Top 10 Best Books to Read in Science Fiction Graphic Novels - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Science Fiction Graphic Novels. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. The Sandman: Act II

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Science Fiction Graphic Novels - August 2021

Please note: This content is not for kids. It is for mature audiences only. Just like the original graphic novels, this audio adaptation contains explicit language and graphic violence, as well as strong sexual content and themes. Discretion is advised. Enter the Dreaming again as the blockbuster audio adaptation of “the greatest epic in the history of comic books” continues in The Sandman: Act II . James McAvoy returns to voice Morpheus, the Lord of Dreams, in this sequel to the #1 New York Times audio best-seller. Journey into a world of myths, imagination, and terror based on the best-selling DC comic books and graphic novels written by Neil Gaiman (returning as the Narrator), and lose yourself in another groundbreaking, immersive drama adapted and directed by the award-winning audio master Dirk Maggs. In the absolutely packed Act II, the dark fantasy resumes and the Sandman expands into the French Revolution, Ancient Rome, 19th-Century San Francisco, 8th-century Baghdad, and beyond. New and familiar characters abound, voiced by a bright mix of performers, including Kat Dennings, Regé-Jean Page, Emma Corrin, Michael Sheen, Kristen Schaal, Brian Cox, John Lithgow, Jeffrey Wright, and so many more, including fan-favorite narrators Simon Vance and Ray Porter. Just close your eyes and listen again as the greatest epic continues. Act II of the audio series The Sandman adapts collected volumes 4 ( Season of Mists ) and 5 ( A Game of You ) of the comics in their entirety, and most of volume 6 ( Fables & Reflections ).

  • Author: Neil Gaiman
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels, Graphic Novels, Science Fiction


2. Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures #9

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Science Fiction Graphic Novels - August 2021

The Padawan are off on another mission! This time to Takodana, to assist the lone Jedi defending the local Jedi temple against the ever-growing threat of the Nihils. But Qort has trouble focusing when he comes face to face with his own past amidst new dangers and old allies. Writer Daniel José Older, bestselling author of Star Wars: Last Shot and artist Toni Bruno bring IDW into The High Republic, a massive publishing crossover spanning comics and prose!

  • Author: Daniel José Older
  • Publisher: IDW (October 27, 2021)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Comics, Manga & Graphic Novels


3. Invincible Compendium Volume 3

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Science Fiction Graphic Novels - August 2021

It’s here: the third massive paperback collection of the greatest comic in the universe. Witness the conclusion of Mark Grayson’s epic adventures, from “The Death of Everyone” to “The End of All Things.” Collects INVINCIBLE #97-144.

  • Author: Robert Kirkman
  • Publisher: Image Comics (July 24, 2018)
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels, Graphic Novels
  • ISBN: 978-1534306868
  • Dimensions: 6.6 x 2.3 x 10.1 inches


4. Watchmen (2019 Edition)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Science Fiction Graphic Novels - August 2021

A hit HBO original series, Watchmen , the groundbreaking series from award-winning author Alan Moore, presents a world where the mere presence of American superheroes changed history--the U.S. won the Vietnam War, Nixon is still president, and the Cold War is in full effect. Considered the greatest graphic novel in the history of the medium, the Hugo Award-winning story chronicles the fall from grace of a group of superheroes plagued by all-too-human failings. Along the way, the concept of the superhero is dissected as an unknown assassin stalks the erstwhile heroes. This edition of Watchmen , the groundbreaking series from Alan Moore, the award-winning author of V For Vendetta and Batman: The Killing Joke , features art from industry legend Dave Gibbons, with high-quality, recolored pages found in Watchmen: Absolute Edition .

  • Author: Alan Moore
  • Publisher: DC Comics; Illustrated edition (May 20, 2019)
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels, Graphic Novels
  • ISBN: 978-1779501127
  • Dimensions: 6.67 x 0.85 x 10.16 inches


5. Blackest Night Saga (DC Essential Edition)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Science Fiction Graphic Novels - August 2021

A war has been brewing between the different colored Lantern Corps—the Green fighting the Yellow, the Red trying to destroy all, the Blue attempting to broker peace among the tribes. However, the real battle is yet to come: the undead Black Lanterns are coming and seemingly nothing can stop them. Putting aside old vendettas, it’s up to Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps to lead DC’s greatest champions as well as their deadliest foes in a battle to save the universe from an army of the dead. Collects Blackest Night #0-8.

  • Author: Geoff Johns
  • Publisher: DC; Illustrated edition (February 12, 2019)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Comics, Manga & Graphic Novels


6. Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. 1: Vader (Darth Vader (2015-2016))

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Science Fiction Graphic Novels - August 2021

Collects Darth Vader #1-6. The original Dark Lord of the Sith stars in his first ongoing series! Ever since Darth Vader's first on-screen appearance, he has become one of pop-culture's most popular villains. Now, follow Vader straight from the ending of A NEW HOPE (and the pages of the new STAR WARS comic book) into his own solo adventures — showing the Empire's war with the Rebel Alliance from the other side! But when a Dark Lord needs help, who can he turn to? As Vader pursues a very personal vengeance against the Rebels and investigates the Emperor's secret machinations, he clashes with weapons scavenger Aphra and deadly Battle Droids, and returns to Geonosis to build an army. But some very powerful people don't want him to learn the truths he seeks! Guest-starring Jabba the Hutt, Boba Fett and more!

