Top Ten Science Fiction Novels of All Time
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If the complexities of the plot and the evolution of Paul Atreides from homeless refugee to Messiah wasn’t enough, Dune introduced me to so many new concepts, that it left my young mind reeling with the possibilities. Considered by many to be the best science fiction novel of all time, It is the only book in my life I’ve ever read more than once.
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2. The Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov (1966)If I thought Dune was mind boggling, this trilogy (and all the other books related to it) were simple staggering. This epic tale begins with a mathematician Hari Seldon who creates his own branch of mathematics using the laws of mass action. He calls this psychohistory and as he studies it, learns that he can predict the future on a large scale. He determines the fall of the current empire will result in 30,000 years of anarchy and chaos, which will happen soon. He also foresees a possible outcome in which the anarchy will only last a thousand years. He reveals to the current Galactic Empire his findings and implores them to allow him to set up a foundation in order to preserve all the knowledge mankind has accumulated to date, and to work on preserving civilization.
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Second Foundation concludes the trilogy with the first Foundation thinking it has located the canada goose coats on sale second and destroyed them. As the first Foundation as grown in power due to it’s sophisticated technology (the physical sciences), the second Foundation is built on the mental sciences. Using telepathy they confront the Mule and convince him that he has destroyed them and to return to his kingdom of world’s and reign in peace.
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3. Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein (1961)Written in 1961 and heavily reflective of the new spiritual movement of the time, this enchanting tale chronicles the life of Valentine Michael Smith. The orphaned child of two astronauts from the first expedition sent to Mars. He grows up learning the Martian ways, after the crew dies. The Martians are a race of beings in complete control of their bodies and minds, skills that Valentine soon learns.
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To love this book is to Grok it’s essence, a term that introduces us to Valentines understanding of God as ‘one who Grok’s’. He, from the teachings of the Martian culture, believes all is one, hence his proclamation Thou Art God. After exploring his new home and finding it perplexing and limited, he soon discovers religion and ultimately creates his own church, the Church of All Worlds. The ending is bitter sweet and I can still feel the emotions I felt back then.
For any of those that have yet to read it, I won’t spoil the ending, however one only needs to look at a our sad history to realize his fate. It became apparent to me soon after reading this book canada goose deals that not only is ascension a worthy goal, it is necessary. A religion organization was started after the founders read this book a Stranger In a Strange Land and of course called it the Church of All Worlds, that is how profound an impact this book has made on many humans and why it also made my list of top ten science fiction books of all time.
4. The Forever War by Joe Halderman (1974)To me the greatest science fiction love story of all time was the Forever War. I wish this novel would have been five times as long because it was so good.
In retrospect it obviously was a reflection of the Vietnam War, from the alienation of returning to a world that doesn’t care about you to fighting a useless war, the metaphor is easily recognized. However when I read it, I was young and in love, so I instantly made the connection to Canada Goose Jackets the main character’s (Mandella) connection to his love interest (Marygay), two souls that connect and then are separated by time, not space, surrounded by a world that doesn’t make sense to them.
Each time the main characters return from a mission, the world in which they are defending has changed so radically after 100’s if not thousands of years having elapsed that the only people they can relate to are the other soldiers and so they keep reenlisting.
Easily the best War/Love story of modern science fiction, destine to be a classic and my favorite on my top ten science fiction list.
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