Science Fiction books hold a magical delight of transporting every reader into an entertaining and wild realm of curiosity and limitless imagination. Here’s a collection of sci-fi books you can ultimately access for free to enchant the reader in you.
The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
It’s a strange case indeed
“Man is not truly one, but truly two.”
Brilliantly crafted by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, this gothic novella remains an international classic. Portraying the strange Doctor Jekyll, who battles between his dual personalities and creates a potion to hide his other evil identity— the younger and gruesome Mr. Hyde— as a result of a Victorian chemist’s twisted and effectively disastrous experiments, is one of Stevenson’s iconic characters. Adapted into numerous stage and film versions, this best-selling work have been known for its masterful literary that takes on the exploration of the duality of human beings and the subject on society’s side of good and evil.
“Because America, being a democracy, could not strike first, but had to wait— wait in instant readiness— until she was actually attacked.”
Fast-paced and nostalgic, Triplanetary is a science fiction classic written by the American author E. E. Smith. A classic pulp-era space opera, the novel contains two major parts, and is an introduction to the Lensman series. Triplanetary’s first part involves the massive wars taking place between the kindly Arisians and the wicked Eddorians, as well as an enlightenment of the whole series’ background. While the tale’s second part navigates about the transformation of civilization through the Arisian’s help and the arising conflicts they still have to face. Two super races on intergalactic duels, powered by space adventures and heroism with innovative sciences and magical technologies, with the goal to shape the Universe— Triplanetary is a great kick for your sci-fi adventures.
A stimulating sci-fi fiction
An unforgettable quest
A Journey to the Center of the Earth
“Wherever he saw a hole he always wanted to know the depth of it. To him this was important.”
Jules Verne’s “A Journey to the Center of the Earth” portrays the expedition of German professor Otto Lidenbrock, together with his nephew, Axel and his guide named Hans, towards an Icelandic Volcano, believing the presence of volcanic tubes unto the centre of the Earth. In their daring and extraordinary quest, they will encounter a series of mind-blowing adventures and a chance to meet with prehistoric species and discover astonishing world wonders. Superb narrative with intense and highly amusing scenes— this is a novel that will take you to the depths of the Earth.
“We don’t care about what you did yesterday—we care about what you’re going to do tomorrow.”
A fantastic novel by the bestselling author Cory Doctorow, “Makers” is rather a realistic ride of scientific explorations, focusing on near-future technologies and business competencies. The compelling sci-fi novel spirals on how members of the Maker Culture— people who hack hardware, business-models, and living arrangements to discover ways of staying alive and happy even when the economy is falling down the toilet— survives through the changing world. A total page turner paired with believable and interesting characters, Makers is a book of endless possibilities, thrilling twists and turns, and a burst of huge, creative ideas from a frisky imagination.
The future of the makers
A novel with the magic of time
The Time Machine
"There is no difference between Time and any of the three dimensions of Space except that our consciousness moves along it."
Published in 1985, “The Time Machine” still timelessly enthrals readers of this time and certainly up to future generations. H.G. Wells enduring novel has been adapted into countless different versions, and has inspired several works of art, with the author’s coining of the term “Time Machine”, now being widely used and denoted as a vehicle into time. Unceasingly influencing writers such as Olaf Stapledon and Michel Faber, this popular novella narrates about the protagonist, referred as the Time Traveller, who invents a machine in order to travel backwards or forwards in time. As the nameless time traveller voyages to A.D. 802,701, he encounters numerous adventures and two interesting races— the submissive Eloi and the tyrannizing Morlocks. Crafted in a cleverly imaginative and profoundly engaging storytelling, this ageless masterpiece has been viewed as a symbolic novel and has since become a landmark in the science fiction literary with the tale’s provoking concept tackling about humanity’s forthcoming and possible evolutions through the grand “time machine”.
Planet of the Damned
“DIS ... DIS ... DIS ... it was a word it was a planet and the word thundered like a drum a drum the sound of its thunder surrounded and was a wasteland a planet of death a planet where living was dying and dying was very better than living DIS”
Living in a rare planet of Anvhar, which bears long cruel winters and petite summers as a product of an elliptical orbit, an empathetic Brion Brandd determinedly wins the yearly series of mental and physical games called the “Twenties” to save the planet from societal complications. But not long enough after his triumph, he is transported into a mission towards the infernal and miserable desert planet of Dis. Unleashing his secret power, Brandd will combat with ruthless enemies, deal with blockading navy and the merciless ruling class, magter— saving the hellish planet of Dis from turning into a complete wasteland under the threat of an atomic holocaust. Loaded with exciting action scenes and riveting characterizations, Planet of the Damned is a highly enjoyable, classic pulp ride.
Saving the doomed planet of Dis
A land submerged in darkness
The Night Land
“And oft I harked into the night of the Land; but there was nowhere any sound, or disturbing of the aether, to trouble me.”
A tale revolving around the dying Earth succumbing into eternal horrid darkness, with no sun to shine and absence of stars while besieged by demonic beasts, mankind is in the struggle for survival. "One of the most potent pieces of macabre imagination ever written", as described by H.P. Lovecraft – The Night Land is an imaginative, horror, fantasy book written by William Hope Hodgson. Well-paced and established in a simple framework, this classic is a strangely compelling book and worth a reader’s thrill.