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. 


Ender's Game?

Ender's Game?

MIA books

Ender's Game (Orson Scott Card) and the rest of that series - excellent fiction.

good list

all the books on the list are of course amazing and having read 13 of 15 i think that i can fairly accurate;y say that these books are some of the best that you'll run across for a long time.

"The Last Legends of Earth,"

"The Last Legends of Earth," by AA Attanasio.

Nancy Kress

Beggars in Spain by Nancy Kress is some of the best soft SF I've ever read.

Excellent list. All of the

Excellent list. All of the books I have read that are on the list I can say were wonderful. I'm surprised that Journey to the Center of the Earth and Ender's Game didn't make it.

Another vote for Gene

Another vote for Gene Wolfe's Books of the New Sun. Also...
The Forever War, by Joe Haldeman (the Veitnam-era answer to Starship Troopers)
Orbital Resonance, by John Barnes (more "genius kids in space" for all you Ender's Game fans)
The Dosadi Experiment, by Frank Herbert (his second best after Dune)

Great list!

I've been trying to pound away the classics, but there always seem to be more that I haven't heard of. I've read: Hitchhiker's Guide (full series), Dune, I, Robot, Stranger in a Strange Land, A Wrinkle in Time (although I just recognize the name, I read it in 7th grade), Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Foundation, and Starship Troopers.

I'm a huge fan of Asimov's Robot & Foundation series. I've reviewed all of the books (and most done by other authors) at my site, (Insanely Complete Fiction List for Robot & Foundation books)

I'm looking forward to reading Neuromancer soon, also my wife has Contact, but I haven't had a chance to read it yet. I've got such a big list of books to read. I agree that Ender's Game should be on that list, but I can see how it is hard to just list 15.

top sci fi books

Your list is my bookshelf! I even have a hard copy of Neuromancer that was my father's.

I agree, the Hyperion cantos

I agree, the Hyperion cantos are one of the finest works of SF I have encountered. If you haven't read it, you are missing out.

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