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Top 10 best science fiction books of all time

The science fiction genre was created to make scientific breakthroughs popular and accessible to the general public. Over time, many books have been written within this genre that portrays us an ominous future where we suffer scientific progress or an extraterrestrial life becomes fatal. Below we have collected the best science fiction books ever written for you in a top 10.

We start our recommendations with the top 10 best Science Fiction books of all time. This list has been updated this year, including all the recent titles.

Best Science Fiction BooksAuthor
DuneFrank Herbert
The Left Hand of DarknessUrsula K. Le Guin
NeuromancerWilliam Gibson
The Three-Body ProblemLiu Cixin
Nineteen Eighty-FourGeorge Orwell
Snow CrashNeal Stephenson
The MartianAndy Weir
Fahrenheit 451Ray Bradbury
Foundation Isaac Asimov
The Fifth Season N. K. Jemisin

The updated top 10 list: the best books about science fiction

Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2020 (The Best American Series ®) 

This book made is on the top of our top ten list, because it consists of the best science fiction and fantasy stories of the year 2019.

The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Vol. 1, 1929-1964: The Greatest Science Fiction Stories of All Time Chosen by the Members of the Science Fiction Writers of America

Contrary to the first book on this list, this one consists of 26 of the best science fiction stories that were published between the years of 1929 and 1964. Only the best make it to the Hall of Fame.

The Big Book of Science Fiction

We think this book is unique, because some of the stories had never been translated into English before now. If you are a science fiction lover, you can’t miss ‘The Big Book of SF’.

The Fossil: Science Fiction Thriller (Secrets Of Mars Book 1)

An archaeologist goes missing after discovering something amazing, his wife dies more than 20 years later under strange circumstances, and a mission to Mars has lead to more confusion than clarity; how are these three situations connected? This book will surely lead to a lack of sleep, because you will want to keep reading it until you know all the answers.

The Fifth Science

When the fifth science destroys the Galactic Human Empire, all four other sciences it depended on are gone. The 12 stories in this book tell you about how it happened in different settings and with different characters and structures.

First Encounter (Ascension Wars Book 1)

Forerunner is a ship that is sent into space to find a star system that is habitable for humans. The captain of the ship finds a place that would work, but there is already something living there, and the question is if the human race can coexist with this species.

Prelude to Extinction

We recommend this book by Andreas Karpf, because it is a bit different than pure science fiction literature. This is what you call: true science fiction. You will recognize that the story could very well happen in the near future, and that is what makes it more interesting to read.

The Cruel Stars: A Novel (The Cruel Stars Trilogy Book 1)

How long can the human race survive? Well, if you see that the enemy in ‘The Cruel Starts’ is coming, you can expect a big war that needs some fierce fighters. You will meet the five characters that are perfect for the job, but will they achieve their goals despite their differences?

The Enigma Cube (Alien Artifact Book 1)

The Enigma cube has not yet been revealed to the world, because the powers of this alien artifact can work two ways: it can destroy life on earth entirely, or it will keep the human race safe. Until we know how it works, we can’t leave the cube without supervision, but the enemy has different plans.

Masterpieces: The Best Science Fiction of the 20th Century

What we like about this book is the fact that you can look back on science fiction that was written a hundred years ago, and check what has become reality and what not. The future of those who wrote it then, is here now. Is the world as it is today actually what they thought it would be?

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