Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Top Ten All Time Favorite Science Fiction Books

I'm participating in today's Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  This week's prompt is:

Top Ten All Time Favorite Books in X Genre (you pick the genre)

I decided to go crazy and pick a genre that I don't read all that much from.  (I know, it's wild here at Bookmark Dragon.  We live on the edge around here.)  I don't read a lot of Science Fiction, preferring dragons to aliens, personally.  But I have read a few really smashing SciFi books.  Looking over these titles, I think most people will have read them too, or at least heard of them.  To those who love SciFi, am I missing any SciFi staples in my repertoire??  Anyway, here's my top ten Science Fiction books:

10. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engel
Probably the first SciFi book I ever read.  I didn't like it, per say, but it was original and it stuck with me.

9. The Host by Stephenie Meyer
Not my favorite book, and definitely not my favorite movie, but I thought it was original and weirdly cool how compassionate the aliens thought they were, despite the fact that they were bent on DESTROYING THE HUMAN RACE. 

Wells' straightforward and methodical telling of this alien invasion was chilling in an unsuspecting sort of way.

She had me at 'Cyborg Cinderella.'

6. Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
I'm not totally sure this is technically a SciFi book.  It was awesome, regardless.  One of those rare stories that is equally awesome in both the print and the film medium.

5. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
I loved this book.  Love, love, love.  Even though it kind of broke my heart.

A little classic love.

3. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
A little more classic love.

2. 1984 by George Orwell
And a little more.  What can I say, when the fame is well deserved, it's well deserved.

1. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
The big daddy of them all.  This book is totally rad.

All hail the alien.

What are your favorite SciFi reads??


  1. Your top four are pretty much my top four - there's something to be said for the classics. I also really love Cloud Atlas (maybe not strictly sci-fi, but close enough) and The Mote in God's Eye.

    1. Gotta love a good classic! I haven't read Cloud Atlas or The Mote in God's Eye. I'll have to add those to my to-read list!


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