12 Science Fiction Books that Broke the Mould Books that changed the face of sci-fi Science Fiction was never the same after these novels. 1. Use of Weapons Iain M. Banks 2. Dune Frank Herbert 3. The War of the Worlds H G Wells 4. The Left Hand of Darkness Ursula K Le Guin 5. Stranger in a Strange Land Robert A Heinlein 6. The Shockwave Rider John Brunner 7. The Handmaid's Tale Margaret Atwood 8. Lilith's Brood Octavia E Butler 9. A Billion Days of Earth Doris Piserchia 10. Foundation Isaac Asimov 11. Frankenstein Mary Shelley 12. Neuromancer William Gibson Tags: science fiction View the discussion thread.