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Windy moors, shadowy hallways, dark romance, haunted bungalows … gothic romance novels have everything you could ever dream of in a story of love and terror. ...

Whether you’ve peered into the back of your closet looking for Narnia or imagined getting an admission letter from Hogwarts, there’s a good chance you have ...

Human beings, like all living organisms, are made up of DNA. These tiny strands of genetic code make us who we are. We know that over time, as it is passed ...

Before the World Wide Web made everything convenient for us, serial author William Gibson introduced us to the fascinating world of the Matrix. Think of it ...

Arthur C. Clarke’s sci-fi fan-favorite classic marked its 50th anniversary a few years ago. First published in 1968, 2001: A Space Odyssey became an ...

First published in 1965, Dune is Frank Herbert’s most iconic work, often considered one of the most beloved science fiction books of all time. It narrates ...

You’ll be hard-pressed to find great science fiction novels that aren’t so serious and packed with hard science. That’s where Douglas Adams’ classic sci-fi ...

Originally published in 1985, Ender’s Game is a sci-fi book by the American prolific author Orson Scott Card. It’s been one of the most popular science ...

First published in 1951, Prelude to Foundation is a collection of short stories that veteran biochemistry professor-turned-author Isaac Asimov wrote from ...

Dan Simmons has always been revered for his mastery of building immersive worlds, and Hyperion is his best science fiction work yet. Winner of the 1989 ...

Originally published in 1992, Neal Stephenson’s Arthur C. Clarke Award nominee Snow Crash has earned its reputation as one of the best science fiction and ...

Slaughterhouse-Five is a 1969 sci-fi masterpiece authored by the American prolific writer Kurt Vonnegut. The title dwells on time travel and anti-war ...

First published in 1961, Stanislaw Lem’s Solaris has for decades been touted as one of the best sci-fi classics for deep thinkers. It holds true because ...

Part of the highly-acclaimed Known Space series, Ringworld by Larry Liven is not just a winner of the 1970 Hugo Award; it’s also arguably one of the best ...

First published in 1968, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is perhaps Philip K. Dick’s best-known novel and one of the fan-favorite sci-fi classics. ...

If any novel were to be crowned the ultimate science fiction classic, Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein would be it. More than three decades ...

Over his colorful career as an author, Iain M. Banks has established himself as the master of the strange. Excession is the fifth installation in his ...

The Left Hand of Darkness is a sci-fi masterpiece from one of the most beloved authors of modern times, Ursula Le Guin. Dubbed the “chemist of the heart”, ...

If we’d to pick one author whose work will set the pace for sci-fi in the future, it’d definitely be Kim Robinson. He is unquestionably one of the most ...

Carl Sagan was hands down one of the most powerful and effective scientific writers of modern times. From his infamous science tour-de-force with the first ...

Brave New World is Aldous Huxley’s most popular and enduring work of science fiction. This dystopian classic predicts a terrifying vision of the world’s ...

Like most of the best science fiction novels, H.G. Wells's The War of the Worlds was light years ahead of its time. Its popularity may have been unjustly ...

Originally published in 1957, The Stars My Destination is a sci-fi novel by Hugo Award-winner Alfred Bester. It’s adapted from The Count of Monte Cristo ...

The almost riotous success of Andy Weir’s The Martian is a fascinating story in and of itself, but not one that the publishers wish to be retold. After ...

A fantastic mystery sandwiched in a riddle, To Your Scattered Bodies Go is the debut novel in Philip José Farmer’s highly acclaimed Riverworld series. You ...

First published in 2006, The Road is, without a doubt, a masterpiece, and one of the best post-apocalyptic fiction novels by the American serial sci-fi ...

Originally published as 3 short stories based on Miller’s own experiences as a World War II bomber pilot, this science fiction thriller is an epic ...

Do prescription drug ads give you the heebie-jeebies? You know when the smooth voice-over lists some of the harrowing side effects with the image of happy ...

Giant asteroids, virus epidemic, nuclear war, zombies … there’s lots of fun to be enjoyed with all of these disasters packed into the best post-apocalyptic ...

The Stand is the fifth work and the longest novel by New York Times bestselling author Stephen King. The American prolific writer has authored more than 60 ...

Part of Hugh Howey’s Wool trilogy, Wool is easily one of the most fascinating and in-depth science fiction novels that you’ll come across today. The book, ...

Worried about the reports that the fertility of British men has been gradually declining in recent years, the master of the British detective story has put ...

Ivan Turgenev’s and Leo Tolstoy’s distant relative, Tatyana Tolstaya had big shoes to fill given the high bar set by the Tolstoy literary family. Indeed, ...

First published in 2005 in Russia, Dmitry Glukhovsky’s super-hit made the Russian author a household name and is often cited as one of the best ...

The last thing you want when a zombie attack hits is to be unprepared or ill-prepared. Well, why would you want to put in the line your most valuable asset ...

The Passage is the debut novel in Justin Cronin’s trilogy of the same name, which also includes The Twelve and The City of Mirrors. The bestselling author ...

Traumatized, desperate, and bereaved after the downfall of the world as he knew it, Hig doesn’t have much to live for, except for a few things he would go ...

Jean Hegland’s brilliantly imaginative debut novel will make you feel thankful for electricity, cell phones, and music players, all while underscoring our ...

Before Malerman’s Bird Box was on everyone’s lips, there was José Saramago Blindness, a dreadful tale of vision loss epidemic that led to the breakdown of ...

You probably know Bird Box from Susanne Bier’s chilling Netflix thriller of the same name. In Josh Malerman’s terrifying debut, residents of Michigan ...

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