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Top 10 Most Read Science Fiction - Apocalyptic and Post-apocalyptic

concerned with the end of civilization, either through nuclear war, plague, or some other general disaster. Post-apocalyptic fiction is set in a world or civilization after such a disaster. Example: 2012, The Day After Tomorrow, I am Legend

  1. Dawn of Tears by dkstories Complete
  2. Shelter by Comicality Long-Term Hold
  3. The Falcon Banner by Topher Lydon Complete
  4. Hidden Sunlight by Stellar Complete
  5. Z is For Zombie by Geron Kees Complete
  6. The Mantis Variant - Book One by Adam Andrews Johnson Complete
  7. Sigil of the Wolf by Topher Lydon Complete
  8. The Mantis Corruption - Book Three by Adam Andrews Johnson Complete
  9. Safehaven by Comicality Long-Term Hold
  10. Miles To Go by Comicality Complete

Top 5 Most Read Science Fiction - Cyberpunk/Tech Noir

is a subgenre of science fiction in a dystopian futuristic setting that tends to focus on a combination of lowlife and high tech. Ex Cyperpunk 2077, Bladerunner, A.I. Robocop (original)

  1. Metanoia by Thorn Wilde Long-Term Hold
  2. Chase the Morning by Thorn Wilde Long-Term Hold
  3. When the Party's Over by Thorn Wilde Complete
  4. Threads by Thorn Wilde Complete
  5. This Machine Kills the Machine by Thorn Wilde Complete

Top 10 Most Read Science Fiction - Dystopian

Stories set in a police state or dictatorship. Example: 1984, Clockwork Orange,  Australia in 2021, Bladerunner

  1. The Mantis Variant - Book One by Adam Andrews Johnson Complete
  2. The Mantis Continuum - Book Four by Adam Andrews Johnson Complete
  3. The Mantis Corruption - Book Three by Adam Andrews Johnson Complete
  4. Reaching Xiava by astone2292 Complete
  5. Beyond Imagination by W_L Abandoned
  6. Corporate Galactic by astone2292 Complete
  7. Master Dog by Mikiesboy Complete
  8. The Wrong Guy by Kyle Aarons Complete
  9. Ten Years After by Mawgrim Complete
  10. Apart by northie Complete

Top 8 Most Read Science Fiction - Hard Science Fiction

"Hard Science" Fiction. Stories whose scientific elements are reasonably detailed, well-researched and considered to be relatively plausible given current knowledge and technology.  This genre has a very, very strong aversion to anything fantasy or anything that can't be explained directly with ties to known science.  Example: Jurassic Park, The Martian

  1. Hidden Sunlight by Stellar Complete
  2. Veil of Shadow by Stellar Complete
  3. Lucid Truth by Stellar Temporary Hold
  4. Beyond Imagination by W_L Abandoned
  5. Our Hopes for Tomorrow Began Yesterday by JamesSavik Temporary Hold
  6. Dreams of Humanity by dkstories Complete
  7. Leaving Club Leo by C James Complete
  8. Dreams of a Father by dkstories Complete

Top 9 Most Read Science Fiction - Libertarian Sci-Fi

is a subgenre of science fiction that focuses individualism and private ownership of the means of production. Ex:  Atlas Shrugs, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

  1. Of Pride and Power by W_L In Process
  2. A Bad Way to Wake Up WET Part 1 by Myr Complete
  3. Psionic Corp – No Return by Myr Complete
  4. A Bad Day to be WET by Myr Complete
  5. Just a Milk Run by Myr Complete
  6. The Truth is Out There by Myr Complete
  7. A Bad Way to Wake Up WET Part 2 by Myr Complete
  8. A Tempest in a Teapot by Myr Complete
  9. Sci-Fi Flash Collection by Myr Long-Term Hold

Top 8 Most Read Science Fiction - Military Sci-Fi

in essence, the addition of science fiction elements into a military fiction story. These stories are told from the point of view of the military, or a main character who is a soldier in the military. It usually includes technology far superior to that of current day, but not necessarily implausible. (Note that some military science fiction stories fit at least somewhat into the "hard science fiction" subgenre as well.) ex - Battlestar Galactica

