What are the best comedic Science fiction books?

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    #1The 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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    Madison May
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "I decided to read this book since I heard a lot a bout it. It was not the most interesting book for me but it was okay to read."
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    #2Snow Crash

    Snow Crash

    Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson is a cyberpunk, science fiction novel originally published in 1992. This book was nominated for British Science Fiction Award in 1993 and the Arthur C. Clarke Award in 1994.

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    Shreyas Chavan
    Written on February 27, 2018
    "This book cracked me up a great deal when reading it. In fact I couldn't have loved it more. It is such a great story by Neal Stephenson and it is one of the best comedic Science fiction books."
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    #3The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
    The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is the five-novel compilation of Douglas Adams' hysterical science fiction story. It has a bonus story titled "Young Zaphod Plays it Safe". Neil Gaiman wrote the intro for the book.
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    Dorothy Wallace
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is obviously a classic. There's a movie about it, after all. But you will want to read the book even if you have seen the movie. They are like night and day and you get a better grasp of the characters."
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    #4The Stainless Steel Rat

    The Stainless Steel Rat

    The Stainless Steel Rat is a science fiction book series written by Harry Harrison. First published in 1957 in the Astounding magazine, it follows the adventure of James Bolivar, a conman, thief, and criminal mastermind.

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    Harold Alvarez
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "I love the sci fi genre. I was looking for something in that genre that had a good bit of comedy in it and found this one. I LOVED IT! The story was interesting and so were the characters. Great read."
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    #5Slaughterhouse-Five

    Slaughterhouse-Five
    Slaughterhouse-Five is a science fiction novel by Kurt Vonnegut that tells the story of the time-traveling American soldier Billy Pilgrim, who became devoutly anti-war after witnessing the bombing of Dresden.
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    Andrea Wong
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Slaugthterhouse-Five, the classic anti-war science fiction novel by Kurt Vonnegut, is the furthest thing from comedy. In this epic work that was published during the height of the American anti-Vietnam War years, Vonnegut examines the age-old question of fate versus free-will in graphic and moving detail through the telling of the story of Billy Pilgrim's odyssey through time which includes the infamous fire-bombing of Dresden."
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    #6To Say Nothing of the Dog

    To Say Nothing of the Dog

    To Say Nothing of the Dog is a science fiction novel written by Connie Willis, winner of numerous Hugo and Nebula Awards. It is about the time traveler Ned Henry, who needs to go back in time to correct the mistake of his friend Verity Kindle.

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    Roger Hart
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "This novel book is very interesting and very entertainment for me. "
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    #7The 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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    Teresa Jacobs
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "Sometimes science fiction can be a bit too technical for me. But The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next) is wrote in a different style. It had me laughing the whole way through."
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    #8Mostly Harmless (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

    Mostly Harmless (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
    Mostly Harmless is a science-fiction fantasy novel written by Douglas Adams. Originally published in 1992 by William Heinemann in the UK and Harmony Books in the US, it is the fifth book in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Series.
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    Christian Harris
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Never underestimate the value of a few simple sandwich-making skills. This is as trippy as the rest of the series, but almost whimsical. It's as though Adams found a pinch of happiness somewhere in this miserable universe, and between the Bob-fearing galactic travelers, brought some to us. This is truly a mostly amusing book."
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    #9Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

    Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

    Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency is the first book in Douglas Adams' science fiction and mystery series, Dirk Gently. It was first published in 1987 and was adapted into a television series starring Samuel Barnett and Elijah Wood.

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    Helen Scott
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "This looks like it can fulfill the genre of comedic science fiction. For a query asking for a specific genre this comes pretty close to what the topic was asking for so I would give it a good rating for it. 4.3 out of 5 on amazon at a good price too."
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    #10So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

    So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

    So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish is the fourth book in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Series. This science-fiction novel is written by Douglas Adams, and was originally published in 1984.

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    Crystal Gray
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish by Douglas Adams was written in 1984. It's a sci fi novel and is a part of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Series. It's a very good read if you haven't picked it up already. "
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    #11Life, the Universe and Everything

    Life, the Universe and Everything

    Life, the Universe, and Everything is the third book in Douglas Adams' famous comedic science fiction series for young adults, the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. It was originally published in 1982.

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    Maria Martin
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "Science fiction is hard for me to get started reading in because it takes a lot of concentration. Since this is the third book in the series I wonder what I am missing out on and what I am not understanding due to not having the foundation of the other books. This book is also an older science fiction book but looks good. "
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    #12Pet Boy

    Pet Boy
    Pet Boy is a picture book by Keith Graves. Published in 2001 by Chronicle Books, it focuses on the story of Stanley, a pet collector who became a pet of an alien himself. 
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    Tammy Morrison
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "This is a wonderful and fun family book. It's suitable for children of all ages, with artwork that is beautiful to look at. The moral of the story is something that all children seem to understand, including my four year old son."
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    #13Man: It's What's for Dinner

    Man: It's What's for Dinner

    Pet Boy is a science fiction novel written by Mike Baeske and illustrated by Ashley Sharp. Published in 2011, it focuses on the story of Wilbur who owns a human as a pet.

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    Eric Davidson
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "This is so witty it hurts to read. I had a great time reading this book, that's for sure! I wish I was sick in my brain or something so I could forget it and read it again for the first time, that's for sure. I laughed while reading it on the bus. Everyone thought I was crazy! Too bad I was reading it while I was driving! HAHA just kidding. Anyway, this book is the funnies sci fi I'v ever come across, usually no humor to be found, in this book there's a lot!"
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    #14The Puppies of Terra

    The Puppies of Terra

    The Puppies of Terra science fiction novel written by Thomas M. Disch. Published in 1966, it focuses on the flight of the humans against their alien overlords.

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    Anika Lobo
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Very interesting book. Words alone can not describe it! Glad I took the time to read it though, check out the digital pages to see some amazing illustrations."
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    #15Mostly Harmless

    Mostly Harmless

    Mostly Harmless is the fifth book in Douglas Adams' famous comedic science fiction series for young adults, the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. It was originally published in 1992, eight years after the 4th book.

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    Carolyn Woods
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "I'm not too keen on science fiction books, but I enjoyed this one. This one had a lot of humor in it in a world that was being destroyed. I enjoyed the story line and had to go back and read the rest in the series. I would say the writing is different but the story in this one is better. "
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    #16The Big U

    The Big U

    The Big U by Neal Stephenson is a science fiction novel originally published in 1984. This is the first book that Stephenson has published. It explores the satirical life on a university campus. This book was followed by Zodiac.

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    Jonathan Wong
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "The Big U is one of the best comedic Science fiction books I have ever read. It is really funny and even though it was published over 20 years ago it is still right on the mark. If you like sci-fi then you want to read this book. Check it out!"

Summary

Best What are the best comedic Science fiction books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyBooks 37 Paid
2Snow CrashBooks 28 Paid
3The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyBooks 27 Paid
4The Stainless Steel RatBooks 22 Paid
5Slaughterhouse-FiveBooks 18 Paid
6To Say Nothing of the DogBooks 16 Paid
7The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next)Books 10 Paid
8Mostly Harmless (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)Books 9 Paid
9Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective AgencyBooks 6 Paid
10So Long, and Thanks for All the FishBooks 5 Paid
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