The Atlantis Gene: A Thriller (The Origin Mystery, Book 1)
The Atlantis Gene: A Thriller (The Origin Mystery, Book 1) by Andrew Gross is a mystery novel set in Atlantis. The novel follows a group of scientists and their families who are trying to uncover the origins of the Atlantis gene. The novel was published in 2017. The book is in good condition.
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Best Science Fiction Books
25 of the Best Science Fiction Books Everybody Should Read
Do you need a book recommendation? Our pick of the top science fiction novels Ace Books/WIRED takes you on an adventure into the future. Looking for your next Sci-Fi must-read? We’ve gathered some of our favourite science fiction novels, including cyberpunk and space operas. Many are terrifyingly plausible while others can only be imagined, but they present compelling future visions. This list is in chronological order to make it easy for you to find them.
Our guides to the best sci-fi and best space movies may be of interest. For more inspiration on reading, check out our list of top fantasy books. If you feel lazy, we also have an audiobook guide.
Dune, By Frank Herbert (1965)
In 2012, WIRED US readers voted Dune the best science-fiction novel of all time. This is also one of the most popular science-fiction novels. It has inspired an enormous universe that includes 18 books over 34,000 years, a horrible 1984 film adaptation by David Lynch (his worst movie). Denis Villeneuve has a new, hopefully more successful effort in production. Set in the futuristic future of galaxies, the series depicts a world where computers have been banned because they are too dangerous for the faith and where noble families still rule entire planets. Arrakis, a planet that holds rare and mind-enhancing materials is our focus. There are also many giant sandworms.
Top Classic Science Fiction Books
It’s easy to see why Butler’s books are so highly rated and praised on Goodreads. The book is a combination of three volumes, (Dawn, Adulthood Rites, & Imago) that was originally published in Xenogenesis. It is a rich, fascinating, world-building book that Butler uses as a way to examine race, gender and sexuality.
2001: A Space Odyssey (4.4 – 214.170). It is unusual that 2001: A Space Odyssey was penned at the exact same time and screenplay to the film. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick co-wrote the screenplay. However, it was only released after the movie premiere. Because of its iconic status in 20th-century sci-fi cinema, the film is cherished by many people (at least Goodreads reviewers).
Dune by Frank Herbert (4.21 – 510,994) If I’m honest, everything I know about Dune can be summarized in one word: “sandworm.” That might not be fair, but it actually speaks well of the book and its legacy: I can’t name many other imaginary creatures introduced in science fiction novels, after all, but “sandworm” is super-familiar. This may be why people love the book and all five sequels, as well as film and TV adaptations.
The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin (4.12-174.74) The decision to include The Dispossessed and The Left Hand of Darkness was up for debate. However, both received a better average rating, so it is here. The Dispossessed, like a lot of the best sci-fi, is about technology but also and more importantly about political philosophies and how they affect the worlds that birth them. And in the way of complex sci-fi series, The Dispossessed was the fifth novel in Le Guin’s Hainish Cycle but takes place first, chronologically speaking. So you could have a ton of fun reading the series in different orders and being a huge nerd about it.
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle (4.01 – 876,850) Your childhood has been vindicated, if only barely (I was surprised by the relatively low 4.01 average rating). Some of these names include Mrs. Whatsit. Mrs. Who. Which and the not-name but very similar Tesseract that I previously suggested as literary cat names are great choices by George Orwell (4.7 – 2.559,807). This novel, which is everyone’s favorite political cudgel or advertising reference, was originally about politics, freedom of speech and the effect of media technology. The Time Machine, Frankenstein, and Frankenstein were not among the first books on this list.
Mary Doria Russell The Sparrow, 4.17 – 41.819) Aliens! Jesuits! What else do you need to know? You’re fine, I will tell you more. The Sparrow is one of two books in a classic series from the 1990s. Children of God, the other volume in this duology, is considered to be top science-fiction. It was awarded the James Tiptree Jr. Award as well as the Arthur C. Clarke Award. The story tells about a Jesuit mission to an extraterrestrial civilization.
Neal Stephenson’s Cryptonomicon (4.25 to 90,748). I was aware that a Stephenson book should be on every list of top-selling sci-fi titles, but it was hard to choose a Stephenson novel.
Top Sci-Fi Series Books
The section on trilogies was what I chose to focus on. Every book within a sci-fi trilogy must reach the minimum 4+ stars/4,000+ ratings to qualify.
Becky Chambers, The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (4.17 – 48,677) Chambers’s Wayfarers series was a Hugo nominee in 2019 for Best Series, although that may not surprise when looking at these numbers. Although they are all set within the same world, each book has a handful of characters and common themes, but works just as well standalone. These books are absolutely incredible. This one is, in my own opinion, the most rip-roaring fun of the three, with Firefly vibes, great characters, and an exciting plot.
Becky Chambers’ A Closed And Common Orbit (4.36-21.792) It’s interesting that this volume has the highest rating of all three. This volume is also my favourite. It’s by far my favorite! It’s the darkest and most experimentally-structured series, but neither would guarantee the highest marks. Goodreads, congratulations!
