Science Fiction is a genre that has swept the entertainment industry. We are provided with a constant stream of Sci-Fi themed films, television, magazines, podcasts, books, and so on. There is no shortage of fans for the genre either, with events such as Comic-Con and Fan Expo garnering enormous attendance. The books produced in this genre are some of the longest lived and most critically acclaimed works ever written. A list of award-winning Kindle Science Fiction eBooks are listed below:
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clark. Price: $2.99. This, the 2005 Hugo award winner for Best Novel and a Nebula nominee, is a book full of the fantastic that embodies Sci-Fi. Rife with period-related witticisms and magic, this novel is perfect for grown-up fans of the Harry Potter series.
“Coraline” by Neil Gaiman. Price: $6.99. This short and fabulous piece of short fiction won the Hugo award for Best Novella in 2003. Fanciful, yet dark occurrences haunt the life of a young girl who finds a different world through a small door in her home. Like all Gaiman work, this piece will delight all readers with an ensnaring plot and engaging characters.
To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis. Price: $7.99. The 1999 winner of the Hugo award for Best Novel and a Nebula nominee, this novel is an epic of epochs. With romance, comedy, and time travel all interwoven within the plot, this is truly an amazing and intriguing story.
The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson. Price: $11.99. This novel won the 1996 Hugo award for Best Novel and was also a Nebula award nominee. It is the story of a device derived from nano-technology that was intended to free one young girls thinking and ends up in the hands of another girl. Despite its high-tech feel, this novel is appropriate for all readers who enjoy a well-told story.
Hyperion by Dan Simmons. Price: $7.99. This winner of the 1990 Best Novel Hugo award is a tale of Armageddon. In another time, there is a galactic war raging. A pilgrimage to Hyperion is humanity’s last hope. This is a fantastic read for lovers of classic Science Fiction.
Cosmos by Carl Sagan. Price: $6.39. The winner of the Best Non-Fiction Hugo award in 1981 spawned a television show which was the inspiration for nearly every related TV show that followed. This is a great book to start or end your space education.
The Forever War by Joe Haldeman. Price: $4.95. The 1976 winner of both a Nebula and a Hugo award was mildly controversial. It was published with parts omitted by the publisher, but those parts have been included in this version. It is the story of a soldier in a galactic war. The soldier faces difficulties re-adjusting to life on Earth after years away and returns to war. This book is ideal for fans of classic war stories.
The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin. Price: $7.99. This story won both the Nebula and Hugo awards in 1975. Like many Sci-Fi stories, it deeply explores the nature of humanity. Le Guin addresses issues involving choice, segregation, socialization, and so on. This is both an entertaining and important read for all Sci-Fi fans.
The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov. Price: $7.99. Asimov is a definitive name amongst Science Fiction readers and this 1973 Hugo and Nebula award winner shows just cause for his popularity. It is a story of fear and truth and paranoia. Like all work by Asimov, it will make the reader ponder about his own reactions to the proposed situations.
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein. Price: $7.99. The winner of 1962’s Best Novel Hugo and Nebula awards is a great example of Sci-Fi standing the test of time. It explores the nature of humanity through interaction with Martians and is relevant to today as well. This is a great eBook for any fan of explorative fiction.