Top 10 Must Read Sci-Fi EBooks

Top 10 Must Read Sci-Fi EBooks

Imagination. That is one word with which, one can sneak past our actuality and explore hidden crevices of one’s imaginary land. A world where fishes fly or droids sleeps the full 8. To fuel this world we have created in our minds, we dip in to the vast pool of sci-fi books for help. They are a source of comfort, that helps escape our everyday reality. We have taken inspiration from them and used the characters as muse for our artworks. What started out as compulsory reading in school  or as a part of a project, sci-fi books have always held a special place in our hearts and minds.

As we have gotten older, our daily lives and chores leave very little time to read them. So, why not revisit them while on commute?

This way, there won’t be any need to worry about the pages ripping apart. No worries of drink spillage when in a tough commute. EBooks can be such a source of comfort in the daily grinds of our life.

With that in mind, we have compiled a list of the Top 10 must read Sci-Fi EBooks.

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10. Slaughterhouse 5 = Kurt Vonnegut

 “That’s one thing earthlings might learn to do, if they tried hard enough: Ignore the awful times and concentrate on the good ones.”

slaughterhouse 5= Kurt Vonnegut

Probably the most controversial but equally important piece of literature in the Science Fiction genre is SlaughterHouse 5. Banned in several school states (just because of the profanities) this book is a testament to Free Will. It is also the most famous (and awesome) anti-war novel ever written.

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9. 1984 = George Orwell

“War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.”

1984= George Orwell

A novel about the dystopian world, it brought the phrase ‘ Big Brother is watching’ a new meaning. This book showcases a totalitarian world and hence been branded as being pro communism.

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8. Hitchhiker’s guide to the Galaxy = Douglas Adams

“42. Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything”

Hitchhiker's guide to galaxy

Translated in 30 languages, this novel has attained cult status. Originally a radio series of 6 episodes, this comedy Sci-Fi, has been adapted into novels, movies and theatrical productions.

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7. The Lost World – Arthur Conan Doyle

“There’s many a man who never tells his adventures, for he can’t hope to be believed.”

The lost world-Arthur conan doyle

Dinosaurs! Imagine a world where there are real life Dinosaurs alive and kicking. Pterodactyls roam the plateau like kids would in a backyard. A must read for all those who want to relive the adventure in a Lost world.

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6. Arthemis = Andy Weir

“A clumsy, awkward success is still a success.”

Arthemis=Andy Weir

Recently released in November 2017, this novel has already earned a massive fan following and Sci-Fi cult status. Based on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon it paints a unique picture of life there and is basically a heist-gone-bad thriller.

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5. Do Android Dream of Electric Sheep = Philip K Dick

“It’s the basic condition of life to be required to violate our own identity.”

Do android dream of electric sheep

A novel that inspired the iconic Blade Runner movie and its recent sequel Blade Runner 2049. The amazing tango between philosophy and post apocalyptic fiction makes this movie a must read for all.

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4. Journey to the center of the earth = Jules Verne

“Science, my lad, has been built upon many errors; but they are errors which it was good to fall into, for they led to the truth.”

Journey to the center of the earth

What a display of the immense imagination by Jules Verne. Released in 1864, Jules Verne created a technological masterpiece which is a must read for all young readers and older ones alike.

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3. Metamorphosis = Franz Kafka

“I only fear danger where I want to fear it.”

Metamorphosis

Kafka depicted a transformation of a man into a bug. Many, compared it as the philosophy of man and his inner demons. A must read.

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2. The Time Machine = H G Wells

“This has ever been the fate of energy in security; it takes to art and to eroticism, and then comes languor and decay.”

The time machine

Another Classic from H G Wells. This book painted a very scary picture of our past and eventual future. What a ride!

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1. The Foundation Series = Isaac Asimov

“Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.”

the foundation series

How can any list for the best Sci-Fi books be completed without mentioning Isaac Asimov’s The Foundation series? The number one book on our list is not a single book but originally a series of 3. Inspiration material for many of today’s engineers, philosophers, this book blends fiction and reality so seamlessly, it almost feels like a work of Art. A must read for all.

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In Conclusion:

There are many who believe that classic Science Fiction books can only go so far in nurturing a young adult’s curiosity about exploring horizons beyond norm. Well, we believe, what better way to start than having these 10 EBooks at your disposal for anytime read. (re read is fine too. We won’t judge)

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A traveler who has eaten with Bedouins, gotten lost in mist, and walked a kilometer to get net connection. When not writing, Nisha reads tech magazines to shampoo bottle labels

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