Although modern cinema demonstrates impressive special effects in feature films and TV series, it still does not go to any comparison with what a person can conceive with the help of their imagination when reading the best sci-fi adventure books.
Both classics and contemporary authors have written thousands of books in this genre, and many of them strike one with unboundedness of creativity and an unusual view of life. No other kind of literature contributes so much to the satisfaction of the craving for the new as science fiction. That’s why it is worth considering some must-read works of this genre.
A List of the Top Sci-Fi Adventure Books of Interest
- Dune by Frank Herbert. The book has won many prestigious awards and takes the reader to a distant planet, where the struggle for control of a particularly valuable resource is underway.
- The Gods Themselves by Isaak Asimov. The novel tells the story about two worlds— a dying one and the second full of strength. And precisely because of discovering the second one, the first one gets the opportunity to survive, but at an excessively high price.
- Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke’s. Humans land on a large celestial body that rushes to Earth to understand who created it, what it is, and what its mission consists in.
- Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein. This novel is an attempt to imagine the Messiah but in modern conditions. In the story, a child of a participant of the Martian expedition returns to Earth after being raised and brought up by representatives of an alien civilization.
- Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny is a kind of philosophical fairy tale, which is very different from everything that the author wrote. But this work will not allow you to tear away until the last line is read.
- The Strugatsky brothers. Generally speaking, the TOP of sci-fi adventure books should include all the brothers’ works. But if one has to choose one, it will, of course, be Roadside Picnic.
- The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury. In the form of short stories combined in one cycle, the author touches on many important issues for humanity.
- Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes. If one has to look through the best sci-fi adventure books trying to choose the only one that would top the rating, then Flowers for Algernon could be well worthy of such a status.
- Way Station by Clifford Simak will tell the story about the keeper of an alien transfer station, hidden from the eyes of ordinary humans.
These are not all the best sci-fi adventure books but surely the ones that at least deserve attention.