10 Engaging Sci-Fi Series That Will Get You Hooked

The only thing better than one great sci-fi novel is a whole series of them! If you want to fall in love with characters and worlds over the course of several books, you'll be sure to enjoy the wonderful works listed here, which feature everything from alien invaders to dystopian societies. When you click links from this website, we may receive advertising revenue to support our research. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.

10 Engaging Sci-Fi Series That Will Get You Hooked

Series Author First Books in the Series
1. The Dove Chronicles Karen Bao Dove Arising Dove Exiled
2. War with No Name Robert Repino Morte D'Arc
3. Terra Ignota Ada Palmer Too Like the Lightning Seven Surrenders
4. Earth Dawning Nick Webb Mercury's Bane Jupiter's Sword
5. War of the Realms J. Patrick Black Ninth City Burning Under Seven Skies
6. The Dire Earth Cycle Jason M. Hough Injection Burn Escape Velocity
7. Red Rising Pierce Brown Red Rising Golden Son
8. Silvers Daniel Price The Flight of the Silvers The Song of the Orphans
9. Islands at the End of the World Austin Aslan The Islands at the End of the World The Girl at the Center of the World
10. Nomad Matthew Mather Nomad Sanctuary

5 Classic Works of Sci-Fi

The authors on this list stand on the shoulders of many famous writers who came before them and influenced the genre. Here are a few works that made science fiction what it is today:

  1. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  2. Dune by Frank Herbert
  3. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  4. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
  5. Kindred by Octavia E. Butler

Great Sci-Fi Films

How Science Fiction Can Help Predict the Future

In Depth

Science fiction can give us a glimpse of what our future might be like. It's a very versatile genre that tackles issues such as how humans would behave in either a dystopian or utopian society, or even how we'd handle the colonization of distant worlds. With that in mind, we've compiled a list of ten engaging sci-fi series that will get you hooked. Take note that this list is done in no particular order.

First up, at #1, is "The Dove Chronicles" by Karen Bao. It's set in the distant future where the Earth's resources have been depleted, and humans have set up colonies outside of the planet. This action-packed trilogy mainly revolves around Phaet Theta, a colonist born and raised on the Moon. When her mother gets arrested, she's forced to join the Militia to support her family. After a series of unfortunate events, she becomes the face of a revolution that's working towards overthrowing the oppressive rulers of the Moon.

At #2 is "War with No Name" by Robert Repino. When a colony of sentient ants unleashes a hormone that turns common house pets into intelligent anthropomorphic beings, the eponymous war between animals and humans breaks out. The first novel follows Mort(e), a former housecat turned war hero, as he searches for his friend, a dog named Sheba. When he finally finds his lost friend, he's thrust into conflict once again when mysterious enemies threaten to start another war.

The first novel follows Mort(e), a former housecat turned war hero, as he searches for his friend, a dog named Sheba.

Next up, at #3, we have "War of the Realms" by J. Patrick Black. Several centuries after a devastating alien invasion, the human race is on the brink of extinction. When humans realize that a select few among them can control a powerful force known as "thelemity," the forces of Earth start fighting back. The series follows several characters around the world as they get tangled up in the war between mankind and the mysterious invaders.

Next, at #4, is "Terra Ignota" by Ada Palmer. This epic tetralogy is set in the 25th century, where countries have been replaced by hives, which are basically nations that aren't tied to any geographical locations. The series is mainly focused on the politics behind the seemingly peaceful utopian future and the underhanded tactics that the hives' leaders use to maintain order.

At #5 is "Earth Dawning" by Nick Webb. After an alien race known as the Telestines conquered Earth, humans were scattered across the solar system. The series focuses on the ongoing galactic war between the two races, with the humans determined to reclaim their home planet. Each novel is full of twists and turns that show both sides of the war struggle suffering from internal conflict and immense loss.

After an alien race known as the Telestines conquered Earth, humans were scattered across the solar system.

Next, at #6, is "The Dire Earth Duology" by Jason M. Hough. It revolves around Skyler Luiken and Gloria Tsandi, two captains who are both on a mission against an alien race known as the Scipio. Luiken and his crew are sent to a distant planet using technology that allows them to travel large distances in a time bubble. There, they encounter the Wildflower and its captain, Gloria. They work together to rescue the enslaved Builders, who unleashed a deadly plague on Earth centuries ago.

Next up, at #7, we have "Red Rising Saga" by Pierce Brown. Set in the distant future where mankind is divided by a color-coded caste system, it revolves around Darrow, a member of the Reds, the most inferior class. After his wife gets executed for trespassing, he joins a group of Red rebels and infiltrates the highest social class, the Golds. From there, he'll learn to climb the ranks and free his people from oppression.

At #8 is "The Silvers" by Daniel Price. When a mysterious trio saves a small group of people from the end of the world, they're transported to an alternate version of Earth where technology is much more advanced. The group, now known as the Silvers, soon discover that they all have the ability to manipulate time in some way. This trilogy follows them as they try to figure out why they were sent to this alternate reality and why the government is after them.

The group, now known as the Silvers, soon discover that they all have the ability to manipulate time in some way.

Next, at #9, is "Islands at the End of the World" by Austin Aslan. It revolves around Leilani, a young half-Hawaiian girl suffering from epilepsy. When she and her father leave home to get an experimental treatment for her condition, disaster strikes, and electronics stop working all across the world. While the world plunges into chaos, a mysterious green aura that threatens to destroy everything fills the sky, and only Leilani has the power to communicate with this strange entity.

Finally, at #10, we have "Nomad" by Matthew Mather. After Dr. Ben Rollins, an astrophysicist from Harvard, discovers a large celestial object headed for Earth, he rushes to figure out exactly what it is and what might happen when it arrives. The series explores what would happen before and after a world-ending disaster, and it mainly follows Ben's daughter, Jessica Rollins, who holds the key to humanity's survival.