A genre that is sometimes underappreciated is science fiction. But once people overcome their ignorance of the genre and dive into it, they realize how vast and different novels in this genre can be. That is why we decided to list the ten best science fiction books that you must read!
Choosing only ten novels for this novel means that a bunch of great sci-fi novels won’t make the list. But that just means that there are a lot more novels to read once you get past these ten books. Many of the novels selected are classics and some of them overlap in other genres. You can see the full list below!
The 10 Best Science Fiction Books That You Must Read
- Dune by Frank Herbert
- Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
- Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? By Philip K. Dick
- Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
- The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
- The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
- Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
- A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
The Best Sci-Fi Novels
A novel that jumps out from the sci-fi genre has to be Dune by Frank Herbert. Whether or not you have read much sci-fi books, there is a good chance that you heard about this novel. It is a sci-fi novel that has amazing world building and has resonated with many readers. Many critics consider this the best sci-fi book ever written.
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.
If you love horror, then you should know that many authors have written a horror/sci-fi novel. And Frankenstein by Mary Shelley falls under that category. It is considered one of the first horror novels and is a classic novel for a reason. Even over a century later, the novel is still as popular as ever.
These are the ten best science fiction books that you must read. While there are a few others that can make a case for making this list, I believe these are the best of the best. How many of these novels have you read? What novels would you have included on the list? Let us know in the comments below!