The 10 Best Science Fiction Books
Since the initial publication of this wiki in March of 2018, we've made 11 edits to this page. If the modern world doesn't hold enough grandeur and mystery for you, then you can delve into these sci-fi books. They make bold — and often terrifying — predictions about the future of mankind, all while teaching us important truths regarding how we should best live today. Most troubling of all, however, is how much time you can lose to each one of these page-turners. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best science fiction book on Amazon.
April 25, 2019:
While "Dune" and "Ender's Game" are no doubt titans of the genre, they're also likely to be among the first titles fans read when discovering science fiction. We felt those looking for fresh stories would benefit from newer options, which is why we swapped out those classics for "Dark Matter" and "Infinity Born". Note that this not a critique of those books per se, but rather an acknowledgment that fans likely don't need to be reminded just how good they are by the likes of us.
Wool is another fresh addition; it was a self-published sensation, and for good reason. While post-apocalyptic fiction isn't always considered a part of the genre, this novel has plenty else in its corner — and plus, it's just too good to leave off.