13 Book Club Suggestions If You Want to Introduce Science Fiction to Your Friends

The future is now, so obviously you and all your nerdy friends should read science fiction.if you like a book i am a robot or dune It’s hard to sell in your circle, don’t worry. I have 15 science fiction novels for your book club. Even if your book club reads science fiction on a regular basis, these books will come in handy whenever you need to make futuristic reading easy for new members.

When many people hear “science fiction”, they imagine what fans of the genre call “hard sci-fi”: books and Film Alien Culture. Hard sci-fi might be great, if that’s what you’re into, but it’s also why so many people think they’re not sci-fi people, and don’t read sci-fi fiction. There’s also a particularly toxic breed of sci-fi gatekeepers who like to describe their anti-diversity arguments as a matter of “hard” versus “soft sci-fi,” which certainly doesn’t help attract new fans.

A few hard sci-fi titles are listed below, but I promise even they will appeal to newcomers.Check out the 15 science fiction novels I think you should use to introduce the genre to your book club and share with me your favorite gateway science fiction Twitter!

“Children of Men” by PD James

Less than 30 years since PD James started man’s child, the world’s sperm count dropped to zero. Now, the last generation of humans, known as the Omegas, is living a high life as Britain descends into chaos. But when a member of a small group of political reformers becomes pregnant, she must be protected by the state itself. After reading the book, we can watch a movie together!

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“Paradise’s Lathe” by Ursula K. Le Guin

Lathe in the sky Centered on George Orr, a man who became addicted to drugs in order to stop dreaming. You see, George’s dream changed other people’s reality, but he still remembers what the world used to be when he woke up.

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“The Martian” by Andy Weir

One of the few hard science fiction on this list, Andy Weir’s Martian is a thoroughly researched and calculated story about an astronaut who must terraform a small corner of Mars when he is left behind after a failed mission.

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Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

Part 1 of Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach Trilogy, annihilate Follow four women — known only as biologists, anthropologists, psychologists, and surveyors — into the mysterious Zone X: an uncharted territory where the laws of physics don’t seem to apply.

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“Kind” by Octavia E. Butler

Octavia E. Butler’s time-traveling novel follows Dana, a young black woman living in California in the mid-1970s, who finds herself traveling backwards in time and space to a few years before her ancestors lived on a Maryland plantation. enslaved for years. civil war.

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Season 5 by NK Jemisin

A catastrophic event alters the landscape, orogen Essun, born with the ability to control and direct seismic activity, learns that her husband killed their son and kidnapped their daughter, both of whom possess the special abilities of a mother. Now, as the world around her falls apart, Essun embarks on her long pursuit of her husband, bent on avenging her lost child.

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“Avalanche” by Neil Stephenson

Set in a near-future version of our world, where land and government have been acquired by corporations, avalanche Follow a young hacker named Hiro Protagonist as he uncovers a conspiracy involving the Sumerian language and a VR version of the internet called Metaverse.

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Poor Arthur Dent was just a humble Brit when his friend Prefect Ford showed up that day and made a series of shocking announcements: He, Ford, was an alien and the earth was about to be blown up for An interstellar highway gives way, but he and Dent can catch passing alien ships before demolition begins.

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The Antelope and the Crane by Margaret Atwood

told in a series of flashbacks, Antelope and Cracker It’s the story of three people — propagandist Jimmy, bioengineer Crake, and sex worker Antelope — brought together by the Crakes: the humanoid race invented by Crake.

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The Midnight Robber by Nalo Hopkinson

Inspired by Caribbean folklore, midnight robber Follow Tan-Tan as she gets kidnapped by her murderous father and sneaks into the New Midway Tree, an alternate version of their home planet of Toussaint, where criminals and criminals are in exile.

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“Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro

Kazuo Ishiguro’s never let Me Go The story takes place at the fictional Hailsham School, where Kathy and her friends Tommy and Ruth grew up with a focus on personal health, fitness and artistic abilities. Dropping how this novel fits into sci-fi mode will require me to spoil one of its biggest twists, so you’ll just have to take my word for it.

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“The Future Home of the Living God” by Louise Erdrich

Set in a near-future version of America, women begin giving birth to less evolved humans, The Future Home of the Living God Follow a pregnant Cedar as she searches for her Ojibwe birth mother as the world as she knows it falls apart.

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“The Long Road to an Angry Little Planet” by Becky Chambers

tattered crew traveler Just found a job that will make them both rich: drilling wormholes on distant planets. But, like any good comedy, The long road to an angry little planet won’t make their job easy.As a series of unfortunate events threaten to derail them, the people of the country traveler They must be united to accomplish their mission.

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