Literature is a really vast subject, anyone who wishes to indulge in it can actually come out as a happier person because their thirst for knowledge can be satisfied in whichever genre they wish to indulge in. Science fiction is one of those genre which attracts millions of people out there, the mere notion of the world beyond our owns fascinates everyone everywhere..This genre caters to the needs of people who have a vast imagination because their realms of imagination are challenged and also taken into consideration. This category of the books actually has one of the most loyal fanbases, these people are dedicated to their favourite sci-fi characters and their loyalty will make you wanna want to explore this genre more , so here are my recommendations to actually enjoy and explore this genre .
1.TITLE OF THE BOOK – THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY BY DOUGLAS ADAMS
WHY IS IT WORTH A READ – This book came out 35 years years ago and still is the most undiscovered gems of literature. This is one of the weirdest and beautiful science fiction ever.This book will lift you even if you’re not feeling yourself but also talks about concepts where you actually need to take your time with. Some places may require you to read twice to actually understand it, also you would want to read this book again and again because everytime you reread it feels like you’re reading it for the first time.
PROTIP – This book is extremely exhausting especially mentally as it talks about concepts which you didn’t know existed so definitely take your time with this book.
2.TITLE OF THE BOOK – FRANKENSTEIN BY MARY SHELLEY
WHY IS IT WORTH A READ – Shelley talks about the fact that there are certain principles of nature that one should never mess with making this novel a classic story. The idea of this story is so beautiful because it’s creating a life for someone who has already died. This book when published was an instant bestseller because it has both the combination of horror and science. Considering the fact that this was written so many years back and also the fact that the author was so young when she wrote this novel makes us at awe at her writing and even the story formation is marvellous. This book was the first book to write about both science and horror fiction and is a groundbreaking story.
PROTIP – The story itself is very interesting but if you’re having some difficulty in reading this book you can most likely listen to the audiobook it’s as satisfactory as the book.
PRICE – ₹124
3.TITLE OF THE BOOK – THE TIME MACHINE BY H.G WELLS
WHY IS IT WORTH A READ– This book is a classic as it talks about both the futuristic and scientific aspect and also talks about a socialistic quality. The storytelling of this book is amazing and keeps you on your toes. This book started it all as it was one of the first which started the genre of science fiction, intentionally or not intentionally this book ends up giving you life lessons.
PROTIP– This book has tough grammar and really makes it hard in some parts so have a dictionary around for aid purposes.
PRICE – ₹50
4.TITLE OF THE BOOK – THE MARTIAN BY ANDY WEIR
WHY IS IT WORTH A READ – This book is not only just a science fiction novel, this book actually gives you the courage to fight for your own survival. This book was a fantastic take on a pretty good plotline. This is actually a thrilling survival story with a healthy dose of humour. The best aspect of this book is the human aspect that he is a man fighting for his survival.Overall, this book is an interesting book to read and worthy of your time. If you’re interested in books which make you think and has a lot of science elements, this book should be your go to.
PROTIP– This book has actually been turned into a big motion film so do check that out after reading this book because it follows the book pretty accurately.
5.TITLE OF THE BOOK- DUNE BY FRANK HERBERT
WHY IS IT WORTH A READ- This book is actually the best science fiction book that has ever been created, this is a cult classic and one cannot consider themselves a science fiction reader if they’ve not read this book. This is a masterpiece not because the writing is excellent and the plotline is out of the ordinary but because of the fact that the research done in this book is out of our reach. Even the minute concepts are given in such details that one can only wonder what actually made the author write such a classic.Dune is one of the most important pieces of literature for the Sci-Fi genre.He as an author has built a very complex world which is quite impressive. It is evident that he has put in a lot of thought, introspection and hard work while writing the book. , this book was truly revolutionary.
PROTIP– This book actually can start as a little tough because of the fact that the concepts written in this book are pretty difficult to understand but do continue this story because it does gain momentum .