13 Science Fiction Books for the Geek in You

13 Science Fiction Books for the Geek in You

13 Science Fiction Books for the Geek in You

Do you dream of strange alien worlds and futuristic dystopian civilizations? Heck, with the way advances in technology move along nowadays, we could even argue that we are already living in one.

So for those of you who enjoy reading about the possibilities of what the human condition can, has, or may soon achieve in this or any other parallel universe, here is our list of 13 Science Fiction book recommendations for the geek in you.

Why 13 books? Well, maybe there is a special hidden meaning to that number. Or maybe we were just too lazy to pick more than 13. Either way, please feel free to add to this list in the comments section below.


1984 by George Orwell


Notable Quote:
“He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.”


Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes


Notable Quote:
“I am afraid. Not of life, or death, or nothingness, but of wasting it as if I had never been.”


Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood


Notable Quote:
“Can a single ant be said to be alive, in any meaningful sense of the word, or does it only have relevance in terms of its anthill?”


Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick


Notable Quote:
“It’s the basic condition of life to be required to violate our own identity.”


The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas by Ursula K. Le Guin


Notable Quote:
“This is the treason of the artist: a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain.”


Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury


Notable Quote:
“The magic is only in what books say, how they stitched the patches of the universe together into one garment for us.”


Dune by Frank Herbert


Notable Quote:
“The mystery of life isn’t a problem to solve, but a reality to experience.”


Brave New World by Aldous Huxley


Notable Quote:
“One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them.”


The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick


Notable Quote:
“They identify with God’s power and believe they are godlike. That is their basic madness.”


Use of Weapons by Iain M. Banks


Notable Quote:
“What is any achievement, however great it was, once time itself is dead?”


The Forever War by Joe Haldeman


Notable Quote:
“Science fiction as a genre has the benefit of being able to act as parable, to set up a story at a remove so you can make a real-world point without people throwing up a wall in front of it.”


Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson


Notable Quote:
“Historical analogy is the last refuge of people who can’t grasp the current situation.”


Solaris by Stanislaw Lem


Notable Quote:
“We don’t want to conquer the cosmos, we simply want to extend the boundaries of Earth to the frontiers of the cosmos.”


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