  1. A Bad Way to Wake Up WET Part 1 by Myr Complete
  2. Terran Confederation - Jeremiah by Myr Complete
  3. A Bad Day to be WET by Myr Complete
  4. Just a Milk Run by Myr Complete
  5. The Flash of Brilliance by W_L Complete
  6. A Bad Way to Wake Up WET Part 2 by Myr Complete
  7. A Tempest in a Teapot by Myr Complete
  8. Sci-Fi Flash Collection by Myr Long-Term Hold

Top 10 Most Read Science Fiction - Science Fantasy

is a mixed genre within speculative fiction that simultaneously draws upon or combines tropes and elements from both science fiction and fantasy. Ex: 2012, The Day After Tomorrow, Star Trek, Star Wars

  1. Twinks in Space: Destination Unknown - Part One by Adam Andrews Johnson Complete
  2. Crave by LitLover Complete
  3. Canaan Club by Westley D. Temporary Hold
  4. Goon by dkstories Complete
  5. The Holly and the Ivy by Aditus Complete
  6. Kabal by Aditus Complete
  7. We All Go A Little Mad Sometimes, Charlie Boone! by Geron Kees Complete
  8. Here Be Dragons, Charlie Boone! by Geron Kees Complete
  9. Re-Emergence by Kyle Aarons Long-Term Hold
  10. Hang THIS On Your Christmas Tree, Charlie Boone! by Geron Kees Complete

Top 10 Most Read Science Fiction - Soft Sci-Fi

stories in which the science involved is not detailed, typically dealing more with cultural, social, and political interactions often set in near future.

  1. Second Adolescence by RolandQ Long-Term Hold
  2. Overreach by Atheugorei Long-Term Hold
  3. Homecoming by Altimexis Complete
  4. Cuddlefish by HinderToyBL Complete
  5. The Talents of the Fallen by JMH Complete
  6. Project New Dawn by Westarcher Long-Term Hold
  7. 0's and 1's: CBDT by W_L Complete
  8. The Brilliant Boy Billionaire by Altimexis Complete
  9. The Case of the Short, Short Prince by Geron Kees Complete
  10. Light Reaches Earth by Comicality Complete

Top 10 Most Read Science Fiction - Space Opera

Space opera emphasizes science fictional space warfare often with risk-taking space adventures and chivalric romance. Set mainly in outer space, it features technological  faster-than-light travel, weapons, and sophisticated technology, on a backdrop of galactic empires and interstellar wars with aliens, sometimes even Far, Far Away. Ex: Star Wars, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactaca, Babylon 5.

  1. The Falcon Banner by Topher Lydon Complete
  2. Hidden Sunlight by Stellar Complete
  3. Veil of Shadow by Stellar Complete
  4. Sigil of the Wolf by Topher Lydon Complete
  5. Lucid Truth by Stellar Temporary Hold
  6. A Bad Way to Wake Up WET Part 1 by Myr Complete
  7. Terran Confederation - Jeremiah by Myr Complete
  8. A Bad Day to be WET by Myr Complete
  9. Dreams of Humanity by dkstories Complete
  10. Exodus by W_L Long-Term Hold

Top 2 Most Read Science Fiction - Space Western

Sci-fi story with western elements Example: Firefly

  1. Terran Confederation - Jeremiah by Myr Complete
  2. Mercy by SteveTrevor Long-Term Hold

Top 2 Most Read Science Fiction - Steampunk

Sci-Fi Historical usually set in Victorian age or 19th century American West and based around steam technology.  Ex: Wild Wild West, Timekeepers

  1. Fortitude by Cia Complete
  2. Run Out of Steam by Brayon Complete

Top 0 Most Read Science Fiction - Utopian

the Idealized "perfect" human society.  Example: Star Trek, 3001: The Final Odyssey

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