Science fiction has many faces. Personally, my interests have always landed in that sweet spot of extra-reality-meets-literary. My favorites are dystopias, but I’ll go with anything that makes me think about an aspect of our own reality. There’s something special about these kinds of science-fiction books: they’re entertaining by the merit of their genre (different worlds, plots that take the impossible and make it real, fascinating characters that are, at times, literally out-of-this-world), but they’re also so substantial in their themes—and they always make fantastic book club picks! So whether you’re looking for your next great conversation starter or you’re just itching to work through the complex and—let’s be honest—tiring issues of our present-day world, these books are the perfect choices to add to your list.
Read the full review of STATION ELEVEN.
For fans of “The Walking Dead”
While “The Walking Dead” hero Rick Grimes and his gang are keeping hope alive but losing their grip fast after a zombie apocalypse, STATION ELEVEN’s Kirsten Raymonde and her band, the Symphony, have dedicated themselves to keeping the remnants of art and humanity alive after a mysterious pandemic has ravaged civilization.
“Read if you like your commentary on life, death, schadenfreude, and society straight up with no frills and no mercy.”
In this unexpected retelling of Romeo and Juliet, R is having a no-life crisis—he is a zombie. And then he meets Julie, a blast of living color in his gray landscape. However, their unlikely bond will cause ripples they can’t imagine, and their hopeless world won’t change without a fight.
Read the full review of READY PLAYER ONE.
Read the full review of THE CIRCLE.