Shout out to all the futurists out there! If you are bored with all the epic fantasies, and biographies do not interest you. It is time to expand your horizon. Get on to the rollercoaster ride of the Sci-Fi Reads. Space, Dystopian futures, Robots, Artificial Intelligence, Wormholes and more. What is there not to love about science fiction? A genre that stretches the imagination and offers a glimpse into what lies in a time far beyond.
Here is the ultimate list of the 5 best Science Fiction Reads that is a must for the bucket list of all the geeks out there.
1. Neuromancer – William Gibson
Neuromancer is a 1984 science fiction novel by American-Canadian writer William Gibson. It is one of the best-known works in the cyberpunk genre and the first novel to win the the Nebula Award, the Philip K. Dick Award, and the Hugo Award.
2. Dune – Frank Herbert
Set on a desert planet named Arrakis that is the sole source of the universe’s most valued substance, “Dune” is an epic of political betrayal, ecological brinkmanship, and messianic deliverance. It won science fiction’s highest awards—the Hugo and the Nebula—and went on to sell more than twelve million copies
3. Journey to the centre of the Earth- Jules Verne
Tells the story of three adventurers who undertake a perilous and ill-advised expedition to the center of the earth. On the way, the men encounter prehistoric marine monsters and brave the volatile conditions under the earth’s surface.
4. 1984 – George Orwell
A startlingly original and haunting novel that creates an imaginary world that is completely convincing. No one can deny the novel’s hold on the imaginations of whole generations, or the power of its admonitions -a power that seems to grow, not lessen, with the passage of time.
5. The Time Machine- H.G.Wells
It is still one of the most influential Science Fiction novels ever written. Not only was it the first book to popularize the notion of time travel, it was also one of the first works to help bring the genre of Sci-Fi to mainstream fiction fans. Well is considered to be one of the founding fathers of Science Fiction and The Time Machine is one of his best known works. The novel is also known as one of the first examples of the Dying Earth sub-genre, in which events usually take place in a distant future where the Earth (or even the Universe) is seen in a state of advanced decline.
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