Stela’s science fiction joins a long tradition. Here are some of what we feel are the greatest scifi novels of all time.
Considered the first science fiction novel by many, this classic tells the tale of Victor Frankenstein and the reanimated corpse he builds. It’s a tragic story of vengeance and retribution.
War of the Worlds
H. G. Wells
Mars attacks! In this novel martians invade the Earth and succeed. The first alien invasion story.
James S.A. Corey
The start of The Expanse series (also a TV series), humans have colonized the solar system. When a young girl goes missing, a detective and ship captain set out to discover what happened to her. What they find brings the solar system to war.
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Philip K. Dick
Set in San Francisco after a devastating global war Rick Deckard is a bounty hunter tasked with “retiring” six outdated androids. The novel explores what it means to be human and if empathy is a human feeling.
The future is bleak. According to psychohistorian, Hari Seldon, the empire will soon fail and it will be 30, 000 years before humanity will rebuild what they lost. Unless he and a team of the empires brightest can reduce the damage. The group soon finds themselves in their own danger.
One of the bestselling science fiction novels of all time. On the desert planet Arrakis, the key to the empire’s success as it is the only place that can produce “spice”, the substance that extends life and heightens mental abilities. Paul finds himself at the center of a prophecy and of revolution.
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Published in 1870, this classic has never been out of print. It tells the tale of Captain Nemo with his advanced submarine, The Nautilus, and three men he rescues. The men find that Nemo is a bitter and angry man set on a path of vengeance, balanced with a fascination for marine biology.
2001: A Space Odyssey
Arthur C. Clarke
A novelization of his screenplay for the film of the same name, 2001 blends a thriller with the metaphysical. When you explore the universe does the universe explore you?
The book that started the cyberpunk genre. Cyberspace and virtual reality were created in this novel. Henry Case is a washed-up computer hacker hired by the master criminal Armitage to help a powerful artificial intelligence merge with its twin into a super consciousness to take control of a virtual reality global network known as The Matrix.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Moments before Earth is destroyed to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, an electronic encyclopedia for galactic travellers. A scifi comedy classic.