7 Science Fiction Books That Science Students Must Read

We know for the fact that people prefer watching science fiction to reading it. In this article, we will introduce you to science fiction books you should read.

1. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
This novel tells the story of a brilliant child who is sent to an advanced military school to save the world from buggers because of his wisdom in science most specifically the gravity. His intelligence is also manifested in the mind game that no one had ever won him. Ender flourished in the military despite the struggles brought by his envious friends. The story ends with Ender finding out that the buggers do not really want to fight with humans, so he saves them.

2. Dune by Frank Herbert
Imagining the world in the year 10,191, it is definitely the more complex society that the people would have, and Dune is based on this. More specifically, human beings have also conquered the universe. The story of Dune evolves between the rivals, Harkonnen and Arrakis. Basically, the story reflects the early world of unstoppable colonization between countries to countries added with a spice of advancement due to science.

3. The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
Mars is always been suspected to be capable of sustaining life, so many expeditions are done to prove this. In Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles, he already affirmed that Mars is habitable and that people are gradually immigrating to Mars while the Earth goes worst. The story shows the development of Mars as the new land where humanity can prosper while Earth is in near destruction.

4. Neuromancer by William Gibson
William Gibsons' Neuromancer is a combination of science and technology featuring the characters immersed in the cyberspace hacking to find the identity of a retired colonel. In this mission, Henry Dorsett Case, the protagonist, accidentally found out the super-advanced artificial intelligence, named Wintermute. Soon, he found out Neuromancer, the other half of Wintermute. Shockingly, Case knew that there was some version of himself and his colleagues in cyberspace.

5. 1984 by George Orwell
This tragic and miserable novel of George Orwell brings noise as it features the rebellion of the protagonist named Winston Smith in his fully controlled and monitored society in London. The ruling Party in the nation of Oceania controls everything. The Party deprives people of free will making Winston feel frustrated. One day, a man named O'Brien comes and traps Winston and her lover, Julia. Immersing Winston in his biggest fear and finally freeing him, Winston no longer feels anything towards Julia.

6. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
As the narrator listens to the story of the time traveler, the time traveler gradually unfolds his encounter with small humanoid creatures called Eloi and the evil Morlocks in the year 802,701 AD. Forwarding to future, the traveler reaches thirty million years into the future. He sees the air is very thin, and the only sign of life is a black blob with tentacles. The adventure of the traveler shows the emergence of the evil even back then and how it affects the future. The story ends with the time traveler leaving but not returning anymore. 

7. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
The fantasy and sci-fi adventure of the young Meg, Charles, and Calvin bring the readers the joy and excitement as well as the value of love and family. Amazingly, L'Engle was able to bring these important concepts in her novel A Wrinkle in Time. The story is mainly about rescuing Mr. Murry, the father of Meg and Charles, being imprisoned in another planet which the Dark Thing already captured. The story ends with the reunion of the family.

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Last review and update: August 28, 2018
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