Best Science Fiction Books
This novel is extremely popular among boys (mostly) and a few girls who discovered it at about age 11. It's age appropriate for them, and a rollicking story, but hardly great literature. I'm always embarrassed to see it on "best SF" lists.
One of the greatest stories of empathy, stories in science fiction, and one of the best novels ever.
A must in everybody's lifetime.
The "Lord of the Rings" of science-fiction.
Dune is waay better than the other books in front of it. Dune should be #1
Ray Bradbury is a genius. The setting is in the 25th century, and the concept it marvelously expressed.
I think its one the greatest Sci-fi books ever written.
Libertarian wet dream. Implausible and silly. Heinlein's best work was behind him.
I had to choose between 2001, childhood's end, the hitchhikers... but 1984 literally was one of the most thought provoking books I've ever read.
The earliest science fiction written. The term 'Time Machine' was coined by H.G. wells in this book. Amazing!
One of my favorite books.
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.
So complex and rich. Amazingly well written. A jewel that deserves to stand apart along with the big ones.
The first book blows your mind!
Really good book
Vastly overrated. Dated and silly in countless ways. Plus it seems to be the first appearance of that regrettable character (in this case Jubal Harshaw) that showed up in nearly every Heinlein novel going forward, who was there mostly to spout Heinlein's own quixotic views of this and that.
Brilliant, read the sequels as well, forget the reviews, there great.
This book made me think more than any other science fiction book
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!
I could see this scenario actually happening in the future!
So good. Such a good movie and book.
Why the hell is this at 33? It's so good
This was such an amazing book, the movie was terribly done but the book was so amazing
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.