Category: Best Science Fiction Novels of All Time

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Review It all began one night; the late Douglas Adams, drunk out of his wits, fell on his back onto a grassy field. His sight met with outer space, all dark and starry-eyed as it stared back at him. Pondering on how vast the universe must be, Adams raised up the idea of a group…
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The Space Merchants

Review In our current day and age, consumerism is the rule for many. Following the desolation of the Second World War, the planet braced itself for more trouble in the form of nuclear destruction. Despite the bleak situation, a new type of class was emerging in America: The Middle. This so-called nuclear family consisted of…
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The Stars My Destination

Review Best known as Alfred Bester’s seminal work, The Stars My Destination is famous is for two things: 1)    It pioneered the cyberpunk genre, 2)    And it includes what is perhaps the most memorable use of synaesthesia in any work of fiction. In regard to the former, works like Johnny Mnemonic and Neuromancer would not…
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The Handmaid’s Tale

Review A bleak, biting satire of patriarchy, The Handmaid’s Tale is an oddity within science-fiction. As dystopian feminist literature, the novel does away with the muscle-bound heroes of space opera, and dismisses the corporations of cyberpunk. Instead, Margaret Atwood invents an alternate future in which a religious police state, based on extremist Christian values, oppresses…
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The Forever War

Review Published in 1974, The Forever War is considered one of the greatest pieces of science-fiction literature to have ever existed. Winner of the Nebula Award in 1975, and the Hugo and Locus awards in 1976, the novel established Joe Haldeman as one of military science fiction’s supreme writers. The book’s narrative – centered on…
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