The science fiction genre is one that gets overlooked often. But it contains some amazing classics as well as novels that make you wonder what the future holds. That is why we have curated a list of the 20 best science fiction books that you must read!
By choosing only 20 novels, we had to leave out some personal favorites. But that just proves how much this genre has to offer. And some great fan favorites will probably not make the list. That is the reality when there is a lot of amazing books to choose from. You can see the full list below!
The 20 Best Science Fiction Books That You Must Read
- Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
- Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
- Dune by Frank Herbert
- 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke
- Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
- Foundation by Isaac Asimov
- The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
- The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide by Douglas Adams
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
- The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
- Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
- Hyperion by Dan Simmons
- Ringworld by Larry Niven
- I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
- Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
- The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
- A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
- Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
- Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
- A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
Amazing Science Fiction Novels
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.
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 s popular as ever.
These are the 20 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!