15 classic science fiction books

Great science fiction deals with some of the most profound questions we will ever face: Are we alone in the universe? What is the next step for mankind? Where can I get one of those giant space lasers? Check out these 15 classic science fiction titles.

1. ‘Frankenstein,’ by Mary Shelley

Published in 1818, "Frankenstein" is one of the first science fiction novels, establishing sci-fi as a distinct genre capable of both deep literary value and timeless storytelling. Victor Frankenstein has become obsessed with the idea of creating life. But when he finally succeeds, he is completely unprepared for what he has created, and for the consequences of playing God.

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