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Top 10 Science Fiction Books
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Galactic battles for control of the universe, a search for hidden fortunes on distant planets or premonitions of what may befall mankind, we all like to escape our own world's reality and enjoy some really great science fiction stories.
But how do you discover which are the best science fiction books?
Is there a list that will give you some great personal reviews and recommendations that will guide your choice?
After extensive research I present for you now just such a list for your reading pleasure.
This is the top 10 list of the best ever science fiction books, all epics within their own rights and created by the recognised masters of science fiction.
Welcome To The Best Ever Science Fiction Books
Science Fiction stories combine elements of fiction and fantasy with scientific facts and are generally futuristic. Science Fiction books provide us with an escape from our own reality for a while.
Well here is your chance to choose from the Top 10 Best Ever Science Fiction Books and to spend some time in a different world than the one in which you currently live.
#10 Science Fiction Book
The Forever War - Joe Haldeman
Humans first bumped heads with the Taurans when we began using collapsars to travel the stars. Although the collapsars provide nearly instantaneous travel across vast distances, the relativistic speeds associated with the process means that time passes slower for those aboard ship. For William Mandella, a physics student drafted as a soldier, that means more than 27 years will have passed between his first encounter with the Taurans and his homecoming, though he himself will have aged only a year. When Mandella finds that he can't adjust to Earth after being gone so long from home, he reenlists, only to find himself shuttled endlessly from battle to battle as the centuries pass.
#9 Science Fiction Book
The War of the Worlds - H G Wells
The novel begins ominously, as the lone voice of a narrator tells readers that "No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's..." But soon the Martians reveal their true nature as death machines 100-feet tall rise up from the pit and begin laying waste to the surrounding land. The evacuation of London itself and the loss of all hope as England's military suffers defeat after defeat. The Martians suck the blood from living humans for sustenance, it's clear that man is not being conquered so much as corralled.
#8 Science Fiction Book
Ringworld - Larry Niven
A new place is being built, a world of huge dimensions, encompassing millions of miles, stronger than any planet before it. There is gravity, and with high walls and its proximity to the sun, a livable new planet that is three million times the area of the Earth can be formed. We can start again! A team of two humans and two aliens crash-land on a gigantic ring in a distant star system. The ring is millions of times larger than the Earth, and was clearly built by an advanced society.
#7 Science Fiction Book
2001: A Space Odyssey - Arthur C Clarke
When an enigmatic monolith is found buried on the moon, scientists are amazed to discover that it's at least 3 million years old. Even more amazing, after it's unearthed the artifact releases a powerful signal aimed at Saturn. What sort of alarm has been triggered? To find out, a manned spacecraft, the Discovery, is sent to investigate. Its crew is highly trained--the best--and they are assisted by a self-aware computer, the ultra-capable HAL 9000.
#6 Science Fiction Book
Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
"Monday burn Millay, Wednesday Whitman, Friday Faulkner, burn ’em to ashes, then burn the ashes." For Guy Montag, a career fireman for whom kerosene is perfume, this is not just an official slogan. It is a mantra, a duty, a way of life in a tightly monitored world where thinking is dangerous and books are forbidden.
#5 Science Fiction Book
Stranger in a Strange Land - Robert A Heinlein
Valentine Michael Smith, born during, and the only survivor of, the first manned mission to Mars. Michael is raised by Martians, and he arrives on Earth as a true innocent: he has never seen a woman and has no knowledge of Earth's cultures or religions. But he brings turmoil with him, as he is the legal heir to an enormous financial empire, not to mention de facto owner of the planet Mars.
#4 Science Fiction Book
#3 Science Fiction Book
Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
One Thursday lunchtime the Earth gets demolished to make way for a hyperspace bypass. For Arthur, who has just had his house demolished, this is too much. Sadly, the weekends just begun.The Restaurant at the End of the Universe: When all issues of space, time, matter and the nature of being are resolved, only one question remains: Where shall we have dinner?
Foundation - Isaac Asimov
Mathematician Hari Seldon spent his life developing a branch of mathematics known as psychohistory, using the law of mass action, it can predict the future, but only on a large scale. Seldon foresees the fall of the Galactic Empire, which encompasses the entire Milky Way, and a dark age lasting thirty thousand years before a second great empire arises. The focus of the trilogy is on the Foundation of the planet Terminus. The people living there are working on an all-encompassing Encyclopedia, and are unaware of Seldon's real intentions. The Encyclopedia serves to preserve knowledge of the physical sciences after the collapse. The Foundation's location is chosen so that it acts as the focal point for the next empire in another thousand years.
#2 Science Fiction Book
Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
Intense is the word for Ender's Game. Aliens have attacked Earth twice and almost destroyed the human species. To make sure humans win the next encounter, the world government has taken to breeding military geniuses -- and then training them in the arts of war... The early training, not surprisingly, takes the form of 'games'... Ender Wiggin is a genius among geniuses; he wins all the games... He is smart enough to know that time is running out. But is he smart enough to save the planet?
#1 Science Fiction Book
Dune - Frank Herbert
The troubles begin when stewardship of Arrakis is transferred by the Emperor from the Harkonnen Noble House to House Atreides. The Harkonnens don't want to give up their privilege, though, and through sabotage and treachery they cast young Duke Paul Atreides out into the planet's harsh environment to die. There he falls in with the Fremen, a tribe of desert dwellers who become the basis of the army with which he will reclaim what's rightfully his. Paul Atreides, though, is far more than just a usurped duke. He might be the end product of a very long-term genetic experiment designed to breed a super human; he might be a messiah. His struggle is at the center of a nexus of powerful people and events, and the repercussions will be felt throughout the Imperium.