Humanity has long been fascinated with the idea of life on other planets. What would happen if extraterrestrials got close enough to Earth that we could communicate with them? This is a list of popular novels about alien contact, from Solaris to Battlefield Earth, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best alien novels come in many forms. Some great books that speculate about alien contact feature character who travel to distant planets while other extraterrestrial novels are about an attack on the planet earth. Many of the best sci fi novels about alien contact have even been adapted into award-winning films.
What books will you find on this best alien contact novels list? 2001:A Space Odyssey is one of the best. The book was written by Arthur C. Clarke who was simultaneously penning the screenplay of the same name. The recurring appearance of the monolith alludes to contact with extraterrestrials. Starship Troopers is another exciting novel about alien contact.
The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells finds alien life forms attempting to overtake earth. Other good books featured on this top alien contact novels list include The Martian Chronicles, The Host, and A Fire Upon the Deep.
Which alien contact book do you think deserves the top spot on this list? Give your favorites a thumbs up and please add any good extraterrestrial novels we may have missed.