What is it about Science Fiction Books that captivates us? The thrill of the mysterious? The realm of the strange? The scintillating dissonance with our everyday reality? In fact, the category of science fiction runs deep and strong—from futuristic epics in far-flung galaxies to the dazzling adventures of hobbits and elves in a land called Middle Earth. And while some science fiction takes place in worlds we can only dream—and read—about, others seem not far away at all, were it not for the faint whiff of something weird. So strap on your pack, grab a stout staff, and set off on a science fiction adventure you won't soon forget.
Intergalactic girl power. In addition to being one of the enduring classics of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Young Adult literature, A Wrinkle in Time features a female protagonist at a time (1962) when Sci-fi was a male-dominated landscape. The novel remains unendingly relevant for its masterful weaving of personal and emotional elements with fluid fantasy and tech-savvy science fiction. Author Madeleine L'Engle begins with a tale of a scientist who end up imprisoned on an evil planet. It's up to his intrepid teenage daughter Meg to free him, and along the way she encounters all sorts of unforgettable, otherworldly beings whose weird ways will stick with you long after the end of the book.