10 Best Science Fiction Books of last 20 years

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Are you looking for the best Science fiction books of the last 20 years?

Today’s era is the era of technology. People are now becoming modern using technology. Science is constantly evolving. Every day new theories are being formulated. This is the reason that people are becoming interested in science.
People have started liking science-based films, stories, games, more. That is why our great writers did a great job in this field and presented many books before us.

Here we are going to discuss the top 10 best science fiction books of the last 20 years that you must read.

Let’s start-

List of Top 10 Science fiction books of last 20 years

  1. The Big Book of Science Fiction
  2. The Lord of the Rings
  3. The Best of All Possible Worlds
  4. Ammonite
  5. Jurassic Park
  6. Amatka
  7. I Am Legend
  8. The Stars My Destination
  9. Ender’s Game
  10. Nineteen Eighty-Four

1.The Big Book of Science Fiction

AuthorJeff Vandermeer
PublicationJuly 12, 2016
Rating4.5 out of 5


  • Science Fiction
  • Fantasy


The book The Big Book of Science Fiction is exactly what it says. It has nearly 1200 pages with 750,000 words which makes it very huge.

Basically, it is the great anthology of science fiction short stories that range from the early 19th century to the 20th century. It has a drawback that is it will take a good time to completely read but if you will engage with its story once, you do not worry more and read it with excitement.

If you are a true sci-fi lover then this will be proved as one of the best sci-fi books of all time.

2.The Lord of the Rings

AuthorJ.R.R. Tolkien
PublicationJuly 29, 1954
Rating4.8 out of 5



As it is a science fiction book so it is filled with many extraordinary stories. The author made it very easy to understand the language. Anyone with a passion for reading tastes it.

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien tells the story of the war in the fictional world of Middle-earth. Tolkien created it with many illustrations such as maps, calligraphy, drawings, cover designs, etc. that make it very interesting.

Its popularity is everywhere so that Peter Jackson‘s released the film based on this book. And the film won multiple Academy Awards.

3.The Best of All Possible Worlds

AuthorKaren Lord
PublicationJanuary 31, 2013
Rating4.2 out of 5


  • Science-Fiction Epic


The book “The Best of All Possible Worlds” is a stunning science-fiction epic that is also a beautifully wrought, deeply moving love story.

In this story, an alien society destroyed their motherland due to their unprovoked act of aggression. They had no place to live, later they found a new place where another alien society lived.

The aliens wanted to live there but that society was completely different from their society. They could not understand their language, therefore, there is no conversation between them.

The man and the woman from these two clashing societies worked together to save this vanishing race – and ended up uncovering ancient mysteries with far-reaching ramifications. Truly it is one of the best fascinating and thoughtful sci-fi books of all time.


AuthorNicola Griffith
PublicationDecember 23, 1992
Rating4.3 out of 5


  • Novel
  • Science Fiction
  • Lesbian Literature


It is Nicola Griffith’s first novel that has won the Lambda Literary Award for lesbian, gay, and transgender fiction.

A human expedition to the planet Jeep is almost destroyed by a virus that killed all men and almost women. There was no man on that planet. The author portrays the condition of women without men. She tells how the women became lesbian. This story forces us to think about what if one could really get herself pregnant?

5.Jurassic Park

AuthorMichael Crichton
PublicationNovember 20, 1990
Rating4.8 out of 5



It is a blockbuster book piece by Michael Crichton and most of you may have already seen its movie form already.

In this tale, the scientists research genetic engineering and try to recreate dinosaurs to illustrate the mathematical concepts of Chaos theory.

The mission was successfully completed and genetic dinosaurs are recreated. They have also created the Jurassic park for dinosaurs. Finally, both are created well. And Jurassic Park became the reason for people’s attention.

The people go to the park to see dinosaurs. Once there is a big mistake took place that is about its security. When the security of the park is lost many dinosaurs came into the park and killed many visitors and destroyed the park.

I can definitely say about this book that it is one of the greatest sci-fi books of all time. 



AuthorKarin Tidbeck
PublicationPublication- 2012
Rating4.0 out of 5


  • Science Fiction
  • Fantasy


It is best selling science-fiction book of all time. The protagonist Vanja is sent to the Amatka colony on a secret work assignment for the government where she falls in love with her housemate. She decides to live there for a long time. She decides to stay there for some more time.

Soon she begins to realize, though, that there is something deeply secrets is amiss in this colony. That made her very surprised.

7. I Am Legend

AuthorRichard Matheson
Rating4.4 out of 5


  • Science Fiction
  • Horror
  • Thriller
  • Drama
  • Adventure
  • Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction


I Am Legend’ is a horror novel embedded in the modern development of zombie and vampire literature and the concept of apocalypse around the world due to disease.

The story follows the life of Robert Neville who is only the sole survivor of a pandemic that has killed almost all human population and turned the remains into zombies.

The author displayed here how that Robert handles his life and escapes from zombies. Since this story majorly focuses on horror fiction but it also has the taste of sci-fi.

8.The Stars My Destination

AuthorAlfred Bester
Rating4.5 out of 5


  • Science Fiction
  • Novel


The book “The Stars My Destination” is set in the 24th or 25th century. It tells the story of Gully Foyle, a grunt in the interplanetary merchant navy who is the sole survivor of an attack on his spaceship in a war between the inner and outer solar system.

The story is full of interesting ideas that have made it a very engaging book. The author created a very realistic character and made it very easy to understand language.

9.Ender’s Game

AuthorOrson Scott Card
PublicationJanuary 15, 1985
Rating4.6 out of 5


  • Military Science Fiction
  • Novel


The story is set at an unspecified date in Earth’s future. The aliens attack twice on the earth and destroy almost everything. The remaining people are very frightened and think if the alien will attack again how would they escape themselves.

The government enhances its military power and encourages scientists to invent new weapons.

Andrew Wiggin “Ender” is the protagonist of this story. He genius amongst geniuses. He admitted himself to the army and decides to fight with aliens.

Believe me. if you love this type of book then it will be proved as the best sci-fi book of all time for you.

10.Nineteen Eighty-Four

AuthorGeorge Orwell
Rating4.7 out of 5


  • Science Fiction
  • Adventure
  • Dystopian
  • Political Fiction


The biggest confusion about this book is its publication date. Many people know that it was published in 1984 but it is not correct. It was published in 1949. It is titled Nineteen Eighty-Four because it is based on the immediate problems of the time of about 1984 in the future.

The author described the dystopian future of the coming year of 1984. He portrays the global condition of that time. Since it is a complete prediction book of 1984, therefore, it is very popular at that time and still now.

It had contained great change between 1949 to 1984. The author created it so beautifully that it seems like it is realistic. It is definitely one of the best sci-fi novels of all time.


These are the top 10 best science fiction books of the last 20 years that you must read for understanding science-based stories. After reading these books, you will find yourself that you have become a Jabra fan of sci-fi books.

So, read these books and explore your knowledge with us.

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