Science Fiction Classics I Need to Read

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I’ve mentioned before that I don’t read science fiction books a lot. I’m not into science and to read about futuristic science turns me off for some reason. However, I do want to read some more science fiction, particularly the classics, just so I know how science fiction became so popular and why people love it so much. Even if I don’t understand it.

  1. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Phillip K. Dick
  2. I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
  3. The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
  4. 1984 by George Orwell
  5. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  6. Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
  7. Dune by Frank Herbert
  8. The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells
  9. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
  10. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  11. Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  12. The Stand by Stephen King (not quite sure if this one’s fully in scifi or fantasy, but it’s definitely in that section, I think)
  13. Contact by Carl Sagan
  14. Old Man’s War by John Scalzi
  15. Foundation by Isaac Asimov

What science fiction books do you consider to be a classic?

4 thoughts on “Science Fiction Classics I Need to Read”

  1. I don’t see H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine. Does that mean you’ve already read it or it just didn’t make the list? I really enjoyed that one. Oh, and The Stand is by far one of my favorite books of all time. It’s super long and the ending leaves a little something to be desired, but overall a fantastic read.

  2. ‘Do Androids’ is quite the trip. I think that is the one that cemented my love of Science-Fiction. If you’re not into sci-fi, you might enjoy it solely for the exploration of what it means to be human – just don’t worry if you find yourself wondering what the hell is going on. That’s normal for a K. Dick!

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