Updated June 04, 2019 by Quincy Miller

The 10 Best Science Fiction Books

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House of Suns
Infinity Born
Old Man's War

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.

10. Ancillary Justice

9. House of Suns

8. Old Man's War

7. Infinity Born

6. Ready Player One

5. Dark Matter

4. Children of Time

3. Red Rising

2. Wool: Omnibus Edition

1. The Martian

Editor's Notes

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.


Quincy Miller
Last updated on June 04, 2019 by Quincy Miller

After getting his bachelor’s from the University of Texas, Quincy Miller moved out to Los Angeles, where he soon found work as a copywriter and researcher, specializing in health and wellness topics for a major online media brand. Quincy is also knowledgeable about home improvement, as he’s had extensive experience with everything from insulation to power tools to emergency room trips, sometimes in that order. Sharing a home with three dogs and a couple of cats has forced Quincy to learn as much as he can about pet supplies, animal nutrition and, most importantly, the best ways to tackle the mountains of fur that accumulate in every corner of your home.


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