This infographic list of the best all-time science fiction books is focusing on artificial intelligence, time travel, and space exploration.
To celebrate Science Fiction Day on January 2, Global English Editing, an online editing and proofreading service, specializing in academic and business writing, has released an infographic every book lover would be excited to explore, analyze, and share.
The visual lists 16 novels that are, according to GEE team, the best in the science fiction genre.
You will quickly notice that some best-known books, such as 1984 or The Man in the High Castle are missing. It’s because the infographic doesn’t take into consideration neither dystopian nor alternative history books, not mentioning fantasy.
Science fiction stories usually exist in settings some way connected to our current human experience. Sci-fi also almost always features some sort of scientific or technological advancement that significantly influences the story line.
A description of each book is accompanied by interesting fun facts, not only about the novel itself, but also movie adaptations or cultural events.
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Coriolanus released the fistful of cabbage into the pot of boiling water and swore that one day it would never pass his lips again. But this was not that day. He needed to eat a large bowl of the anemic stuff, and drink every drop of broth, to prevent his stomach from growling during the reaping ceremony. It was one of a long list of precautions he took to mask the fact that his family, despite residing in the penthouse of the Capitol’s most opulent apartment building, was as poor as district scum. That at eighteen, the heir to the once-great house of Snow had nothing to live on but his wits.
His shirt for the reaping was worrying him. He had an acceptable pair of dark dress pants bought on the black market last year, but the shirt was what people looked at. Fortunately, the Academy provided the uniforms it required for daily use. For today’s ceremony, however, students were instructed to be dressed fashionably but with the solemnity the occasion dictated. Tigris had said to trust her, and he did. Only his cousin’s cleverness with a needle had saved him so far. Still, he couldn’t expect miracles.
The shirt they’d dug from the back of the wardrobe—his father’s, from better days—was stained and yellowed with age, half the buttons missing, a cigarette burn on one cuff. Too damaged to sell in even the worst of times, and this was to be his reaping shirt? This morning he had gone to her room at daybreak, only to find both his cousin and the shirt missing. Not a good sign. Had Tigris given up on the old thing and braved the black market in some last-ditch effort to find him proper clothing? And what on earth would she possess worth trading for it? Only one thing—herself—and the house of Snow had not yet fallen that far. Or was it falling now as he salted the cabbage?
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