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)
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