book
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robery A. Heinlein book review

A novel that isn’t as popular as the other books on this list is Stranger in a Strange Land. The story is about a human who grew up among an alien race and returns back to Earth. The government wants to study him but things go awry as he escapes. There are a lot of issues that the novel tackles and questions what it means to be humans.


That wraps up this list of the 10 best sci-fi books that you must read once in your life. How many of these novels have you read? What other sci-fi books should we have  included on our list? Let us know in the comments below!

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