Much more than schlocky B-rated fare like Attack of the 50-Foot Woman, science fiction can be groundbreaking and eye-opening as well as incredibly entertaining. Marked by authors who have significant powers of imagination, sci-fi novels can introduce us to new worlds as well as teach us how to look at our own world through different eyes. If you’re a lover of sci-fi or want to dip your toe into the genre, here are three sci-fi books that are definitely worth taking a look at.
Sci-fi aficionados must not overlook the epic science fiction novel Dune, which was originally published in 1965 and turned into both a movie and a miniseries. American author Frank Herbert won the inaugural Nebula Award for Best Novel for Dune and, in 2003, it was cited as the best-selling science fiction novel of all time. Like many sci-fi novels, Dune is set in the distant future and centers around a feud between families controlling two different planets. Incorporating religion, politics, technology, and the human heart, Dune is as multi-layered and though-provoking as it is fun to read. Though it can be read and enjoyed on its own, Herbert wrote five more in this series and they are all worth checking out.