The 5 best science fiction books of 2010


Are you a science fiction fan and love to explore other universes and alternative futures? Then you’re in the right place, because today we have a list specially prepared for you, and you can’t miss it!

Already more than a decade ago, in 2010, some science fiction novels were published that caused a furor, becoming true contemporary classics that continue to fascinate readers of all ages.

This selection of the 5 best science fiction books of 2010 will take you to unknown worlds and give you that extra dose of fantasy and adventure you are looking for.

Get ready to embark on incredible space travel or dive into dystopian realities that will make you question the meaning of humanity! So sit back, relax and let us take you on this exciting journey through those books that, a decade ago, marked a before and after in the science fiction genre.

We will fluctuate together between the past and the future as we explore these masterpieces that will leave you wanting more!

The rise of dystopias: stories that warn about our possible futures

In 2010, a major theme in science fiction was the proliferation of dystopias: stories that show us futuristic worlds in which society has taken a wrong turn, with oppressive governments and hopeless realities.

Some of the most outstanding books of that year belong to this subgenre, and here we present what we consider to be the most interesting and shocking.

1. Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline

Ready Player One is an adventure novel set in a future in which the world has become a desolate and uninhabitable place. People spend most of their lives immersed in a virtual simulator called “OASIS,” seeking solace in video games and pop culture from decades past.

The protagonist, Wade Watts, embarks on an epic quest to find an “easter egg” that the creator of the OASIS left hidden in the game, promising great fortune and power to the one who finds it.

This novel is a mixture of nostalgia and a message about how technology can affect our lives. It is a must for lovers of geek culture as well as for those who wish to reflect on the future that awaits us.

2. Windup girl, by Paolo Bacigalupi

The windup girl is a dystopian story centered on the struggle for survival in a world that has collapsed due to the scarcity of natural resources and climate change.

This book follows several characters, including a girl named Emiko, a “mechanical girl” or “windup girl” who has been genetically engineered to serve humans.

The novel presents a heartbreaking yet fascinating world that makes us wonder how far we need to go for the sake of survival and at what cost we can continue to exploit our planet.

3. Feed, by M.T. Anderson

Feed is a play that deals with the loss of privacy and dependence on technology in a dystopian future in which advertising and consumerism have been taken to the extreme.

In this world, people have chips implanted in their brains from a young age, giving them direct access to a computer network called “Feed”. The story follows a group of young people, including Titus and Violet, as they struggle to find themselves in this world that constantly pressures them to follow the guidelines imposed by their devices and the corporations that control them.

4. Chronicles of the Land of the Born, by Amy Gris

Chronicles of the Land of the Nacimiento is a novel set in a post-apocalyptic world where some cities have fallen into disaster while others have managed to survive by building walls and creating authoritarian systems of government.

The protagonist, Kirit, faces the challenge of discovering dark secrets about his own past while fighting for a better future. Through this narrative, the author shows us the extreme conditions that could be reached if we do not take action to address today’s challenges.

5. The Key (The Guardians of Time Series), by Marianne Curley

The Key is a young adult novel that combines elements of science fiction and fantasy in an exciting narrative about a young girl named Alice, who learns that she has been chosen to protect the future of humanity by traveling through time.

The novel, which is the first in a trilogy, tackles themes of love, human nature and determination with the same passion it displays in uncovering secrets about the end of the world.

This captivating work invites the reader to reflect on how our decisions can affect not only our future but also that of generations to come.