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50 of the Best Sci-Fi Book Series You Won't Want to Miss

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The Safehold Series 

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Through Fiery Trials

By David Weber

Seed to Harvest: The Complete Patternist Series

Seed to Harvest

Seed to Harvest

By Octavia E. Butler

The Eon Series

The Eon Series

The Eon Series

By Greg Bear

The Forever War Series

The Forever War

The Forever War

By Joe Haldeman

The Time Traders Series

The Time Traders

The Time Traders

By Andre Norton

The Quadrail Series

The Quadrail Series Books 1–3

The Quadrail Series Books 1–3

By Timothy Zahn

The Lensman Series

Triplanetary

Triplanetary

By E. E. "Doc" Smith

The Broken Earth Trilogy

The Fifth Season

The Fifth Season

By N.K. Jemisin

The Space Trilogy

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Out of the Silent Planet

By C.S. Lewis

The Mars Trilogy

Red Mars

Red Mars

By Kim Stanley Robinson

The Foundation Series

Foundation

Foundation

By Isaac Asimov

The Legacy Fleet Trilogy

Constitution

Constitution

By Nick Webb

The Blackcollar Series

The Blackcollar Series Books 1–2

The Blackcollar Series Books 1–2

By Timothy Zahn

The Revelation Space Universe

Revelation Space

Revelation Space

By Alastair Reynolds

The Hunger Games Series

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The Hunger Games Trilogy

By Suzanne Collins

The Vorkosigan Saga

Shards of Honor

Shards of Honor

By Lois McMaster Bujold

The Expanse Series

Leviathan Wakes

Leviathan Wakes

By James S.A. Corey

The Wayward Pines Trilogy

The Culture Series

Consider Phlebas

Consider Phlebas

By Iain M. Banks

The Dune Series

The Birthgrave Trilogy

The Birthgrave

The Birthgrave

By Tanith Lee

A Requiem for Homo Sapiens Series

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The Broken God

By David Zindell

The Xenogenesis Series

Lilith's Brood

Lilith's Brood

By Octavia E. Butler

Sentients of Orion Series

Sentients of Orion

Sentients of Orion

By Marianne de Pierres

The League of Peoples Series

The League of Peoples Books 1–3

The League of Peoples Books 1–3

By James Alan Gardner

Rama Series

Rendezvous with Rama

Rendezvous with Rama

By Arthur C. Clarke

Time Trap Series

Time Trap

Time Trap

By Deborah Chester

The Age of Unreason Series

The Age of Unreason

The Age of Unreason

By Greg Keyes

The Animorphs Series

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The Animorphs Series: The Invasion

By K.A. Applegate

His Dark Materials Series

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The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials)

By Philip Pullman

The Divergent Series

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Divergent

By Veronica Roth

The Uglies Series

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Uglies

By Scott Westerfeld

The Earthseed Series

Earthseed

Earthseed

By Octavia E. Butler

The Murderbot Diaries

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All Systems Red

By Martha Wells

The Wayfarers Series

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The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

By Becky Chambers

Brainship Series

The Ship Who Sang

The Ship Who Sang

By Anne McCaffrey

Ender's Game Series

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Ender's Game

By Orson Scott Card

Hyperion Cantos

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Hyperion

By Dan Simmons

The Wrinkle in Time Quintet

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A Wrinkle in Time

By Madeleine L'Engle

The Night's Dawn Trilogy

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The Reality Dysfunction

By Peter F. Hamilton

The Saga of Seven Suns

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Hidden Empire

By Kevin J. Anderson

The Nantucket Series

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Island in the Sea of Time

By S.M. Stirling

The Maze Runner Series

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The Maze Runner

By James Dashner

The Pendragon Series

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The Merchant of Death

By D.J. MacHale

Parasitology Series

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Parasite

By Mira Grant

The Centenal Cycle

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Infomocracy

By Malka Older

Canopus in Argos Series

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Shikasta: Re, Colonised Planet 5

By Doris Lessing

Hainish Cycle

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Planet of Exile

By Ursula K. Le Guin

Fullmetal Alchemist Series

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Fullmetal Alchemist Vol. 1

The Darkover Series

The Heritage of Hastur

The Heritage of Hastur

By Marion Zimmer Bradley