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

If you are anything like us, then you also love sci-fi novels. There are a lot of great books to read but which books should you prioritize? We have made a list of four sci-fi books that you must read once in your life. Keep reading to find out which books made the list.

There are tons of amazing sci-fi novels and choosing only four was a tall task. The books we selected are classics and books that every sci-fi lover should read at least once. They capture the magical essence of the genre and have helped shape the genre to what is today. You can see the full list below!

Four Sci-Fi Books That You Must Read


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.

Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451 book cover
Fahrenheit 451 bY Ray Bradbury book review

A classic novel that is taught in schools and worth reading is Fahrenheit 451. It is a dystopian novel that imagines a world where books are outlawed and burned. Guy Montag is a fireman who burns books but ends up questioning the system in place and rebels.

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

Lastly, 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 ends this list of the four best sci-fi books that you must read once in your life. How many of these books have you read? What other sci-fi books should have made the list? Let us know in the comments below!

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5 thoughts on “Four Sci-Fi Books That You Must Read Once in Your Life

  1. Anonymous says:

    Definitely must read “The Stars My Destination” by Bester

  2. Anonymous says:

    Well due to the current pop culture moment….
    Caves of Steel and I Robot. FOUNDATION……Asimov
    2001 Space Odyssey….Clark
    Starship Troopers….Heinlein

  3. Anonymous says:

    Read all except Frankenstein. But more than just Hyperion should be read.

  4. Larry Sher says:

    I think “The Moon is a Harsh Mistress” was Heinlein’s best.


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