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

One of our most read genres is science fiction. Who doesn’t love a well-written sci-fi novel. That is why we decided to list seven sci-fi books that you must read once i your life!

The sci-fi genre is filled with lots of amazing books that it can be hard knowing where to start. These seven books are thought-ptovoking, well written, and some of the best works of fiction ever written. We know that seven books isn’t enough to cover this genre. It should be a startting poinf for our readers. You can see the full list below!

Seven 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

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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

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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.

Ender’s Game

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

A personal favorite of mine on this list isEnder’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.

The Handmaid’s Tale

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The Handmaid’s Tale book review

One of the most popular sci-fi novels ever written is The Handmaid’s Tale. Some people may have read it in school while others read it for fun but either way, it is an impactful novel. Atwood imagines a world where women are assigned to produce children for a ruling class.


1984 book cover
1984 book review

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.


That is all for this list of the seven sci-fi books that you must read once i your life. How many of these books have you read or plan to read? What other sci-fi books should have made our list? Let us know in the comments below!

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