Hit your communicator badge and tell all your friends – the Half Price Books’ Tournament of Heroes is going on now! It’s up to you to decide who will reign supreme in this epic battle of Sci-Fi vs. Fantasy. Today let’s take a look at the heroes and heroines of Science Fiction. Whether they’re living in the future or an alternate universe, navigating time or space, or making & breaking alliances with aliens, robots or just other humans, there’s no doubt that the realm of Sci-Fi demands some serious champions.
Want to delve even deeper into the world of Science Fiction? Check out the top Sci-Fi novels as chosen by our HPB Bibliomaniacs.
1) Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card 2) Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury 3) Neuromancer, by William Gibson 4) Hyperion, by Dan Simmons 5) Dune, by Frank Herbert 6) The Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury 7) Stranger in a Strange Land, by Robert Heinlein 8) 1984, by George Orwell 9) Ubik, by Philip K. Dick 10) The Illustrated Man, by Ray Bradbury 11) Who Goes There?, by John W. Campbell, Jr. 12) The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, by Robert A. Heinlein 13) A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle 14) Snow Crash, by Neal Stephenson 15) The Man in the High Castle, by Philip K. Dick 16) The Robots of Dawn, by Isaac Asimov 17) I Will Fear No Evil, by Robert A. Heinlein 18)
A Princess of Mars, by E. R. Burroughs 19) The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams 20) Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
21) Foundation, by Isaac Asimov 22) Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, by Philip K. Dick 23) Anathem, by Neal Stephenson 24) The Legacy of Heorot, by Larry Niven, Steve Barnes and Jerry Pournelle 25) Dark is the Sun, by Philip Jose Farmer 26) Off Armageddon Reef, by David Weber 27) Dying Inside, by Robert Silverberg 28) Watch on the Rhine, by John Ringo 29) Dies the Fire, by S. M. Stirling 30) Old Man’s War, by John Scalzi 31) Eye of the Pyramid, by Robert Shea & Robert Anton Wilson 32) The Electric Church, by Jeff Somers 33) Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut 34) Stand on Zanzibar, by John Brunner 35) Lord of Light, by Roger Zelazny 36) I, Robot, by Isaac Asimov 37) Armor, by John Steakley 38) Lathe of Heaven, by Ursula Le Guin 39) The Ship Who Sings, by Anne McCaffrey 40) The Sparrow, by Mary Doria Russell
41) War With the Newts, by Karel Capek 42) Altered Carbon, by Richard K. Morgan 43) To Say Nothing of the Dog, by Connie Willis 44) Left Hand of Darkness, by Ursula Le Guin 45) The Doomsday Book, by Connie Willis 46) Mockingbird, by Walter Tevis 47) This is the Way the World Ends, by James Morrow 48) Battle Cry, by Jack McKinney 49) Resurrection, by Arwen Elys Dayton 50) Parable of the Sower, by Octavia Butler 51) Grass, by Sheri Tepper 52) Kindred, by Octavia Butler 53) Dhalgren, by Samuel R. Delany 54) That Hideous Strength, by C.S. Lewis 55) Logan’s Run, by William Nolen & George Clayton Johnson 56) The White Mountains, by John Christopher 57) Fantastic Voyage, by Isaac Asimov 58) Ringworld, by Larry Niven 59) Robopocalypse, by Daniel H. Wilson
Is there a particular book or film that made you a die-hard Science Fiction fan? Which ultimate Sci-Fi hero/heroine do you predict will face Fantasy’s final champion? — Kate
Kate is Promotions & Direct Mail Coordinator at Half Price Books Corporate.