Best Science Fiction Books


The Top Ten

1 Dune

This book is probably my favourite - iliekpiez

One of the best books ever written - iliekpiez

Pewdiepie agress!

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

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2 Ender's Game

It is so good!

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.

3 1984

Best sci-fi book

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

4 Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
5 The Time Machine

Another hit out of the park for Wells - iliekpiez

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

6 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy


7 Foundation - Isaac Asimov
8 Fahrenheit 451

The book was very intense - cpc

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

9 Neuromancer
10 Brave New World

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

The Contenders

11 The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
12 Hyperion

The first book blows your mind!

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.

13 Stranger in a Strange Land

Great book, Heinlein at the peak of his writing ability

14 2001: A Space Odyssey

Clarke is just brilliant

15 Journey to the Center of the Earth
16 I Am Legend - Richard Matheson
17 Doomsday Book
18 I, Robot - Isaac Asimov
19 The Stand - Stephen King
20 Rendezvous with Rama

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

I seriously love Clarke novels - Toucan

21 The Quantum Thief
22 The Girl in the Golden Atom
23 Interplanetary
24 Prelude to Foundation
25 Slaughterhouse-Five
26 The Left Hand of Darkness
27 The Martian Chronicles
28 Red Mars
29 V for Vendetta

Masterpiece from DC Comic... - lm10sd10

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 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!

32 Ready Player One

I could see this scenario actually happening in the future!

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

33 The Gods Themselves
34 A Deepness in the Sky
35 Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
36 Explorers On the Moon
37 Around The World In 80 Days
38 The Invisible Man
39 Frankenstein
40 Foundation Trilogy

Isaac Asimov... Wait a writer!

41 Bring the Jubilee
42 The Martian
43 True History
44 The Algebraist
45 Pushing Ice
46 Jennifer Government
47 The Reality Dysfunction
48 Watchmen

Another masterpiece from DC Comics.. - lm10sd10

49 The Dosadi Experiment
50 Half Past Human
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1. Journey to the Center of the Earth
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2. Dune
3. Ender's Game
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