Book Recommendations

Title Author Year Description
The Time Machine H.G. Wells 1895 Proto-scifi that coined the term “time machine.” Involves evolution, a dystopia, and class warfare
Brave New World Aldous Huxley 1932 A dystopia/utopia classic.
1984 George Orwell 1949 A dystopia classic.
Foundation Isaac Asimov 1951 A fictional science, psychohistory, predicts the fall of a galactic empire.
Flowers for Algernon Daniel Keyes 1958 Beautifully written first-person sci-fi on mental disability.
A Canticle for Leibowitz Walter M. Miller Jr. 1960 An incredible post-apocalyptic world. Involves Catholicism and future cults.
Solaris Stanislaw Lem 1961 An investigation of an alien organism that challenges the definition of life as we know it.
Stranger in a Strange Land Robert A. Heinlein 1961 Often considered the most popular science fiction novel of all time. A must read.
2001: A Space Odyssey Arthur C. Clarke 1968 A must read classic.
Ubik Philip K. Dick 1969 As always, PKD keeps you guessing at what is real and what is not.
The Forever War Joe Haldeman 1973 The best Vietnam story is the one told in outer space.
 The Dispossessed Ursula K. LeGuin 1974  Explores dichotomies of  anarchism/capitalism, collectivism/individualism, revolution/tradition, etc.
Neuromancer William Gibson 1984 Often referred to as the first cyberpunk novel.
 A Fire Upon the Deep Vernor Vinge  1992 Three civilizations at different technological eras clash in this epic sci fi.
11/22/63 Stephen King 2011 A teacher goes back in time to prevent the JFK assassination.


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