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Extra Sci Fi Reading & Media List

This list will be updated regularly with books and other works of science fiction media that we discuss on Extra Sci Fi. 

Some older books can be found online for free on Project Gutenberg, and many of these books will be available for free via your local library. Everything else can be found at your local bookstore and/or on Amazon. (Links may be added over time!)

While Extra Sci Fi recommendations tend to stay family-friendly overall, parents and educators who want to share these works with their students should review each work in advance to make sure it is a good match for the student's reading level and emotional maturity.

  • Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley (which draws heavily from the following works):

    • Paradise Lost, by John Milton

    • The Sorrows of Young Werther, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    • Dante (most well-known for The Divine Comedy)

    • Plutarch’s Lives

  • Short stories by William Gibson:

    • "The Gernsback Continuum"

    • "The Belonging Kind"

  • The Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury

  • Works by Jules Verne:

    • Journey to the Center of the Earth

    • From the Earth to the Moon

    • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

    • Around the World in 80 Days

    • Paris in the 20th Century

  • Works by H.G. Wells:

    • The Time Machine

    • The Invisible Man

    • The Shape of Things to Come

    • War of the Worlds

    • The Island of Dr. Moreau

  • The King in Yellow, by Robert Chambers

  • The Night Land, by William Hope Hodgson

  • House on the Borderland, by William Hope Hodgson

  • After London, by Richard Jeffries

  • A Voyage to Arcturus, by David Lindsay

  • Star Maker, by Olaf Stapledon

  • R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots), by Karel Čapek