8 Great Intros to Sci-Fi & Fantasy Not your genre? These may change your mind Sci-fi and fantasy can take us from dragons' castles to deepest space. Ready for the journey? These books will take you far away. 1. Oryx and Crake Margaret Atwood 2. The Forever War Joe Haldeman 3. Trollslayer Bill King 4. Gaunt's Ghosts Dan Abnett 5. Black Hand Gang Pat Kelleher 6. A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One George R R Martin 7. American Gods Neil Gaiman 8. Starship Troopers Robert Heinlein Tags: fantasy, science fiction View the discussion thread.