1. I’m tired of war and stories about war. I wish i was aware of more sci-fi that didn’t deal with war and mass killing as plot points.
2. This thread isn’t nearly as good as the fantasy one. Arguments about Dune just really aren’t that engaging reading for me.
I have to agree. Not only did this thread devolve too early, it was really low quality navel gazing, at that. Oh well, it happens.
On topic, and to your first point, I will offer "The Martian". Maybe not the #1 sci fi novel of all time. But probably #1 in the past 20 years. Also, to the main point if the thread, it's a stand alone novel as opposed to a series.
I'm also a little surprised we've gone this far without mentioning A Wrinkle In Time (unless I missed it).