Science fiction is an awesome genre to delve in to. With alien action figures and superheroes accompanied by cool sidekicks who have out of the world powers… it’s hard to get enough! And with a science fiction series, the books just keep on coming.
If you are a diehard fan of sci-fi then take a look at what we have in store for you. This review offers you the top 5 science fiction book series you must get your hands on this year.
Let’s get things rolling.
5. Remembrance of Earth’s Past Trilogy by Liu Cixin
You can’t have a science fiction series without aliens and Liu has done an excellent job bringing the alien beings to life in this fantastic trilogy.
The Three-Body Problem is the first in the trilogy followed by The Dark Forest and Death’s End. You will find that this science fiction series is among the most awe-inspiring you will come across as the author has a detailed elaboration for every mysterious incidence he narrates, whether a personal experience or a human race event.
Liu sets a background of China’s Cultural Revolution where a conceited military mission sends signals into space to communicate with aliens. Unfortunately, an alien universe on the brink of elimination gets the signal and decides to attack planet Earth.
The human military, therefore, begins to form camps to either collaborate with these extraterrestrial beings to overrule the corrupt world system or fight against the invasion.
Get to be part of this science fiction masterpiece of marvellous inspiration and purview.
4. Dune Series by Frank Herbert
This superb science fiction series begins in the desert planet Arrakis and packs a lot of cult-action. Herbert introduces Arrakis as a barren desert land where a special spice ‘melange’ is derived that improves one’s cognitive capabilities.
The main character, Paul Atreides is the heir to a kinship whereby his sole responsibility is to govern the detestable Arrakis world. People kill for the melange spice because of the supernatural abilities it gives. However, Paul’s family is destroyed, which forces the young boy to escape and begin an epic journey towards an unfathomable future. He eventually turns into the puzzling man referred to as Muad’Dib. He has the potential to attain mankind’s most coveted and unobtainable desire.
Are you enticed enough? Just get started on this kick-ass science fiction series consisting of Dune, Heretics of Dune, Chapterhouse: Dune and Hunters of Dune to see what amazements the author has in store for you.
3. The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells
This science fiction series is an action-filled, cerebral fiction that unfolds a murderous self-lacerating robot on the quest for the meaning of life.
The first book in this sequel All Systems Red whizzed the Hugo, Locus and Nebula Awards and became USA Today and the New York Times bestseller.
Just to give you a taste of this sci-fi series, the story begins with a corporate managed space travel future whereby planetary contracts must be given a go-ahead and distributed by the governing Company.
Investigative groups must be accompanied by the Company that supplies security software. However, in a corrupt society where contracts are accorded the lowest proposal, safety isn’t much of a priority.
On the far planet, a group of scientists are conducting tests protected by a SecUnit that managed to hack its governor module. The self-proclaimed ‘Murderbot’ begins a vengeful search for the meaning of life.
With a neighbourhood mission going down the drain, the team of scientists and their Murderbot has the task of deriving the truth.
Keep your eyes open for this bestseller accompanied by its sequels Artificial Condition, Rogue Protocol, Exit Strategy, Network Effect and Fugitive Telemetry if you are seeking something light or you’re up for a chuckle.
2. Night’s Dawn Series by Peter F. Hamilton
This science-fiction trilogy series institutes a universe filled with diverse worlds and artificial orbiting communities. The plot focuses on souls of the departed resurrecting from hell in the beyond to possess human beings and the latter retaliating.
In AD 2600, the human race is on the brink of its full potential. Numerous colonized planets all over the galaxy are home to developed and immensely dynamic cultures. Moreover, genetic engineering pushes nature’s evolution far beyond its limits, where the disease is overcome and extraordinary space-born beings are created.
Countless sentient trader starship fleets thrive on the income derived from the industrialization movement. Everything seems fine and dandy with the Confederation Navy maintaining universal peace and a true golden age seemed quite possible.
However, an unforeseeable catastrophe happens. On a primaeval colony planet, a traitorous criminal meets an alien and their encounter unleashes the first of all horrors.
Though this series takes a queer turn that I consider unwonted for a science fiction series, in my opinion, the technology aspect that enables human beings and habitats to co-exist collaboratively and how it is incorporated naturally in the plot makes this series worth giving a try.
Therefore hurry to your nearest bookstore or shop on Amazon or KindleStore for this science fiction trilogy consisting of Reality Dysfunction, Neutronium Alchemist and The Naked God.
1. Broken Earth Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin
Jemisin institutes some of the most renowned characters in science fiction series history. No wonder this series became a New York Times bestseller and won three Hugo Awards.
This triad collection would make a special gift for any event and comprises of The Fifth Season, The Obelisk Gate and The Stone Sky.
After every five seasons, the superior continent Stillness goes through drastic and prompt climate change. While humans reside in communities known as ‘Comms’ that maintain their members’ skills balanced, the answer to surviving and reducing the ‘fifth season’ may be orogenes who have the potential to control the Earth’s energy. But orogenes are fiercely hunted by Comms or abused by the fulcrum.
The overstretched connection between this story’s characters in addition to the gorgeously described power of the orogenes makes this science series hard to take your mind off.
Now that you’re all set with these top 5 science fiction series, get your reading on and see which one tops your list.