What are the best british science fiction books?

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    #11984

    1984

    1984 is a utopian and dystopian fiction written by George Orwell. First published in 1949, it is included in the NPR Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books.

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    Cheryl Castro
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Even in 1949, Big Brother existed, it was not a nightmare but a reality. Fast forward to 2018 and Big Brother is more reality than fiction; 1984 provides in great detail whom "Big Brother" is. Interesting read even in 1949."
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    #2The War of the Worlds

    The War of the Worlds

    The War of the Worlds is a science fiction novel written by H. G. Wells. First published in 1898, this novel is considered as one of the best science-fiction novels of all time. The story revolves around the Martian attack on England.

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    Mark Gonzales
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "This is an awesome book that could please not just the fan fiction crowd. yes it is a fiction story about someone traveling trough time but there is also a bigger story about human evolution, the impact of the choice we make, our relationship with other creature. Yes I know there are some deeper messages in this book about politics and what not of the time. but I usually read for entertainment and don't go in that kind of deep analysis and this book is very good even then."
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    #3Never Let Me Go

    Never Let Me Go

    Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro is a dystopian science fiction novel published in 2005. This book tells the story of three children who are studying in an exclusive boarding school and their 'special gift'.

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    Roger Brooks
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "It seems to be a popular sci fi book, but I am not sure where it takes place"
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    #4Jackboot Britain

    Jackboot Britain

    Jackboot Britain is a speculative novel written by Daniel S. Fletcher. First published in 2014 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform under ISBN 1500556270, it focuses on an alternate story in which Nazi Germany won World War II.

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    Jane Nguyen
    Written on May 14, 2018
    ""What if" fiction books are always so intriguing to me, because there are so many possible options. Jackboot Britain is especially important today as the developing world sees an uptick in Nazi sympathizers and racial divide. Thankfully, for now, this book is only fiction. It definitely makes you think. "
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    #5The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is written by Douglas Adams. It depicts Arthur Dent's road trip with his alien friend Ford Prefect after his house and the Earth was demolished to create a way for a hyperspace express route. 

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    Jeffrey Hamilton
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "Amazing book and amazing choice for the reader to enjoy. This book features some of the best stories that will linger in your mind for years to come. Highly recommended."
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    #6The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next)

    The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next)

    The Eyre Affair by Japser Fforde is a science fiction and literary detective novel originally published in 2001.This book belongs to Fforde's Thursday Next series. It is followed by Lost in a Good Book.

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    Mildred Edwards
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "A good book is hard to put down. This is no exception. This page turners is part of a science fiction series written by Jasper Fforde and is sure to please any science junkie."
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    #7River of Gods (India 2047)

    River of Gods (India 2047)
    River of Gods (India 2047) is a science fiction book set in the culture of India written by Ian McDonald that was published on March 1, 2006 by Pyr. The book presents the life of the country in the light of peoples and cultures.
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    Timothy Schultz
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "I love science fiction, and this book does not disappoint. It offers a great plot and characters that makes you want to keep reading it. This book offers a great story that makes you want to get to the end and see what happens. "
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    #8Rendezvous with Rama (Rama)

    Rendezvous with Rama (Rama)

    Rendezvous with Rama is the first book in the science fiction series Rama written by Arthur C. Clarke which centers on an alien starship that entered the Solar System. 

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    Hannah Curtis
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "I am normally not into reading science fiction books. However, for variety, I decided to give the genre a try again. So I came across the book "Rendezvous with Rama". I was actually surprised and enjoyed reading it. It was not super complicated like I imagined it would be and it was fun and engaging and the topic was interesting. A mix of alien intelligence with thriller elements, makes it overall a good read."
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    #9The Day of the Triffids

    The Day of the Triffids

    The Day of the Triffids is an award-winning post-apocalyptic thriller by British author John Wyndham, first published in 1951. It tells the story of a world ransacked by mobile venomous plants called triffids.

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    Deborah Torres
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This is a fantastic book and there's a reason it's widely regarded as a classic. It has a good message to it and the plot really holds up. The characters are all very life like and believeable and while the premise may sound cheesy, it's a really good book. I definitely recommend it to anyone. Even though it was published in 1951, it definitely holds up today."
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    #10Brave New World

    Brave New World

    Brave New World by Aldous Huxley is a utopian and dystopian fiction novel published in 1932. This book follows Bernard Marx living a perfect life in a scientifically engineered society until he visited one of the remaining old reservoirs.

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    Isidro Molina
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Brave New World is a sweeping tale of a technological dystopia written all the way back in the early 1930's. As a science fiction fan, this book always gets my imagination working overtime. I love the characters and settings of this scientifically engineered society."
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    #11The Time Machine

    The Time Machine

    Time Machine is a science fiction novel written by H. G. Wells. First published in 1895 and written as a frame narrative, it centers on an inventor identified as the Time Traveller. This novel popularized the concept of time travel.

