The 50 Best Science Fiction Books That You Must Read

The science fiction genre is filled with tons of amazing books. They can take you to different worlds and introduce innovative technology. That led us to list the 50 best science fiction books of all time. Keep reading for our list of the 30 best science fiction books that you must read!

Even with 50 sci-fi books on this list, some amazing books will just miss out. There are countless amazing books to read and if you enjoyed the books on this list, you should seek even more sci-fi books. You can see the full list below

The 50 Best Science Fiction Books That You Must Read

Science Fiction Books Worth Reading

One of my personal favorites on this list is Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. It is a brilliant novel that has an expected plot twist. The writing is precise and the tension is palpable. Another favorite of mine is Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick. The novel makes you think and ask questions that are hard to answer.

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

A newer book that made the list is Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. It is a novel that you will think about long after you have finished reading it. Mandel has become one of my favorite authors over the years and this book showcases her amazing talents.

If you like horror novels, then there are also some books here for you. Frankenstein is a classic that is a must read. But it is one of many sci-fi genres that combine elements from both. A deep dive will lead you in a tunnel that may keep you up at night.

Frankenstein book cover
Frankenstein book review

Even if you aren’t an avid book reader, there is a good chance you read The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. It is taught in most schools across the United States. The brilliant dystopian novel tackles heavy themes which has made it one of the most censored books in the world.


That is all for this list of the 50 best science fiction books that you must read. How many of these novels have you read? What novels would you have included on the list? Let us know in the comments below!

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2 thoughts on “The 50 Best Science Fiction Books That You Must Read

  1. Anonymous says:

    Not sure I’d classify Frankenstein as sci-fi, but I guess that speaks to the nature of changing definitions. Also I’d add Three Body Problem to this list.

  2. Steve says:

    The Forever War ; Joe Haldeman
    The Lord of Light ; Roger Zelazny

    Possible all Hugo and Nebulas winners, for novel categories


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