If you've never read Philip K. Dick, start here. A daring alternative history and a powerful novel of ideas told with hallucinatory clarity, this is PKD at his strangest and his best.
Wonder, confusion & despair fill this haunting novel about an astronaut who doesn't recognize the world he's returned to, a sci-fi classic & melancholy commentary on life under communism.
As much about one man’s search for meaning as it is about war, time travel & aliens, Vonnegut’s most popular & acclaimed novel transcends its genre.
This kooky, whimsical romp through time & space provides comedy in chaos, insights into interconnectedness & ghosts galore.
Strange & haunting, this Soviet Sci-Fi classic about the aftermath of an alien visit presents a smart & cynical view of the limits of human understanding.
Follow a fierce & fearless female protagonist through the virus apocalypse in this fascinating twist on the traditional dystopian tale.
Based in part on Clarke’s earlier story, The Sentinel, & co-written by Stanley Kubrick, this novel is the must-read companion to the classic film.
A post-apocalyptic nightmare brought to life with vivid prose, Wyndham’s mesmerizing novel races relentlessly toward its terrifying conclusion.
A critical influence on the zombie & viral apocalypse genres, this novel takes a long, terrifying look at loneliness & what it really means to survive.
The show-stopper at this year's National Book Awards was Ursula Le Guin, who was honored for her distinguished contribution to American Letters. Discover this dystopian classic from one of the genre's legends.
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From super computers to nanobots, these machines are frighteningly indistinguishable from your neighbors.
Created by Shatner and ghost-written by Ron Goulart in the early 90s, TekWar was the forerunner for super-drug thrillers like The Matrix, Limitless, and Lucy. It also inspired a comics, games, and a TV adaption.
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Fleeing an overpopulated Earth. Colonizing a newly discovered planet. Searching for extraterrestrial life. These stories all address one of humanity’s most durable dreams: to leave the old world behind and make a new home among the stars.
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