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Best Science Fiction Books Reviewed & Ranked

Our list of some of the best Science Fiction books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

The Fifth Science (2019)

 Best Science Fiction Books Reviewed & RankedThe Galactic Human Empire was built atop four sciences: Standing on those pillars, humans spent 100,000 years spreading out into the galaxy: warring, exploring, partying — the usual. Then there was the fifth science. And that killed the empire stone dead. The Fifth Science is a collection of 12 stories, beginning at the start of the Galactic Human Empire and following right through to its final days.
Author(s): Exurb1a

The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fourth Annual Collection (2017)

 Best Science Fiction Books Reviewed & RankedIn the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow, blurring the line between life and art. Now, in The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fourth Annual Collection, the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world.
Author(s): Gardner Dozois

The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Vol. 1: 1929-1964 (2005)

 Best Science Fiction Books Reviewed & RankedThe definitive collection of the best in science fiction stories between 1929-1964.This book contains twenty-six of the greatest science fiction stories ever written. They represent the considered verdict of the Science Fiction Writers of America, those who have shaped the genre and who know, more intimately than anyone else, what the criteria for excellence in the field should be.
Author(s): Robert Silverberg

The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction (2010)

 Best Science Fiction Books Reviewed & RankedThe Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction features over a 150 years’ worth of the best science fiction ever collected in a single volume. The fifty-two stories and critical introductions are organized chronologically as well as thematically for classroom use.
Author(s): Arthur B. Evans, Istvan Csicsery-Ronay Jr., et al.

Seeker (2018)

 Best Science Fiction Books Reviewed & RankedA breathtaking near-future thriller. From the NY Times bestselling author whose books have been downloaded over a million times. A small alien spacecraft with extraordinary secrets. And a mad scramble to get to it first. When an interstellar probe lands in the heart of the Amazon Jungle, powerful nations around the world will stop at nothing to retrieve it.
Author(s): Douglas E. Richards

Winter World (The Long Winter) (2019)

 Best Science Fiction Books Reviewed & Ranked* Longlisted for the 2019 Wilbur Smith Prize for best published novel. * In the near future, an ice age pushes humanity to the edge of extinction.Scientists search for the cause–and any hope of stopping the Long Winter. They send probes into the solar system to take readings. Near Mars, one of the probes makes a shocking discovery: a mysterious object, drifting toward the Sun. Is it the cause of the Long Winter?
Author(s): A.G. Riddle

Omicron: Millennium: The first book in the Omicron Series (2019)

 Best Science Fiction Books Reviewed & RankedThe year is 3193and it has been over six hundred years since humans first traveled to the Omicron Quadrant. A lot has happened since their arrival. Alliances have been forged, wars have been waged. When Iris Porter first arrives in the quadrant and meets two bounty hunters – Captain Kansas Smith and Lieutenant Lewis Auznarr – nothing could have prepared her for what was in store.
Author(s): R H Stevenson, Andrew K McMillan

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2019 (The Best American Series ®) (2019)

 Best Science Fiction Books Reviewed & RankedThis omnivorous selection of stories chosen by series editor John Joseph Adams and World Fantasy Award finalist Carmen Maria Machado is a display of the most boundary-pushing, genre-blurring, stylistically singular science fiction and fantasy stories published in the last year.
Author(s): John Joseph Adams, Carmen Maria Machado

Science Fiction and Philosophy: From Time Travel to Superintelligence (2016)

 Best Science Fiction Books Reviewed & RankedFeaturing numerous updates and enhancements, Science Fiction and Philosophy, 2nd Edition, presents a collection of readings that utilize concepts developed from science fiction to explore a variety of classic and contemporary philosophical issues.
Author(s): Susan Schneider

Ready Player One: A Novel (2012)

 Best Science Fiction Books Reviewed & Ranked•  A world at stake. A quest for the ultimate prize. Are you ready? In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the OASIS, a vast virtual world where most of humanity spends their days. When the eccentric creator of the OASIS dies, he leaves behind a series of fiendish puzzles, based on his obsession with the pop culture of decades past.
Author(s): Ernest Cline

Best Science Fiction Books Reviewed & Ranked

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Science Fiction

Author(s): Sherryl Vint
ID: 2913961, Publisher: MIT Press, Year: 2021, Size: 247 Kb, Format: epub

The Biopolitics of Gender in Science Fiction: Feminism and Female Machines

Author(s): Emily Cox-Palmer-White
ID: 2932001, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2021, Size: 12 Mb, Format: pdf

Science Fiction: A Guide for the Perplexed

Author(s): Sherryl Vint
ID: 2949437, Publisher: MIT Press, Year: 2021, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are really best-sellers according to Washington Post, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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