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It can sometimes be difficult to inspire a love for reading, and often the problem lies in finding the kinds of books that a particular student would enjoy reading. Finding the right book is crucial in this regard, and to find the right book we often turn to the genre books for help.

Below is a quick list of science fiction books that should ignite the bibliophile gene in your student. We here at OWL Educational Services are sure that any one of these titles will be invaluable in your child’s ongoing development.

1.) The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells

This novel helped to create the genre in the late 1800s, and its plot still excites new readers today. It is perhaps the first book to explicate the alien invasion theme.

2.) The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Not only a novel, but also a hit film, a BBC television miniseries, and a radio broadcast; this book and its sequels have inspired thousands of new readers to become lifelong bibliophiles. And besides being uproariously funny, the books are also very well written.

3.) Kindred by Octavia E. Butler

As we come to the tail end of Black History Month, acknowledgment should be made to an African American author whose work has helped to make us rethink how we approach race relations. Kindred is perhaps Butler’s most famous work; a young Black woman’s travel back in time to the Plantation-era South is a searing look into one’s personal history, and it is a must-read for anyone who wants to expand their mind and consider the lives of those who have been ‘othered’ by society due to their ethnicity.

4.) The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

Whenever people talk about Ray Bradbury they often talk about one of two books: Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles. The latter is the book we are highlighting here because it is a fascinating collage of interlinked stories and vignettes that recreates the Martian fantasy into an old-fashioned epic myth. Decades after it was published it still holds up today.

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