Best Science Fiction Books


The Top Ten

1 Dune

The "Lord of the Rings" of science-fiction. - Will2413

This book is probably my favourite - iliekpiez

One of the best books ever written - iliekpiez

Pewdiepie agress!

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2 Ender's Game

One of the greatest stories of empathy, stories in science fiction, and one of the best novels ever. - joshthomas

A must in everybody's lifetime.

It is so good!

3 The Time Machine

The earliest science fiction written. The term 'Time Machine' was coined by H.G. wells in this book. Amazing! - mohit100

Another hit out of the park for Wells - iliekpiez

4 1984

I had to choose between 2001,childhoods end,the hithickers...,but 1984 literally was one of the most though provoking books I've ever read. - Toucan

5 Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
6 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy


7 Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury is a genius. The setting is in the 25th century, and the concept it marvelously expressed. - Robobrain

I think its one the greatest Sci-fi books ever written. - DownTheTown

8 2001: A Space Odyssey

Clarke is just brilliant

9 Foundation - Isaac Asimov
10 Neuromancer

The Contenders

11 Stranger in a Strange Land

Great book, Heinlein at the peak of his writing ability

12 Hyperion

So complex and rich. Amazingly well written. A jewel that deserves to stand apart along with the big ones.

One of my top 10 books. The Shrike is forever an exciting enigma, the characters are superb and the different settings in which they are are so immersive to the reader (me). In certain aspects it is my number one book. Vernor Vinge is up there but does not have this dark undertone like this one has.

13 Brave New World

This book made me think more than any other science fiction book - Knucklewood

14 The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
15 The Quantum Thief
16 Interplanetary
17 Journey to the Center of the Earth
18 I Am Legend - Richard Matheson
19 The Stand - Stephen King
20 Doomsday Book
21 I, Robot - Isaac Asimov
22 Prelude to Foundation
23 Rendezvous with Rama

Brilliant, read the sequels as well, forget the reviews, there great.

I seriously love Clarke novels - Toucan

24 The Girl in the Golden Atom
25 Slaughterhouse-Five
26 The Left Hand of Darkness
27 The Martian Chronicles
28 Jurassic Park

Although not one for children or the faint of heart, Jurassic Park is a masterpiece, which deserves to have the number one spot on this list. It is enthralling, thrilling and exciting, and one of the most well-written books ever! It has believable characters, an exciting plot, and of course, dinosaurs!

29 A Deepness in the Sky
30 The War of the Worlds

The foresight in this book is chilling. HG Welles practically predicted modern warfare with this novel, and the ending (despite heavy criticism from some) is absolutely fantastic. It really makes you think about our place on this world. - Knucklewood

31 Red Mars
32 The Martian
33 Ready Player One

Why the hell is this at 33? It’s so good

34 The Gods Themselves
35 True History
36 The Algebraist
37 Pushing Ice
38 Jennifer Government
39 The Reality Dysfunction
40 V for Vendetta
41 Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
42 Explorers On the Moon
43 Around The World In 80 Days
44 The Invisible Man
45 Watchmen
46 Frankenstein
47 Foundation Trilogy

Isaac Asimov... Wait a writer!

48 The Dosadi Experiment
49 Half Past Human
50 Planet of the Apes - Pierre Boulle
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1. Journey to the Center of the Earth
2. The Time Machine
3. V for Vendetta
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2. Dune
3. Ender's Game
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