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Science Fiction

Books that are out of this world, in the future, and in outer space.

Science fiction overview

Looking to explore other planets/galaxies and worlds in a more science-oriented and science-based novel? Then Science Fiction is for you! With stories that often take place in the future, and/or on other planets this genre tends to focus on the more plausible than magical. Authors often take care in building the worlds they base their stories in and will take pains to research the science behind their story. Sound interesting? Expand and explore your knowledge with one of these reads!

" fiction is something that could happen - but usually you wouldn't want it to. Fantasy is something that couldn't happen - though often you only wish that it could." - Arthur C. Clarke

Classic science fiction

The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Dune by Frank Herbert
1984 by George Orwell
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

Dystopian science fiction

Love After the End edited by Joshua Whitehead
The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson
Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey
Blackfish City by Sam J. Miller
Docile by K.M. Szpara
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Red Rising by Pierce Brown
Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich
Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

Science experiments gone wrong

The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang
The Curiosity by Stephen Kiernan
Recursion by Blake Crouch
Paprika by Yasutaka Tsutsui
The Passage by Justin Cronin
Nexus by Ramez Naam
Inspection by Josh Malerman

Space: the final frontier

You Sexy Thing by Cat Rambo
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
The Dark Between the Stars by Kevin J. Anderson
Do You Dream of Terra-Two? by Temi Oh

Books to movies/tv

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
Foundation by Isaac Asimov
Sweet Tooth by Jeff Lemire
Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan
All You Need is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka
The Children of Men by P.D. James
Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
The Martian by Andy Weir
The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The Host by Stephenie Meyer

New to science fiction? Try one of these books: