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Soft Science Fiction

Soft, or "social," science fiction is a subgenre of science fiction in which the plot relies on the "soft sciences" (psychology, anthropology, sociology, etc.). First-contact stories fall into this category.

Soft science fiction is hard science fiction's counterpart, and is more focused on speculations about how thinking about self and society would change humanity.

Some readers do not consider soft science fiction to be a separate genre as much as a nuance of science fiction. Book Country's genre map will continue to change as new literary categories emerge and others fall out of fashion. If you write soft science fiction, explore the subgenre to connect with other like-minded writers, workshop, and publish your book.

Landmark Soft Science Fiction Titles

Here are select soft science fiction must-read titles:

  • STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND by Robert A. Heinlein is a Landmark Science Fiction Title on Book Country.  
  • CONTACT by Carl Sagan is a Landmark Science Fiction Title on Book Country.  
  • THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU by H.G. Wells is a Landmark Science Fiction Title on Book Country.  
  • FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON by Daniel Keyes is a Landmark Science Fiction Title on Book Country.  
  • THE SPEED OF DARK by Elizabeth Moon is a Landmark Science Fiction Title on Book Country.  
  • Soft Science Fiction - In the Garden of Iden  
  • Soft Science Fiction - Doomsday Book  
  • Soft Science Fiction - Left Hand of Darkness  
  • Soft Science Fiction - Dragonflight  
  • Soft Science Fiction - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy  
  • Soft Science Fiction - Blindsight  
 

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