The Science-Fiction “Classics” You Need to Read Heading into the New Year

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As we head into the new year, there’s no better time to curl up with an excellent science-fiction book. Here are some of the top science-fiction books of all time that you should consider reading in the coming year:

  1. “Dune” by Frank Herbert: This classic science-fiction epic is set in the distant future and follows the journey of Paul Atreides, the son of a noble family, as he navigates the treacherous politics of a desert planet called Arrakis, which is the only source of a valuable substance called “spice.”
  2. “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” by Douglas Adams: This hilarious and absurd science-fiction tale follows the misadventures of an ordinary man named Arthur Dent who is swept up in a series of strange and extraordinary events after the earth is destroyed to make way for a new hyperspace bypass.
  3. “Neuromancer” by William Gibson: This groundbreaking cyberpunk novel follows a former hacker named Case, who a mysterious employer recruits to pull off a major hack. Along the way, he encounters various strange and dangerous characters in a virtual world called the Matrix.
  4. “The War of the Worlds” by H.G. Wells: This classic science-fiction novel tells the story of a Martian invasion of earth and the efforts of humanity to fight back against the alien invaders.
  5. “Ender’s Game” by Orson Scott Card: This award-winning novel follows the journey of a young boy named Ender Wiggin, who is recruited to attend a unique military academy for gifted children. As he trains to become a leader in the war against an alien race, Ender must confront leadership challenges and the moral dilemmas of war.
  6. “The Martian” by Andy Weir: This bestselling novel tells the story of Mark Watney, an astronaut who is left stranded on Mars after a mission gone wrong. Using his resourcefulness and scientific expertise, Mark must find a way to survive on the hostile planet and find a way to signal for rescue.

No matter which of these science-fiction books you choose to read, you’re sure to be in for an exciting and imaginative journey as you head into the new year.

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