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Your View: What is the Best Science Fiction Book?

by Listverse Writers
fact checked by Alex Hanton

Science Fiction is one of the greatest genres of literature – it is full of new ideas and interesting unique characters. It has become a great source of writing for movies and, indeed, some of the best movies of all time have come from Science Fiction (2001, Bladerunner). This “Your View” is a much more specific one than others because we are only looking for the best of one genre. Think carefully and tell us why you made your choice.

What is the Best Science Fiction Book ever Written?

My answer to this is 1984, by George Orwell. The reason for my choice is that this book is not only known by millions of people outside the Science Fiction genre (thanks in part to the movie), but it has provided the de facto definition of what a totalitarian state is for most people. This is definitely more grim than many science fiction books, but its influence is very far reaching.

fact checked by Alex Hanton
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