The Sorting Hat describes Gryffindor in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone as the house “where dwell the brave at heart, their daring, nerve, and chivalry set Gryffindors apart.” These qualities are the ones that show how Gryffindors will truly appreciate science fiction novels. After all, since they appreciate adventure, so there are so many sci-fi books Gryffindors will love.
Sci-fi often deals with other worlds and grand adventures, so it makes sense that daring and brave Gryffindors would be drawn to these stories. Of the many sci-fi stories out there, it may be difficult for Gryffindors to choose which one to read next. Once you’ve gone through classics such as the epic Dune or the ever-popular Ender’s Game, what do you read next? Obviously Gryffindors can’t go wrong with many sci-fi books, since the genre is so well suited to the qualities that make them identify with this house in the first place.
But if you’re a Gryffindor looking for what to read next, and you can’t get enough sci-fi, the one book that you should put at the top of your TBR list is Luna: New Moon by Ian McDonald. And if you like it, good news — the sequel (Luna: Wolf Moon) is now available. Here’s why Luna: New Moon will be every Gryffindor’s new favorite sci-fi novel.