Science fiction literally means “the literature of change.” This includes all of the technological and scientific advancements that have been made in the last few years to make an imaginative future possible. The sci-fi genre can be broken down into astronomy, astrophysics, fantasy, science, time travel, and so many other things that it’s not possible to talk about them all here. So when I think about the top 10, I can’t leave out some of my “all-time favorite” movies. They may give the writer a condescending nod when they see that I don’t include their favorite science fiction books on my list. However, I’m going to take the risk and go ahead with my own list.
Dune by Frank Herbert
If this sounds like a cliché, it’s because this book is always at the top of lists. This book is a classic, a story that can be read over and over again. So Dune is now the first thing on my list.
When Dune Leto is a child, the book takes place about 20,000 years later. The plot of this book has a lot of exciting and shocking twists that keep the readers guessing. Ending: It’s very likely to make the reader want to keep reading. It has been a hit since the 1990s, all the way to 2009.
Neuromancer by William Gibson
If this book was written today, it would be set in the future. One of the stories in this book is about a simple cowboy who turns into a cyberpunk and gets caught up with a mysterious group of people who turn out to be cyber terrorists. For unknown reasons, the novel moves through cyberspace in a strange way. The author does a good job of capturing the complex cyber technology, mystery, and excitement in his book.
If you are a “cyberpunk” or a “IT fan,” you should read this book.
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
This must have been one of my favorite things when I was a child because I thought the idea of time travel and a time machine was so weird.
As the title says, this book is about a time machine made by the main character, who is also the author. They go back and forth through time, going from 802,701AD to 30 million years in the future. The story takes the reader through different times. The reader is in a trance as they travel through time with the time traveler into the world of HG Wells, which is a lot of fun.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
In the past, there have been so many Frankenstein stories that the audience almost wants to say, “Yet, not another one of the Frankenstein-made monsters!” However, this book is better than all the other books that haven’t saturated our brains. This story is about Victor Frankenstein’s sad story, which is about Frankenstein’s monster.
The story of Victor is told in third person by Robert Walton, who tells the audience about Victor’s life. He tells them everything about Victor’s life. Victor, who has been a genius since he was a child, makes a monster by accident. The monster now wants to pay back his creator and his creator’s family for not giving him a chance to be a man.
Hyperion by Dan Simmons
The reader is taken to another dimension, another world, or another time. They are also taken to a different place. People in a world called Hyperion love, fear, and hate a creature called Shrike. People in Hyperion have different ideas about what is going on in the galaxy, so it looks like it’s at war. Seven pilgrims to Hyperion have a lot of secrets that are found out at the end of this book. Definitely a book that will keep you up at night.
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
Only my second book on this list was written by a woman. As we know, women aren’t well-liked in the sci-fi genre, so it was important for me to mention this great author, Ursula, who breaks the stereotype of science-fiction being a male-dominated field. The book talks about the gender crisis and how people find out who they are. The characters in this story don’t have gender and have different human traits. Ursula has done a great job with this unique story. This book will make you feel goosebumps. “Must-read.”
The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
When Joe Haldeman writes a series of novels called “The Forever War,” he tells stories that last forever. Here’s a little about the first book in the series. The book is about a fierce alien that seems to be hostile to people. William Mandela, the hero, is sent through space and takes chances to save his planet. He goes through any challenges that he has to deal with.
The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester
This spine-tingling book imagines a future where people protect themselves from radioactive hit men by building walls around their homes.
You go on a journey with Foyle in the book, and it makes you feel happy and sad about him. Great book, I think it’s worth reading.
The Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov
These three books have been an inspiration to a lot of people who write in the science fiction field. This book takes you on a journey to a time and place that we can’t even imagine. A time so far in the future that humans have set up home in the galaxy to look around and see what else is out there. This book takes you on a journey into the world of fantasy, where there are no rules and everything can be worked out in a math equation. This will make you think outside the box and get your brain cells going.
The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe
Gene Wolfe wrote the book of the new sun. The story is set in a fantasy world, and it focuses on magical things and powers. During the movie, we learn about a sun that is going to die, as well as the “Conciliator,” who is going to save the earth, but isn’t aware of it until later on. The character has been given magical abilities. In order for the “Conciliator” to be crowned, he has to go through a lot of things. His goal is to save the world from death.