Are these the 50 best scifi books of all time ?

I read quite a lot of science fiction. My reading habits were informed early in childhood by my love of writers such as Ray Bradbury and Isaac Asimov. These days I find myself leaning towards post-apocalyptic sci-fi and space operas. So, I perked up when I saw an article titled “The 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time” on the Esquire website.

Like most things, reading tastes tend to be very subjective and changeable with time. Therefore I won’t waste your time quibbling with the editor’s choice of novels for this monumental list. I will, however, offer kudos for including some of my favorite iconic books like The Left Hand of Darkness and A Canticle for Leibowitz, and more recent standouts such as Tade Thompson’s award-winning Wormwood Trilogy Rosewater and the mind-blowing Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer. My absolute top suggestion from the list of a must read is The City & The City, by China Miéville. If you have not yet read this masterpiece, stop everything and get a copy now.

If you have an interest in speculative fiction, do check out the article here and let us know what you think about the list.


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1 Response to Are these the 50 best scifi books of all time ?

  1. I have only read 12 of these. A couple of titles in there I would not classify as scifi, more as dystopia (Never Let Me Go), and now even that for 1Q84 – 2books that I enjoyed a lot though!
    YES for TheThree Body Problem, but by Cixin Liu they shoud rfeally include Supernova Era. Amazing

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