7 Sci-Fiction Books You Can Read If You Are Excited To Watch Dune

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The science fiction genre deals with futuristic aspects such as time travel, space, galaxies, and technology. What makes this genre interesting is it brings together reality and fantasy, offering readers a marvelous story. 

Here are 7 sci-fiction books for you to read if you have already started watching Raised by Wolves or waiting to watch Dune. 

Foundation by Isaac Asimov

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Hari Seldon, the creator of psychohistory, realizes that the end is near. He gathers like-minded intellectuals from the Empire. A new sanctuary named Foundation is created to save mankind. Their last hope falls into corrupt hands. And now they should decide if they have to fight or flight.

Hugely brilliant, this book perfectly blends science with fiction. 

The Martian by Andy Weir

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Mark Watney is left behind on Mars after his crewmates assume he is dead. The atmosphere on the strange planet is unfavorable. With no connection with the earth to inform that he’s alive, Mark is on the brink of death. But the Martian is not ready to give up yet. 

The biggest plus point of the book is the optimistic narrative of the protagonist. 

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip Dick

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In a world set on nuclear wars, Rick Deckard has to retire androids that escaped from mars. He aims to own a real animal, real because it’s the age where electronic animals are created for man’s convenience. With his wife slipping into depression and androids denying to retire, Rick has to find a way out of this dystopia. 

Packed with all themes and features of the sci-fi genre, the author has done a good job of presenting a masterpiece to the shelf.

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

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What happens when all of mankind’s scientific achievements bring out the dystopia in society? The planet has become a World State. There is no space for emotions and individuality. Everything runs due to science and order. And everyone belongs to everyone, which means there’s no scope for human relationships to thrive. 

Published in 1932, the book still feels like yesterday. Huxley has been able to visualize the distant future with such magnitude.

Neuromancer by William Gibson

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Henry Dorsett is the most powerful data-thief of the Matrix. His foes turn against him and try to pull him down. Henry is hired by a mysterious employer to hack the most gigantic artificial intelligence orbit. All goes well until Henry finds out the real man behind this cyborg chase.

A must-read for people who love cyberpunk.

Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein

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Valentine was raised on Mars. He was sent to Earth to live. Right from human emotions, psyche to material wealth, everything is a maze to solve for the man from Mars. Will he get used to the ways of humans or force humans to live like aliens?

Heinlein is one of the best quoted sci-fic authors. The book, love it or hate it, will make you ponder on how way ahead of times the author was. 

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

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It’s 2044 and reality has become unbearable to handle. People retrieve themselves to the Oasis. The Oasis is synonymous with virtual reality. Teenager Wade is given his first ‘puzzle’. He stumbles upon the first hint, but other players are stronger than him. Will Wade bag the huge prize and get back to the reality he wishes to be in?

Filled with the things of the past and nostalgia, the book brings the scientific version of Willy Wonka to the readers. 

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