Classics of Science Fiction

The best science fiction explores contemporary or humanist themes in nontraditional settings—space, the future, an alternate reality, and more. Few books do this better than the classics listed here. All of these titles are located in the Adult Science Fiction section of the Library.


Asimov, Isaac. Foundation. 1951.

Bester, Alfred. The Demolished Man. 1953.

Bradbury, Ray. The Martian Chronicles. 1950.
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Brin, David. The Postman. 1985.

Card, Orson Scott. Ender’s Game. 1985.
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Clarke, Arthur C. Rendezvous with Rama. 1973.
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Dick, Philip K. The Man in the High Castle. 1962.
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Gibson, William. Neuromancer. 1984.
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Haldeman, Joe. The Forever War. 1975.
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Heinlein, Robert. Stranger in a Strange Land. 1961.
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Herbert, Frank. Dune. 1965.
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LeGuin, Ursula K. The Left Hand of Darkness. 1969.

Lem, Stanislaw. Solaris. 1970.
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Miller, Walter M. A Canticle for Leibowitz. 1959.

Niven, Larry. Ringworld. 1970.

Simmons, Dan. Hyperion. 1989.
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Stephenson, Neal. Snow Crash. 1992.

Willis, Connie. Doomsday Book. 1992.
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