8 Spiritual Philosophical Sci-fi Books (2022) With Powerful Messages

5 min readAug 19, 2022

Some things that come to mind when you think about science fiction are aliens, spaceships, lasers, warp drives, robots, or space battles. But science fiction has also become a conduit for authors to address issues about spirituality- religion, faith, destiny, purpose, and what exactly being human means.

Science fiction scope, plot, and setting make it easier to explore different spiritual themes and often by exploring the human spirit amid challenging situations. If you are passionate about philosophy, spirituality, and science-fiction, here’s my list of spiritual, philosophical sci-fi books to broaden your mind.

What Is Our Selection of Spiritual and Philosophical Books?

The Gods Are Not Dead, by Abhaidev (2022)

The Gods Are Not Dead is a book that will challenge your beliefs immensely.

What would you do if you knew nothing could destroy or stop you? This is the story of Shaurya. He has lived a comfortably mundane life until he learns about his new abilities. This aleatory power, however, makes him wander and become restless. He doesn’t know how to utilize his strengths for himself or humanity. When he meets Megha, who is shrewd and mysterious, he gets the intense spurt he needs.

Shaurya desires to serve, but he will encounter a rough path. Only Megha can help him out. She directs and performs, and the two excellently complement each other. They have a big vision and a precipitous path but are ready to give their all. For them, it might be God’s will or not, but one thing remains he is not dead and never will be.

This book will take you to a different thought process and amplify your curiosity as you witness the turn of events. I was impressed by how Abhaidev perfectly fuses spirituality, thrill, and entertainment throughout the book. You will not want to put it down or even pause.


Conjunction (The Wise Society Book 1), by A.D. Zoltan and Steven N. Nagy (2022)

This book combines modern science fiction with profound spiritual insights. It will lead you into the deepest secrets of society and the human psyche.

It is 2610, and the Earth is under significant challenges. Erin, who is exceptionally intelligent, outwits an influential power broker, resulting in the reordering of human society. In 3200, Central Intelligent System (CSI), a collective AI, helps humanity to remake the solar system to its influence. All this is thanks to Erin’s success.

After the discovery of an intergalactic travel method, humankind launches a mission to elevate civilization to the subsequent development level. Keat, who is part of the selected travelers, uses the mission to redirect human civilization.

This is a story of civilization and spirituality in which substance is not the ultimate limit. Conjunction is a thought-provoking and ambitious read that will make you think about how enlightenment can impact life, society, and humanity.


A Prayer for the Crown-Shy, by Becky Chambers (2022)

Sibling Dex, a monk, and Mossca, a robot, are on a quest to ascertain what humanity really needs. They are done touring Panga’s rural areas, and their focus and attention are now on the cities and villages of the little moon- their home. They hope to get answers, make new friends, learn new concepts, and experience the universe’s entropic nature.

The main question you will ask as you read along is whether having more matters when people have whatever they want. I love that this is a story of love and kindness, and it will appeal to you more deeply if you experience spirituality from serving, helping, or learning from others.

I found the style, storyline, and narrative to be delightfully innocent. I love how Becky sends different and essential messages with wit to ensure they do not overwhelm the story. The idea of sci-fi and that humanity may fix its ways is indeed warm and welcoming.


The Unsuspected Heroes, by Alex Marcoux (2020)

The Unsuspected Heroes is a book that will lead you into spiritual awakening/ evolution and remind you that the world needs you. It reveals deep sensitivity and various resonant themes. I love how actual events inspire the book to perfectly present metaphysical and visionary fiction.

This is the story of Ami. She is an ascended master meant to lead humanity to ascension. But, following her pain, she escapes, forgetting who she is. She later remembers after the walls crush. The problem is that she is autistic and unable to speak. Earth will be doomed again if she cannot link up with others across the globe. Time is rushing. But can Ami and her allies save humanity from destruction? Who will end the looming apocalypse and guide humankind to the New Earth if that doesn’t happen?

This book has brilliant insights and is an excellent means to open up to new perspectives about true-to-life autism. You only have to read it with an open mind and heart.


Our Lady of the Artilects, by Andrew Gillsmith (2022)

Get ready to dive into a journey of questioning and challenging faith, consciousness, and artificial intelligence.

Artilects are second-generation androids, and in this book, they start to report a strange apocalyptic vision. They are the only ones that can see it, and world leaders think it is a hack or hoax. However, when an African wealthy man’s Artilect shows up claiming to be possessed, the stakes rise. The Vatican sends Father Gabriel, who is a former neuroscientist and exorcist, to investigate. Gabriel, however, finds himself in a global conspiracy and a potential supernatural dimension.

Meanwhile, Rome is about to reconcile with China after a fifty-year cold war regarding economic interests. The Chinese are also very sensitive about Apparition. To save humanity and the Artilects, Gabriel enlists as an aid to Namono Mbabu, an imperial Praetor.

This book deals with religion head-on but not in a way to force anyone into conversion. It integrates the spiritual realm positively with sci-fi and depicts abhorrent behavior from fanatics to give a compelling exploration of how science and religion boundaries overlap.


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