Science fiction in art form
Science fiction in art form

If you like science fiction novels, make sure to brush up on these.

1984 by George Orwell

1984, George Orwell

"1984" by George Orwell is a dystopian novel (published in 1949) about a time where the public is oppressed by their government by public manipulation via the "Thought Police", by perpetual war, & by government surveillance to the Nth degree. It's eeriness as it correlates to today is striking.
Dune by Frank Herbert.

Dune, Frank Herbert

"Dune", a novel set in the distant future, by Frank Herbert is about a feudal interstellar society where high society houses own individual planets and all must answer to a controlling Emperor. A young man's family accepts the ownership of a particular planet and chaos ensues.
Neuromancer by William Gibson.


"Neuromancer" by William Gibson was published in 1984 and tells the story of a washed up computer hacker who is hired by a mysterious man to complete one last job against A.I.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley


"Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley is a book everyone on the planet knows about; and if not the book, then certainly the fictional movie character portrayed in films throughout the decades. It is the story of a scientist who creates a deranged "human-like" being in an experiment. It's really a story about humanity, I feel. It was originally published in 1818 without her name, and then in 1823 with her name attached.
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.

Fahrenheit 451

"Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury is a dystopian novel about a society that has banned books and firemen must burn any books they find. One man leaves this job to join a resistance.
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.

Ready Player 1

"Ready Player One" by Ernest Cline is a dystopian novel that follows the main character as he searches for an Easter egg in world wide virtual reality game. It was just released as a movie.
The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

War of Worlds

"War of the Worlds" by H.G. Wells is about a society that gets invaded by aliens. It was used as a practical joke via the radio on 1938 and people flipped out thinking it was real.
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