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    Edward Peterson
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "It seems that the British excel in the genera of science fiction. My favorite british science fiction book is The Time Machine. Written by H.G Wells, the novel takes you on a whimsical journey into the future in a time machine. This is a book everyone should read."
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    #12Doctor Who: Shroud of Sorrow

    Doctor Who: Shroud of Sorrow

    Doctor Who: Shroud of Sorrow is a science fiction/fantasy novel written by Una McCormack. Originally published in 2010 by BBC Books, it is the 54th book in the book series: Doctor Who: New Series Adventures.

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    Craig Miller
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "This solution is good because it is a popular science fiction novel. The reviews are good and it seems like an interesting read."
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    #13Doctor Who: The Stealers Of Dreams

    Doctor Who: The Stealers Of Dreams

    Doctor Who: Stealers of Dreams is a science fiction/fantasy novel written by Steve Lyons. Originally published in 2005 by BBC Books, it is the 6th book in the book series: Doctor Who: New Series Adventures.

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    Yolanda Zúñiga
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Very interesting story, i love this book. While reading i actually got lost in the book. The author is amazing and has a unique way of explaining in details everything. I highly recommend this book. "
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    #14Doctor Who: The Forgotten Army

    Doctor Who: The Forgotten Army

    Doctor Who: The Forgotten Army is a science fiction/fantasy novel written by Steve Lyons. Originally published in 2010 by BBC Books, it is the 39th book in the book series: Doctor Who: New Series Adventures.

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    Olivia Hudson
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "There's no way you can count yourself a British science fiction fan and not love Dr Who! While this isn't my favorite its definitely worth the read and its easy to get through quickly."
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    #15Doctor Who: Night Of The Humans

    Doctor Who: Night Of The Humans

    Doctor Who: Night of the Humans is a science fiction/fantasy novel written by David Llewellyn. Originally published in 2010 by BBC Books, it is the 38th book in the book series: Doctor Who: New Series Adventures.

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    Ronald Munoz
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "Dr. Who is one of my all-time favorite British Sci-fi shows and this book introduces the 11th doctor perfectly. This novel did an excellent job telling a tale of the Doctor Who's adventures without being overly contradictory to the main story line. "
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    #16Doctor Who: Borrowed Time

    Doctor Who: Borrowed Time

    Doctor Who: Borrowed Time is a science fiction/fantasy novel written by Naomi Alderman. Originally published in 2011 by BBC Books, it is the 49th book in the book series: Doctor Who: New Series Adventures.

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    Frank Barnett
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I saw Doctor Who and I was immediately hooked. I usually don't read this type of tie ins, but this one turned out really good. Great novel, would recommend to any fan."
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    #17Doctor Who: Touched by an Angel

    Doctor Who: Touched by an Angel

    Doctor Who: Touched by an Angel is a science fiction/fantasy novel written by Naomi Alderman. Originally published in 2011 by BBC Books, it is the 47th book in the book series: Doctor Who: New Series Adventures.

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    Bryan Daniels
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "I really don't know what to tell you about this series of books. Either you like Dr. Who know or you don't.I like Dr. Who, so I'm giving this book the big thumbs up!"
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    #18Doctor Who: The King's Dragon

    Doctor Who: The King's Dragon

    Doctor Who: The King's Dragon is a science fiction/fantasy novel written by Una McCormack. Originally published in 2010 by BBC Books, it is the 41st book in the book series: Doctor Who: New Series Adventures.

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    John Pierce
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "putting me being a whovian aside, not everything dr who is the best. The alien world didn't seem alien at all so I got zero culture shock and that really bugged me. The world just seemed like earth in the 17th century. The plot was ok though with a metal that induces greed and addiction like drugs. sadly only a couple of concepts and a couple funny doctor moments were the better parts. If you are a hard core fan by all means buy it but it wouldn't be a good book to introduce dr who. "
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    #19Doctor Who: Way through the Woods

    Doctor Who: Way through the Woods

    Doctor Who: The Way Through the Woods is a science fiction/fantasy novel written by Una McCormack. Originally published in 2010 by BBC Books, it is the 45th book in the book series: Doctor Who: New Series Adventures.

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    Raymond Campbell
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Doctor Who is an absolute british sci-fi classic, and this book does not bring that reputation down! I was enthralled from the first page on. The world building in this book is second to none, and if you are looking for the best pure escapism look no further."

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Best What are the best british science fiction books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
11984Books 41 Paid
2The War of the WorldsBooks 36 Paid
3Never Let Me GoBooks 35 Paid
4Jackboot BritainBooks 32 Paid
5The Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyBooks 28 Paid
6The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next)Books 14 Paid
7River of Gods (India 2047)Books 13 Paid
8Rendezvous with Rama (Rama)Books 10 Paid
9The Day of the TriffidsBooks 6 Paid
10Brave New WorldBooks 4 Paid
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