When it comes to what is the best science fiction books to read there is a wide selection to choose from. In fact a quick search online and you will soon discover that everyone has differing opinions to just which sci fi books would be considered to be the best. In this article we look at some that seem to be quite popular on most of the best science fiction book lists today.
Dune (Frank Herbert)
Science Fiction doesn’t get much better then this. Dune is every Science Fiction aficionado’s wet dream. Many people claim Dune is Science Fiction’s answer to “Lord of the Rings” and I have to agree: it sure is. There are many good science fiction books, but Dune is indeed a giant among giants. It truly is a pinnacle of Science Fiction literary achievement. If you haven’t read Dune, doesn’t waste any more time. Read it now!
Arthur C Clarke’s 2001 A Space Odyssey
The Stanley Kubrick movie classic was released at the same time as the book. The movie is great, but without Arthur C Clarke’s masterpiece it could never have made the transition into film. For this reason there is no doubt that this stands up as an all time classic and deserves to be so.
Starship Troopers (Robert Heinlein)
War is beautiful according to Robert Heinlein. This is a novel about the glorification of war. The premise: space-marines wearing special armor battle vicious alien insect aliens. This is classic “old school” science fiction at it’s best. It’s a rip-roaring ride through the galaxy that you don’t want to miss.
Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card)
This is one of the corner stones of science fiction and one novel that you shouldn’t miss. A critique on society, the story of a boy who refuses to give up, a battle to save the fate of mankind – this science fiction book combines them all into one addictive and compelling mix that shouldn’t be missed.
Douglas Adams – The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy
This of all the best science fiction books in this article is one of the more comical among them. Along with its hapless main character Arthur Dent there are a host of other characters that really bring this book to life. Their journeys across the galaxies following the destruction of earth are amazing and all in the hope to find what the Question is to the Ultimate Answer.