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10 famous sci fi novels

Updated on July 15, 2010

10 Famous Sci Fi Novels

Here is a great list of all time Sci fi Classic books.

If your a sci fi fan, or your looking to be a sci fi writer, then there is plenty of scope here in these titles to give you an idea of just how to be good at writing sci fi.

Sci fi novels are the best genre for sparking the imagination. They require huge amounts of creative thinking, and complex environment, and plot creation, with always great character building & narration.

You can buy any of these cheapily from amazon, or pick them up from your local second hand shop.

All the authors are different, and if you want to know my favorite top 3 sci fi books from the list, have a look below.

  1. His Master's Voice by Stanislaw Lem
  2. Dune by Frank Herbert
  3. Now Wait For Last Year by Philip K. Dic
  4. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adam
  5. The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
  6. Foundation by Isaac Asimov
  7. The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndha
  8. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
  9. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  10. Frankenstein: by Mary Shelley

Sci Fi Books


Foundation (Foundation Novels) by Isaac Asimov


My top 3 favorites

From the list above, I personally found these 3 titles where the real pick of the bunch. Hope you can enjoy them as much as me.

His Master's Voice by Stanislaw Lem

His Master's Voice by Stanislaw Lem is one of the rare gems of literature. A real page turner with a structured all well though out plot. Stanis aw Lem has really taken time to bring depth and character not only to the people in the story, but also to the environment, and the time period. 

The book itself is a science fiction novel, but its really more than that. The book is about philosophy, and understanding our existence. The plot is based around a group of scientists who receive a message from outer space, and another life form, and their reactions and decisions about this.

Dune by Frank Herbert

Another great sci fi book, which will undoubtedly be in every sci fi fans book cabinet is Dune. Set on another planet, with a whole new idea of what life what would be like in the future, Dune when it was first released, and still today is a groundbreaking read. 

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

The original horror monster book. Although at first it might not seem like a science fiction book, it certainly is. What else could you a call a book about bringing the dead to life with technology? Frankenstein is a radical look at human nature, and man's obsession with goals, and attainment on a mental and physical level. There is an emotional depth to this book, thanks partly to the author being a woman, that you rarely find amongst other sci fi books. 


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      rcorcutt 4 years ago

      Foundation Trilogy is amazing for real