15 Science Fiction Books You Must Read

It's been a while we have been geeking so it's no wonder then that we often get  asked, which are our favorite geeky books, movies and stuff like that that we would recommend. 

So, that's what we will be doing off and on for the next few weeks to come. We are starting the series with the list of  top 15 Science Fiction books that are our favorites and we recommend you read:

1. The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to Galaxy by Douglas Adams

2. 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke

3. Dune by Frank Herbert

4. Neuromancer by William Gibson 

5. I, Robot by Isaac Asimov 

6. Tau Zero by Poul Anderson 

7. Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlien

8. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

9. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip Dick 

10. Contact by Carl Sagan 

11. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne Contact

12. Time Machine by HG Wells

13. The War of the Worlds by HG Wells 

14. Foundation by Isaac Asimov

15. Starship Troopers by Rober A Heinlein

The list is not  in any particular order, just the way they are in our bookstack, so don't kick us for that  :)

What do you think, is your favorite science fiction book on this list? Or you have other favorites? Drop a comment. 



Comments

Repeat?

Why is Neuromancer on the list twice (items 4 and 8)? Is it just that good? :P

The Stars My Destination

I am surprised to find no mention of Alfred Bester's awesome "The Stars My Destination" on your list. Also released as "Tiger, Tiger", it contains one of the greatest anti-heroes in science fiction in the form of Gully Foyle. From an opening line of "One hundred days dying and not yet dead", the story proceeds at a breakneck pace. Ideas are almost carelessly spilled out, including the first usage of the word "jaunting" to denote teleportation, and the whole thing has a satisfying philosophical edge that still has relevance today.

Sorry, but 2001 and

Sorry, but 2001 and StarshipTroopers are among the worst books (not only in SciFi) I have ever read. The movies were nice though.

sagan

contact is by dr.carl "sagan"

Well, two missing favorites

Two missing favorites from my bookcase:
* Lord of Light / Roger Zelazny - Let's mix Hindu religion and SF, just to see what happens
* Nine Hunderd Grandmothers / R.A. Lafferty - SF is about ideas, right? So feast on this collection, it goes way beyond

Missing from List

The Hyperion series written by Dan Simmons is equal in scope and skill to Dune.

A few more for the list.

You left out Ring World by Larry Niven, The Berserker Series by Fred Saberhagen and all the books of David Brin. I also loved The Stars, My Destination.

O.S. Card

Where the hell is Orson Scott Card on this list. The Ender saga is hands down some of the best out there. I'd even put the Dark Tower on a list like that.

Red Mars, Blue Mars, Green Mars

What? No Kim Stanley Robinson?

More Forgotten Best Must read Sci Fi Books

The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe (4 volumes)+ The Urth of the New Sun (coda)
The Book of the Long Sun by Gene Wolfe (4 volumes)!
Schizmatrix Plus by Bruce Sterling
Ubik by Philip K Dick
Ringworld by Larry Niven
Gateway by Frederik Pohl
Total Eclipse by John Brunner

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