Best Science Fiction Books

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The Top Ten

1 Dune (Frank Herbert)

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 (Orson Scott Card)

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 (George Orwell)

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? (Philip K. Dick,)
5 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)

MY FAVORITE BOOK SHOULD BE NUMBER 1 - YOUnique253

6 The Time Machine (H. G. Wells)

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

7 Foundation (Isaac Asimov)
8 Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury)

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 (William Gibson)
10 Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)

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

The Contenders

11 The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (Robert A. Heinlein)
12 Hyperion (Dan Simmons)

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 Journey to the Center of the Earth (Jules Verne)
14 Stranger in a Strange Land (Robert A. Heinlein)

Great book, Heinlein at the peak of his writing ability

15 I Am Legend (Richard Matheson)
16 Doomsday Book (Connie Willis)
17 I, Robot (Isaac Asimov)
18 The Stand (Stephen King)
19 Rendezvous with Rama (Arthur C. Clarke)

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

I seriously love Clarke novels - Toucan

20 The Quantum Thief (Hannu Rajaniemi)
21 The Girl in the Golden Atom (Ray Cummings)
22 Prelude to Foundation (Isaac Asimov)
23 Slaughterhouse-Five (Kurt Vonnegut)
24 The Left Hand of Darkness (Ursula K. Le Guin)
25 Jurassic Park (Michael Crichton)

I like dinosaurs, and this book is great

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!

26 Red Mars (Kim Stanley Robinson)
27 V for Vendetta (Alan Moore)

Masterpiece from DC Comic... - lm10sd10

28 The War of the Worlds (H. G. Wells)

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

29 Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)

I could see this scenario actually happening in the future!

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

30 The Gods Themselves (Isaac Asimov)
31 A Deepness in the Sky (Vernor Vinge)
32 Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (Jules Verne)
33 The Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison)
34 The Martian Chronicles (Ray Bradbury)
35 Bring the Jubilee (Ward Moore)
36 The Martian (Ward Moore)
37 The Algebraist (Iain M. Banks)
38 Pushing Ice (Alastair Reynolds)
39 Jennifer Government (Max Barry)
40 The Reality Dysfunction (Peter F. Hamilton)
41 Explorers On the Moon (Hergé)
42 Around The World In 80 Days (Jules Verne)
43 Watchmen (Alan Moore)

Another masterpiece from DC Comics.. - lm10sd10

44 Frankenstein (Mary Shelley)
45 The Dosadi Experiment (Frank Herbert)
46 Half Past Human (T. J. Bass)
47 Planet of the Apes (Pierre Boulle)
48 The Songs of Distant Earth (Arthur C. Clarke)
49 Starship Troopers (Robert A. Heinlein)
50 Who Goes There? (John W. Campbell, Jr.)
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