The Best Books: Science Fiction Top 10

The Best Books: Science Fiction Top 10 list contains many of the classics of the genre, while taking a wide selection of the very different styles of work.

1. The Time Machine

By H. G. Wells | Used Price: 70% Off

Wells's genre-defining novel of time travelWhen a Victorian scientist propels himself into the year a.d. 802,701, he is initially delighted to find that suffering has been replaced by beauty, contentment, and peace. Entranced at first by the Eloi, an elfin species descended from man, he soon realizes that ... More »

The Time Machine
Cat's Cradle

2. Cat's Cradle

By Kurt Vonnegut | Used Price: 80% Off

Cat’s Cradle is Kurt Vonnegut’s satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. An apocalyptic tale of this planet’s ultimate fate, it features a midget as the protagonist, a complete, original theology created by a calypso singer, and a vision of the future that is at once blackly ... More »

3. Cosmicomics

By Italo Calvino | Used Price: 80% Off

Enchanting stories about the evolution of the universe, with characters that are fashioned from mathematical formulae and cellular structures. “Naturally, we were all there, - old Qfwfq said, - where else could we have been? Nobody knew then that there could be space. Or time either: what use ... More »

Fahrenheit 451

4. Fahrenheit 451

By Ray Bradbury | Used Price: 70% Off

Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future.Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is ... More »

5. Jurassic Park

By Michael Crichton | Used Price: 70% Off

From the author of Timeline, Sphere, and Congo, this is the classic thriller of science run amok that took the world by storm.   #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER   “Wonderful . . . powerful.”—The Washington Post Book World   An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur ... More »

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Consider Phlebas

6. Consider Phlebas

By Iain Banks | Used Price: 70% Off

"Dazzlingly original." -- Daily Mail"Gripping, touching and funny." -- TLSThe war raged across the galaxy. Billions had died, billions more were doomed. Moons, planets, the very stars themselves, faced destruction, cold-blooded, brutal, and worse, random. The Idirans fought for their Faith; the Culture for its moral right to ... More »

7. Dune

By Frank Herbert | Used Price: 70% Off

Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Muad'Dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family--and ... More »


8. Foundation

By Isaac Asimov | Used Price: 80% Off

For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. But only Hari Sheldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future—to a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last thirty thousand years. To ... More »

9. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

By Douglas Adams | Used Price: 60% Off

How shall we begin?This is the story of a book called The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy—not an Earth book, never published on Earth and, until the terrible catastrophe occurred, never seen or even heard of by any Earthman. Nevertheless, a wholly remarkable book.orThis is the story of ... More »

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
2001: A Space Odyssey

10. 2001: A Space Odyssey

By Arthur C. Clarke | Rock-bottom Price: $0.01

2001: A Space Odyssey is the classic science fiction novel that changed the way we looked at the stars and ourselves.... 2001: A Space Odyssey inspired what is perhaps the greatest science fiction film ever made--brilliantly imagined by the late Stanley Kubrick.... 2001 is finally here.... More »

Author: David Thomson