If you’re a fan of science fiction, then this list is for you. These best books in the genre are sure to keep you entertained and on the edge of your seat.
1) War with the Newts by Karel Čapek
War with the Newts is a science fiction novel written by Czech author Karel Čapek. Published in 1936, it tells the story of how mankind goes to war against intelligent newts. The best thing about this book is that it’s not just an entertaining read, but also has deep philosophical meanings behind its content. For example, Capek uses this book to explore what happens when human beings begin to take themselves too seriously and blindly follow their own ideologies without considering alternate perspectives or consequences. This exploration of humanity’s potential for tyranny unleashes some pretty scary ideas since we know how history played out after World War II and before the fall of communism! But don’t be scared off yet! As long as you’re reading with an open mind, you’ll find yourself thoroughly entertained with the best satirical sci-fi novel ever written!
2) Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Frankenstein is a novel written by English author Mary Shelley that tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates life and bestows it with some of the qualities that make humans unique, such as language and reason. The creature learns quickly, but because he is physically hideous, he cannot find happiness in society. Instead, his creator finds him outcast from society; shunned for simply being different. And so he turns to evil. Eventually, however, after much anguish on both sides (in which they each play victim), Victor’s creation recognizes what has been done to him—and how it has turned him into an “unnatural” monster—and destroys himself. The book was published anonymously in 1818 when its author was age 18, shortly after the death of her parents. Taken together, Shelley’s works explore some of the most universal themes in literature, with Frankenstein being best known for its classic depiction of a “mad scientist” who creates life.
3) The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
It is best to be prepared for any eventuality.
This book tells the story of an American satellite that orbits Earth and detects what appears to be alien life on Mars. A team of scientists is assembled to investigate, but soon they find themselves fighting both the unknown organism and their own personal demons as well.
It’s a thrilling page-turner that will keep you up late into the night.
4) Now Wait for Last Year by Philip K. Dick
Philip K. Dick is best known as the author of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (the inspiration for Blade Runner) and A Scanner Darkly, but he also wrote many other novels that are just as good.
Now Wait for Last Year tells a story about an alternate world where time flows faster than in our present-day reality, and we only experience one day every two weeks. This means that by their calendar, people live to be 2200 years old! However, this has created all sorts of problems: overpopulation; wars; famine; ecological devastation; and more.
This book shows how societies could end up if they don’t take care of themselves – all because their society runs on a different calendar.