Underrated Science Fiction Books

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A publicly ranked list of the best underrated science fiction books. There are books that never got the reception they deserved from the public for whatever the reason. But each of them are fantastic reads and deserve to be read. You may find some of these books become your personal favorite science fiction reads!
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The Hercules Text

by Jack McDevitt

First of many great Jack McDevitt books.
Philip K. Dick

Footprints Of Thunder

by James F. David

When a freak natural phenomenon dissolves the boundaries between yesterday and today, the world is transformed into a patchwork mixture of the present and the distant past. Entire cities are replaced by primeval forests. Prehistoric monsters stalk modern city streets, hunting for human prey.

While ordinary men and women struggle to survive in this strange new world, the president and his advisers search for a way to undo the catastrophe. But the solution may be more devastating than the dinosaurs....

At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.


Blind Waves

by Steven Gould

The author of Jumper returns with a near-future SF novel, set in an America whose coastline has been drowned by melting Antarctic ice.

In the world where hundreds of millions of people have been displaced from their homes by the Deluge--a hundred-foot-rise in sea level from melting ice caps--Partricia Beenan is lucky. She is still an American citizen with the right to live on the continent, unlike so many "wetfoots" whose homes lie deep under the waves or the refugees from nations now completely under water.

But Patricia's father chose to live on a floating city of New Galveston, instead of following his congresswomen wife to Washington, and go into the underwater salvage business. Now, several years after his death, it's Patricia's business and her city. She's a wealthy woman, on the city council, well known to local INS commander and the New Galveston police.

But none of that will help Patricia when she stumbles across a recently sunken freighter that has dozens of bodies chained up in its hold and clear evidence that it has been fired upon by an INS ship.

Patricia's evidence of a rogue operation within the INS brings her together with Thomas Beckett, a government investigator assigned to the case. Romance blossoms while they pursue and are pursued by the killers, into the heart of the conspiracy.


by David Zindell

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A science fiction novel in the mould of Frank Herbert's "Dune". This is the story of Mallory Ringer of the Order of Pilots whose quest for immortality leads to his near death and resurrection as a half man half bio-computer.
Arthur C. Clarke

Systemic Shock

by Dean Ing

The acclaimed author of The Ransom of Black Stealth One offers the first book in the Quantrill trilogy--a thriller set in the near future. As the Soviet menace collapses, China and India join forces and launch a devastating nuclear attack on America. And in the lawless anarchy that follows, one young man learns the hard way that the man most likely to survive is the one who learns to kill. . . .

The Blue World

by Jack Vance

This is classic Vance: a carefully thought-out world, a stratified society, and a man in conflict with its rules. During the space of twelve generations, the descendents of a crash on a water-covered planet have managed to adapt to the marine culture. But they are always at the mercy of the kragen, giant, squidlike monsters. The colonists can communicate with the biggest of these, King Kragen, and must appease him. But finally, one man has had enough of this life of slavery and sacrifice. Can he convince his fellow citizens that they must kill King Kragen? But...how can they do it in a world without weapons?

Isle Of The Dead

by Emily Rodda

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Lief, Barda, and Jasmine face their starkest challenge yet as they must travel into the hideous Isle of the Dead in order to defeat the evil Shadow Lord's plan to return to power.

The Disappearance

by J. F. Freedman

By the New York Times bestselling author of Key Witness

A shocking crime...An explosive trial...An electrifying novel of suspense ...

A young girl's disappearance leads defense attorney Luke Garrison to suspect something far more disturbing than an open-and-shut case of abduction and murder--a crime so shocking it will tear one family apart...and divide one town against itself.

Legal suspense in the bestselling tradition of Scott Turow

"A page-burner!"-Publishers Weekly

"Completely engrossing...You won't want to put this book down for a second."--Detroit News and Free Press

"Plenty of twists and turns in this portrait of corruption and evil in a small town."--Chicago Tribune

"Filled with pathos and grit...top entertainment."--Midwest Book Review

"Powerful...gripping...surprising."--Publishers Weekly


by Ayn Rand

"Anthem" is a dystopian fiction novella by Ayn Rand, written in 1937 and first published in 1938 in England. It takes place at some unspecified future date when mankind has entered another dark age characterized by irrationality, collectivism, and socialistic thinking and economics. Technological advancement is now carefully planned (when it is allowed to occur at all) and the concept of individuality has been eliminated (the use of the word "I" or "Ego" is punishable by death).
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Anonymous | 2018-09-03 02:39:14
All things considered, some portion of the reason that individuals love sci-fi is that it's, well! Unique. Exceptional. Strange. Certainly, there are a lot of science fiction tropes that manifest again and again, however generally, the best science fiction books are the ones that offer us new ideas. Speedy coursework writing

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