I love a book club. Reading and loving (or not loving) stories on your own is certainly wonderful, but there’s something incredibly fulfilling about reading and discussing a book together. But as anyone who has participated in or run a book club can tell you, choosing a book for your book club can be a real pain.
In this list I have gathered 10 contemporary science fiction books that are perfect for a book club to read and discuss. They each present complex themes, rich characters, and engaging plots worthy of thought and discussion, and are widely enjoyable and accessible to a diverse audience of readers. Whether your book club is scifi/SFF focused, or looking to explore the scifi genre for the first time, or anywhere in between, any of the books on this list should prompt engaging dialogue and rich thought.
Please note that all of the discussion questions linked in this list are filled with spoilers. As I publish new Discussion Questions for the books below, I will update this list to include links to those collected questions. As always, click with caution.