Science fiction was a by-product of the industrial revolution, a time when humans and technology had to learn how to live together, for better or for worse. With the ability to mass-produce books and magazines, science fiction enjoyed access to a growing audience. Scientific and technological advances born out of necessity and creativity inspired writers to consider “what ifs” and imagine humans at odds with the new world and/or the technology itself. Books that come to mind are George Orwell’s 1984, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and H.G. Wells War of the Worlds.
These stories are “limited” in that the story is wrapped up in one book. A series can present a much more complex world with well-developed characters.
6. The Riddle-Master Trilogy by Patricia A. McKillip
7. The Inheritance Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin
8. Redwall by Brian Jacques
9. Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini
10. Prince Of Nothing by R. Scott Bakker