Becky Chambers, Record Of A Spaceborn Few (4.17-9.670). Chambers concentrates her thoughtful, anthropological view on the last Wayfarers book. She focuses it’s attention on one single civilisation that has long fled Earth and rebuilt their humanity. The author explores what happens to an individual culture in the face of disaster and its customs and behaviors.
Cixin Liu’s The Three-Body Problem (4.05 to 89.618). This book is the beginning of the Remembrance of Earth’s Past series. It was written by Cixin, one of China’s most popular science fiction writers. It contains politics, physics, strange role-playing games, mysterious suicides, and much more. This was the first American publication of this novel. The popularity of this book helped launch an interest in Chinese sci-fi. Recent collections, such as Invisible Planets Broken Stars edited by Ken Liu, also made it a popular choice.
Cixin LIU’s Dark Forest, 4.41-38.746). A hostile alien invasion is on the horizon and all human data has been compromised. This book follows the story of an alien invasion that is being stopped by secretive and puzzling methods.
Death’s End (4.55 – 28,574) This sci-fi series has an interesting rating system. The average ratings go up from book to book, while others either decrease or increase rapidly. A tentative peace between humans and an alien civilization is thrown into jeopardy in this conclusion to the Remembrance of Earth’s Past series.
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This list includes the top 20 sci-fi authors of 2021.
From spectacular sequels and award-winning novels to continuing adventures in science fiction’s most popular universes, we take a look ahead to some of the most anticipated new sci-fi books of 2021. Whatever your science fiction love, you’ll be able to find something that will fit into your book collection. For more inspiration and a review of some of our favorite sci-fi titles of 2019, we also share some great sci-fi novel recommendations.
2020: The Most Popular Sci-Fi Books
Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Galaxy Douglas Adams. Keep your towels ready, and don’t panic. But Douglas Adams’ sci-fi classic did indeed celebrate its 42nd birthday in 2020.
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy first appeared on Radio 4 in 1978. There have been many adaptations of the story, which has become a staple on all lists of the most popular sci-fi books. The new edition features exclusive archive material, and an updated introduction by Russell T. Davies. The story follows Arthur Dent’s adventures in the galaxy after his house was demolished to make space for a hyperspace express route. The classic science fiction novel “The Guide” is an essential read for all fans.
Do not miss out on our full guide to The Hitchhiker’s Journey to the Stargate books.
The Doors of Eden Adrian Tchaikovsky
The Doors of Eden by Adrian Tchaikovsky, is an exciting sci-fi novel. The story takes place in both the MI5 world and Bodmin Moor. British security forces receive orders to investigate after an attack on the government physicist, as well as rumours about monsters and missing persons. When they discover that there are cracks between our world and countless others it shatters everything they previously thought about the universe.
Rian Hughes uses graphic design to its full potential. He makes use of twenty-first century visual culture and asks who we are as well where we might be headed next. Jack Fenwick, an artificial intelligence specialist is certain he can interpret an extraterrestrial message when it is detected. The problem is that he eventually finds a passage to another world and discovers it has been occupied by ghostly creatures from the past. The novel is unique and includes NASA transcripts and news articles from magazines and books within books. This book is unlike any other.
Frank Herbert’s science-fiction classic is still a favorite and has been adapt into the David Lynch film. Set 20,000 years in the future, the universe depends on the supply of Melange, a rare element, which can be used for everything from extending life-spans to interstellar travel. Arrakis is the only planet that contains this rare element. Whoever controls Arrakis is the one who rules all of it. . .
The Macmillan Collector’s Library edition of this classic sci-fi book is beautifully illustrated by the French painter Edouard Riou, who worked with Jules Verne on six of his novels. All is not as it appears for three adventurers who set out on an epic quest to find a sea monster. It is. .
Mary Shelley’s novel about a man who created a monster which he couldn’t control was a pioneer of science fiction. A must-read for all sci-fi enthusiasts looking to know the story behind the genre.
Victor Frankenstein, a brilliant but wayward scientist, builds a human from dead flesh. Horrified at what he has done, he abandons his creation. He learns to speak and is accepted by society. The creature is spurned and seeks revenge against his creator.
Which Science Fiction Books Are Good To Read?
Douglas Adams’s The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to Galaxy (4.3).
257.751)… 2001 Space Odyssey, Arthur C. Dune, Frank Herbert (4.2
510,994) … A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle (4.0
876,850)…. 1984 By George Orwell (4.1
Who Are The Best Modern Science Fiction Writers?
Ann Leckie.Martha Wells.Tamsyn Muir.Cixin Liu.Charles Stross.John Scalzi.Alastair Reynolds.Peter F. Hamilton.More items…*May 5, 2020
Who is The Best Science Fiction Writer of All Time?
H. G. Wells (1866-1946)Robert Heinlein (1907-1988)Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008)Frank Herbert (1920-1986)Isaac Asimov (1920-1992)Ray Bradbury (1920-2012)William Gibson (1948 – )Orson Scott Card (1951 – )More items….Best Science Fiction Books