Science fiction novels have been a staple in publishing for decades. In the last century, many science fiction novels were published that became classics. This article will explore what some of those books are and why you should read them!
1984 by George Orwell
The novel 1984 was considered a classic because of its commentary on how society is affected by authoritarian governments.
Dune by Frank Herbert
The book Dune took place in the future and focused on political intrigue, environmentalism, religion, technology, ecology, and spirituality.
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Brave New World showed an imagined world where humans are conditioned for happiness through drug use to dull their senses to the harsh realities of life.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy was a light-hearted science fiction novel that has been turned into a movie, radio series and television series.
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 is considered one of Bradbury’s best novels because it focuses on censorship, book burning, and media manipulation through warping public perspective.
These science fiction novels are a must-read for anyone who loves the genre. They each contribute something unique to the culture of literature and have been influential since they were written. I recommend everyone read them because you will not be disappointed!
Joanne Pion is a geeky girl who loves sci-fi. She’s been reading science fiction since she was nine years old and has always dreamed of being an author herself. In her free time, Joanne enjoys watching Doctor Who, playing Dungeons and Dragons with friends, and traveling the world to visit places that have inspired her favorite TV shows.