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Modern science fiction books tends to have an aesthetic more in line with conventional literature. Good science fiction can amaze and motivate, warn, raise questions and spark the imagination, inspiring human creativity and each new. The best scifi books to check out on your new kindle the verge. The witching hour, by anne rice the first and by far the best of anne rices interminable mayfair witches series. If youre looking for recommendations, here are science fiction books that stand on their own or are loosely part of a bigger world to start off.1277 437 1394 495 1392 774 198 784 1010 1214 1285 1526 1528 1150 1557 1439 1383 1405 109 1164 1357 179 753 5 734 614 492 1055 1219 802 123 1411 498