Eng 201 Science Fiction Reading & Viewing List

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ENG 201 Science Fiction Reading & Viewing List

Suggested reading to have broad appeal to both genders.

All books marked with * are in CHSL

As these books are all fiction, you will find them on the shelves under the first 3 letters of the author’s surname. This is in bold.


  • Dirk Gently Douglas Adams

  • Hitchhiker’s Guide to the galaxy* Douglas Adams (1st in a series) (easy read)

  • Long dark tea-time of the soul* Douglas Adams

  • Feed* M. T. Anderson (♀)

  • Foundation*(1st in a series) Isaac Asimov

  • Nightfall Isaac Asimov

  • Empire series Isaac Asimov

  • Robot series* Isaac Asimov (see Short Stories)

  • The Handmaid’s Tale* Margaret Atwood (Dystopian SciFi) (♀)

  • Oryx and Crake* Margaret Atwood (♀)

  • Silverhair* (1st of a series) Stephen Baxter

  • Pastworld* Ian Beck

  • Genesis* Bernard Beckett (Junior level)

  • Farenheit 451* Ray Bradbury

  • Junk Melvin Burgess

  • A Clockwork orange* Anthony Burgess (Senior level)

  • Ender’s game* Orson Scott Card (1st in a series, includes

Shadow saga)

  • Worthing saga Orson Scott Card

  • Jurassic Park Michael Crichton

  • Andromeda strain* Michael Crichton

  • Terminal man* Michael Crichton

  • Prey* Michael Crichton

  • State of fear* Michael Crichton

  • Timeline* Michael Crichton (lower level)

  • The Tripod series* John Christopher

  • Time Odyssey series* Arthur C. Clarke (Books 1-3) (for SF aficionados)

  • Rendezvous with Rama Arthur C. Clarke

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey Arthur C. Clarke

  • And another thing* Eoin Colfer (Junior)

  • Starbright and the dream eater* Joy Cowley (Junior)

  • Ubik* Philip K Dick

  • Blade Runner* [a.k.a. Do Androids

dream of electric sheep] Philip K Dick

  • Five Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch Philip K Dick

  • Little brother* Cory Doctorow (Year 11)

  • House of the scorpion* Nancy Farmer

  • Complete alien omnibus* Alan D. Foster (Senior content)

  • Pip and Flinx adventure series Alan D. Foster

  • The silver dream* Neil Gaiman

  • Neuromancer* William Gibson

  • Metro 2033* Dmitry Glukhovsky (Senior level) (for SF


  • The gone-away world* Nick Harkaway (Senior level)

  • Stranger in a strange land Robert Heinlein (♂)

  • Starship Troopers Robert Heinlein

  • Wool* Hugh Howey (Dystopian SciFi)

  • Dune Frank Herbert (a classic of the genre)

  • Brave New World* Aldous Huxley (Dystopian Scifi)

  • Evil genius* Catherine Jinks (1st of the series)

  • Earthsea Quartet* Ursula Le Guin (SciFi/fantasy crossover) (lower


  • Left hand of darkness Ursula Le Guin (♀)

  • A Wrinkle in Time* Madeline L’Engle (Junior level)

  • Legend [1]* Marie Lu (Easy read)

  • The sea-wreck stranger* Anna Mackenzie (1st in series)

  • Roivan* Glynne Maclean (Year 11 or lower)

  • The unidentified* Rae Mariz (Junior level)

  • The ennead* Jan Mark (Lower level)

  • Bumped* Megan McCafferty

  • Shade’s children* Garth Nix (Junior)

  • Delirium* Lauren Oliver

  • 1984* George Orwell (Dystopian Scifi)

  • Doppelganger* Michael Parker

  • When the wind blows* James Patterson

  • Children of Men Ruth Rendell (Dystopian SciFi)

  • Red Mars (1st of Mars trilogy) Kim Robertson

  • Forty signs of rain* Kim Stanley Robinson

  • The death gene* Malcolm Rose (Year 11)

  • The female man* Joanna Russ

  • The sparrow Mary Doria Russell (♀)

  • Contact* Carl Sagan

  • The purple cloud* M. P. Shiel (a classic of the genre)

  • Journey to the centre of the earth* Jules Verne

  • Age of miracles* Karen Thompson Walker

  • The war of the worlds* H. G. Wells

  • The time machine* H. G. Wells

  • The invisible man* H. G. Wells

  • Food of the gods* H. G. Wells

  • Doomsday Book Connie Willis (also in Science Fiction Century

collection below) (♀)

  • Tanglewreck* Jeanette Winterson

  • Chocky* John Wyndham (Lower level)

  • Day of the Triffids* John Wyndham (Year 11)

  • The Kraken Wakes* John Wyndham (Year 11)

  • The Chrysalids* John Wyndham

  • We Yevgeny Zamyatin (high level) (Dystopian Scifi)

Short story collections:

  • Bicentennial Man* etc. Isaac Asimov (includes Robot stories) shelved under ASI in Short Stories

  • Best time travel stories of the 20th

century* shelved under BES in Short Stories

  • Dark alchemy* shelved under DAR in Short Stories (crossover


  • Far Horizons* shelved under FAR in Short Stories

  • I have seen the future* shelved under IHA in Short Stories (lower level)

  • Mammoth book of apocalyptic

science fiction* shelved under MAM in Short Stories

  • The Science Fiction century* shelved under SCI in Short Stories

  • Science Fiction Stories* shelved under SCI in Short Stories


  • Gattaca

  • I Robot

  • Blade runner

  • Children of men

  • Source Code

  • Minority report

  • Escape from New York

  • Logan’s run

  • Alien

  • Splice

  • Planet of the apes

  • 2001: A Space odyssey

  • War of the worlds

  • Fahrenheit 451

  • Rollerball

  • Westworld

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