The 10 Best Science-Fiction Novels everyone should read at least once

Top 10 Best Science-Fiction Novels Ever – Back in 2018, a smart guy named Yuval Noah Harari, who wrote books like “Sapiens” and “Homo Deus,” said that science fiction is the most important kind of storytelling nowadays. He thinks these stories about things like robots and advanced biology will help us understand stuff like AI and fancy technology better than other types of stories. Reading science fiction can help us figure out how we feel about these things before they become real problems.

10 Best Science-Fiction Novels
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Stories are like tools that help us in real life, and science fiction stories are no different. That’s why Stacker gathered a list of the top 10 science fiction books ever.

They looked at places like Goodreads, Amazon, and The New York Times to find the 10 books that really made people think. They included books about space adventures, robots, and strange futures. They left out the ones with wizards and magic like “Lord of the Rings” and “Harry Potter.” They made sure to include books from lots of different writers, like people of different colors, ladies, LGBTQIA+ writers, and folks from all over the world. This shows that science fiction isn’t just for one kind of person.

From funny books like “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” to intense ones like “Starship Troopers” and old classics like “War of the Worlds,” there’s something for everyone on this list.

Top 10 Best Science-Fiction Novels Ever

1. Dune


Written by: Frank Herbert
Published: 1965
Dune” is a really popular space story about a young guy named Paul who fights for his life and his planet against some bad people. They’re even turning this into a big movie.

2. The Martian

The Martian
The Martian

Written by: Andy Weir
Published: 2014
The astronaut in “The Martian” gets stranded on Mars. He needs to survive all by himself, and lots of people loved this story.

3. Neuromancer

Written by: William Gibson
Published: 1984
Neuromancer” is about a computer guy who does one last job. He meets crazy smart computers and some bad people.

4. The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds
The War of the Worlds

Written by: H.G. Wells
Published: 1898
The War of the Worlds” is about Martians who come to Earth and mess things up. It’s an old story, and people got scared when it was turned into a radio show!

5. Ancillary Justice

Ancillary Justice
Ancillary Justice

Written by: Ann Leckie
Published: 2013
Ancillary Justice” is part of a space series. It’s special because everyone in the story is called “she” or doesn’t have a gender.

6. The Giver

Written by: Lois Lowry
Published: 1993
The Giver” is a really famous book that many students read in school. It’s about a perfect world that’s not so perfect.

7. The Fifth Season

Written by: N.K. Jemisin
Published: 2015
The Fifth Season” is a cool story about the world ending and a person looking for their daughter. It’s got great writing and an exciting world.

8. Ender’s Game

Written by: Orson Scott Card
Published: 1985
Ender’s Game” is a story about a kid who fights aliens. He’s really smart, and this book is the start of a big series.

9. The Three-Body Problem

Written by: Liu Cixin
Published: 2006
The Three-Body Problem” is from China and talks about aliens coming during a time of chaos. Some people want to help the aliens, and some want to fight them.

10. The Martian Chronicles

Written by: Ray Bradbury
Published: 1984
The Martian Chronicles” is a bunch of short stories about people moving to Mars. They leave Earth because it’s not doing well.

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