Essential Sci-fi/Fantasy Books Every Gamer Should Read


"Remember books? Those things we used to read a lot before video games came along? But the truth of the matter is that many gamers were once avid readers, voraciously tearing through any novel that crossed their path. As time went on, though, they found that there wasn’t enough time to read a ton of books, so reading became more of a selective process. Only books that had hearty recommendations and broke into the mainstream consciousness were worth their time.

That's why I decided to make this list of books which I thought would especially appeal to gaming enthusiasts. That way you don’t have to do all the work. The books on this list are fantasy/sci-fi novels that I really think any gamer would enjoy."

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ApolloTheBoss2281d ago

Thank you for this list. I'm planning on writing a sci-fi/fantasy and these books are the ultimate inspiration.

Menashe2281d ago

Great! I'm really happy about that. I've read these books over the past few years and I spent a week writing up this article. I'm happy it could serve some use to others and maybe help them find some new reads.

Highatus2281d ago

Looks to be a good list, one that is missing in my mind is Aldous Huxley's Brave New World. It still blows my mind it was written in 1931.

KiwiGam3r2281d ago

Good list, I'm not a big book reader myself, but maybe ill pick one of these up next time Im at a book store :)

Squatch832281d ago (Edited 2281d ago )

Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy series.
Arthur C Clarkes Venus Prime series.
Arthur C Clarkes Rama series.

Not read most of the list, but gotta agree with Neuromancer... great book - infact the whole of its trilogy (Count Zero, Neuromancer, Mona Lisa Overdrive) and The Difference Engine.

Have to also recommend Ben Bovas Grand Tour series.

Menashe2281d ago

@Squatch83: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is on the list in the second section, where I list the books that have really broken into mainstream consciousness.

@Highatus: I've never read it but I'll certainly check into it.

@doctorstrange: I can't believe I forgot that! I think that's my biggest omission so far.

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