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Science Fiction: Books

Suggestions

Reading Science Fiction for the first time? Here are some book suggestions from Thrillist to begin with! It's organized chronologically, with the oldest in the beginning and the newer ones at the end: 33 Best Science-Fiction Novels

Books about SciFi

Subgenres in Science Fiction

Science Fiction Subgenres  

  Alien Invasion

  Alternate History (SF)

  Alternate/Parallel Universe

  Apocalyptic/Post-Apocalyptic

  Artificial Intelligence

  Colonization

  Cyberpunk

  Dying Earth

  Dystopia

  First Contact

  Galactic Empire

  Generation Ship

  Hard SF

  Human Development

  Immortality

  Light/Humorous SF

  Military SF

  Mind Uploading

  Mundane SF

  Mutants

  Mythic Fiction (SF)

  Nanotechnology

  Near-Future

  Robots/Androids

  Science-Fantasy

  Singularity

  Slipstream

  Soft SF

  Space Exploration

  Space Opera

  Steampunk

  Terraforming

  Time Travel

  Uplift (SF)

  Utopia

  Virtual Reality

  Weird (SF)