  • Author: Kieron Gillen
  • Publisher: Marvel (October 7, 2015)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Comics, Manga & Graphic Novels


7. Brandon Sanderson's White Sand Vol. 1

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Science Fiction Graphic Novels - August 2021

A brand new saga of magic and adventure by #1 New York Times best-selling author Brandon Sanderson! On the planet of Taldain, the legendary Sand Masters harness arcane powers to manipulate sand in spectacular ways. But when they are slaughtered in a sinister conspiracy, the weakest of their number, Kenton, believes himself to be the only survivor. With enemies closing in on all sides, Kenton forges an unlikely partnership with Khriss -- a mysterious Darksider who hides secrets of her own.

  • Author: Brandon Sanderson
  • Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment (June 29, 2016)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Comics, Manga & Graphic Novels


8. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Science Fiction Graphic Novels - August 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Extremely funny . . . inspired lunacy . . . and over much too soon.”— The Washington Post Book World SOON TO BE A HULU SERIES • Now celebrating the pivotal 42nd anniversary of  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy ! Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s  The Great American Read It’s an ordinary Thursday morning for Arthur Dent . . . until his house gets demolished. The Earth follows shortly after to make way for a new hyperspace express route, and Arthur’s best friend has just announced that he’s an alien. After that, things get much, much worse. With just a towel, a small yellow fish, and a book, Arthur has to navigate through a very hostile universe in the company of a gang of unreliable aliens. Luckily the fish is quite good at languages. And the book is The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy . . . which helpfully has the words DON’T PANIC inscribed in large, friendly letters on its cover. Douglas Adams’s mega-selling pop-culture classic sends logic into orbit, plays havoc with both time and physics, offers up pithy commentary on such things as ballpoint pens, potted plants, and digital watches . . . and, most important, reveals the ultimate answer to life, the universe, and everything. Now, if you could only figure out the question. . . .

  • Author: Douglas Adams
  • Publisher: Del Rey; Reissue edition (June 23, 1997)
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels, Graphic Novels
  • ISBN: 978-0345418913
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.2 inches


9. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?: The inspiration for the films Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Science Fiction Graphic Novels - August 2021

A masterpiece ahead of its time, a prescient rendering of a dark future, and the inspiration for the blockbuster film Blade Runner By 2021, the World War has killed millions, driving entire species into extinction and sending mankind off-planet. Those who remain covet any living creature, and for people who can’t afford one, companies built incredibly realistic simulacra: horses, birds, cats, sheep. They’ve even built humans. Immigrants to Mars receive androids so sophisticated they are indistinguishable from true men or women. Fearful of the havoc these artificial humans can wreak, the government bans them from Earth. Driven into hiding, unauthorized androids live among human beings, undetected. Rick Deckard, an officially sanctioned bounty hunter, is commissioned to find rogue androids and “retire” them. But when cornered, androids fight back—with lethal force. Praise for Philip K. Dick “The most consistently brilliant science fiction writer in the world.” —John Brunner “A kind of pulp-fiction Kafka, a prophet.” — The New York Times “Philip K. Dick sees all the sparkling—and terrifying—possibilities . . . that other authors shy away from.” — Rolling Stone

  • Author: Philip K. Dick
  • Publisher: Del Rey (May 28, 1996)
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels, Graphic Novels
  • ISBN: 978-0345404473
  • Dimensions: 5.52 x 0.51 x 8.24 inches


10. Strange Planet (Strange Planet Series)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Science Fiction Graphic Novels - August 2021

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  •  #1 WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER •  USA TODAY BESTSELLER  A GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD WINNER FOR HUMOR Straight from the mind of #1  New York Times  bestselling author of NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette and 99 Stories I Could Tell Nathan W. Pyle,  Strange Planet  is an adorable and profound universe in pink, blue, green, and purple, based on the phenomenally popular Instagram of the same name! Strange Planet covers a full life cycle of the planet’s inhabitants, including milestones such as: The Emergence Day Being Gains a Sibling The Being Family Attains a Beast The Formal Education of a Being Celebration of Special Days Being Begins a Vocation The Beings at Home Health Status of a Being The Hobbies of a Being The Extended Family of the Being The Being Reflects on Life While Watching the Planet Rotate With dozens of never-before-seen illustrations in addition to old favorites, this book offers a sweet and hilarious look at a distant world not all that unlike our own. I feel more attractive. Honestly, you are. It’s the star damage. I CRAVE STAR DAMAGE.

  • Author: Nathan W. Pyle
  • Publisher: Morrow Gift; Illustrated edition (November 19, 2019)
  • Genre: Electronics, Computers & Accessories, Computer Accessories & Peripherals
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.57 x 6 inches