Top 10 Science Fiction Novels

 

Science fiction or the abbreviation Sci-Fi is defined as the genre of fiction which is speculative and highly visualised and fantasised in the field of science. The genre deals in the predictive fields and elements such as other world beings, teleportation, faster than light travel, weapons of mass destruction having precision much better than present day weapons and more destructive than the nuclear warheads. This genre of thinking, writing and depicting the thoughts usually eludes the section of fantasy and supernatural but this is usually termed as the literature of ideas.  This basically has roots in the scientific concepts and are over amplifications of the possibilities of scientific phenomenon.

 

Frankenstein

The very famous book and one of the best sci fi books and the basis of a plethora of many famous movies. The book that is connected to many other stories as well. Shelley has not quite mentioned it that how, the creator Victor Frankenstein or Dr Frankenstein was able to give life to the monster but the book packs quite a punch in terms of thrill and entertainment.

Read it For:
It is an interesting piece of work with a monster brought to life by science. That’s the dream of many, well may be not these days.
Don't Read it For:
It is a book that is on a fringe and has tendency of somewhat supernatural rather than Sci-Fi.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is the reason behind or the source of many movies.

Solaris

the book is based on a strange planet which is totally covered in water and the people who study it go through their old traumas.

Read it For:
the book is very different in the list of sci fi books, in its story aspect as it is based on a very new and vague sort of a concept.
Don't Read it For:
the greatest strength of the book is its greatest fault and the subject of the book is vague to many readers
What makes this book stand out?:
The different aspect of science fiction demarcates the book as something different and worth trying out

The secret of sinharat

the book is based on the war. The book comprises of tribes from mars, their special abilities and the space travel. We have the swords glinting, spears held high, armours shining.

Read it For:
The book contains war, adventure, weapons, mars, extra-terrestrial life. In short it packs a lot for the readers.
Don't Read it For:
The fans of war novels might not connect as well as they have connected to other novels because this is based on a totally different environment and with different abilities.
What makes this book stand out?:
Weapons, armies, war and to top that the environment and abilities different from those of humans with the package of adventure makes the book stand out.

The star king

this is the first of the five-book series  which is one of the best sci fi book series in which the protagonist Kirth Gersen sets out to avenge his family which was murdered by the 5 demon princes.

Read it For:
the book packs a combination of science fiction and supernatural.
Don't Read it For:
the book is a piece of 5 book series. Thus, if you are not ready to spend that much time then it’s not worth it.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is written with the visuals that will compel you to continue and they contain the a very different view of the human culture and the ways.
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The Zero Stone

the story revolves around an ancient gemstone which the protagonist has received from his father and a several someone are willing to kill for that particular artefact.

Read it For:
the story is a pure, non-exaggerated piece of fiction.
Don't Read it For:
the story is not based on a very strong subject. The subject might seem a little light to many and those many may find this killing and all not worth it.
What makes this book stand out?:
The mystery that the writer present which grips the reader as to what will happen to the protagonist after this, makes the book stand out.

The left hand of darkness

the book deals in anthropology, linguists, psychology which is different from the regular sci-fi. In this book, Genly Ai is a man who is sent to planet Gethen to convince its inhabitants to join the federation which Genly represents

Read it For:
it is different in its aspect of sci-fi and is one of the best sci fi books of all time. It packs a thrilling experience in itself.
Don't Read it For:
in the list of science fiction books, the book deviates from hardcore sci-fi.
What makes this book stand out?:
The genderless Gethen inhabitants are quite unique which helps the book to garner the readers interest

Roadside picnic

it is based on a visit of aliens on earth and the debris they had left behind when they left earth after some time.

Read it For:
it presents a second side of the coin for an alien visit, the after story or the debris story the scene after the picnic
Don't Read it For:
if you expect the usual fight with the aliens and heroes stuff and action then you will be disappointed.
What makes this book stand out?:
The story is unforgettable, with a special mention of the ending.

Neuromancer

the book is based on things like cyberspace. It is a heist-based novel and one that sort of introduced and popularised the concept of cybercrime.

Read it For:
The book has influence even todays culture in terms of images and motifs.
Don't Read it For:
the book is of 1984 so a lot of things may not seem science fiction now.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is somewhat which introduced to the people the concept of cybercrime.

Foreigner

the book is based on the situation that human race is living on a planet with its original inhabitants and after a long period of wars, peace has been forged and only the translator is a link between the two races.

Read it For:
This book not only deals in science fiction but also in diplomacy and politics.
Don't Read it For:
the book is only from one person’s eyes. If you don’t like a single person’s perspective description, then you may not like it.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book deals in changes that happen in the world due to the action of one man irrespective of the action being small or big.

Embassytown

the book is based on language differences and humans contact the other race through identical twins bred for this purpose only. So, the Arieki get shocked when the non-identical ambassadors turn up.

Read it For:
the book packs mystery, thrill and something different to read.
Don't Read it For:
The book is a piece of literature based on differences of language which is not a very strong subject.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is based on differences of language and the book is really mind tickling to read.

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