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Best Science Fiction Mystery-Thriller Books
Science fiction typically deals with imaginative and futuristic concepts such as advanced science and technology, space exploration, time travel, parallel universes, and extraterrestrial life. It has been called the “literature of ideas”. Combine those elements with the solving of a mystery and you've got a powerful combination beloved by readers.
Science Fiction mystery thrillers are often set in the future where it is sometimes difficult to distinguish what is real and what isn't.
One of the most famous examples of this genre would be Blade Runner, a film based on Philip K. Dick's novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? The film takes place in a dystopian future with heavy themes of existentialism and post-apocalyptic society.
Another example would be 1984 by George Orwell which takes place in a totalitarian society with themes such as government surveillance, propaganda, war, and social class struggles.
Science Fiction Mysteries typically involve a detective or other crime-solver who investigates unexplained crimes with a scientific explanation, such as time travel, cloning, genetic engineering, or extraterrestrial life. The books can range from highbrow potboilers to action-packed thrillers.
Below are some great science fiction mystery thrillers you need to try!