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Top 5 science fiction books to escape dystopian reality



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Top 5 amazing science fiction books that will export you away from dystopian reality to a utopian fantasy :
  1. COMA by Robin Cook
  2. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  3. The Dune by Frank Adams
  4. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
  5. The Martian by Andy Weir


A genre of parallel universes and aircraft assigned adventurous tasks, Science fiction is a genre worth following. It promises its readers hope of a future where we will travel to our workplaces in flying cars and robots will carry out new slavery agenda.
Moving through the piles of books some gems are often missed. The following five “to-be-read” is stuffed with such adventures:

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COMA by Robin Cook

COMA by Robin Cook book cover

The worst thing about the disease is the uncertainty. Humans are capable of adapting to anything as long as they know. It’s the hopeless floundering that drives people crazy.

Known for his confluence of thrillers and a pinch of medical science, Robin Cookbooks are a treat for Sci-Fi lovers. The protagonist Susan Wheeler is a trainee at a hospital and the story revolves around her.

"A must-read." - Mouth shut com

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams book cover

Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.

If you don’t know that 42 is the answer to the “ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything, then you must give this series a read. This one book has the ability to hook into the science fiction genre for the rest of your life.

"To read The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is to step into the garden shed of a maverick genius while he’s out, to discover what ideas he has left lying around." - The Guardian

The Dune by Frank Adams

The Dune by Frank Adams book cover

There is no escape — we pay for the violence of our ancestors.

The destruction of Paul’s family will set the boy on a journey toward a destiny greater than he could ever have imagined. The storyline is engaging and vivid for a beginner in this genre.

"Dune, widely considered to be the greatest and most important Science-Fiction novel ever. I haven’t really read, well, any sci-fi before so kicking my foray off with this entry was a great way to start."  —  Grimdark magazine

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch book cover

We all live day to day completely oblivious to the fact that we’re a part of a much larger and stranger reality than we can possibly imagine.

Janson stuck between the limbo of reality and dream is the protagonist of this masterpiece. In spite of being science fiction, this one raises deep philosophical questions.

"Crouch’s exploration of the path-not-taken fantasy is intriguing, his plot tight."  —  The Guardian

The Martian by Andy Weir

The Martian by Andy Weir book cover

They say in Brazil, even the smallest village has a church and a football field — well, not always a church, but certainly a football field.

Football is hands down the most popular and widely played sport in the world that unites different cultures, geographies, and politics. Author Simon Kuper traveled to 22 countries during his 20s and wrote this quirky footballing travelogue. During his journey, he has met various politicians, players, and fans who give us a taste of the different ways the unique place football has in the life of the planet.

"The Martian” is closer to classically optimistic science fiction than the dystopian works that have crowded the genre of late." —  The New York Times

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