This week’s topic is the Top 5 SFF books on your TBR.
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Handmaiden’s Tale – Margaret Atwood (buy)
Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She has only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire – neither Offred’s nor that of the two men on which her future hangs.
I’ve started this last weekend so technically I’m cheating but how could I not put it on this list? I’m loving it already, it’s so good.
The Twelve/City of Mirrors – Justin Cronin (buy)
It seemed like a good idea at the time…
Infecting twelve death-row prisoners with an ancient virus, in order to create human weapons. Instead, the virus turned them into ravening unstoppable monsters. And when the Twelve broke out of the underground facility where they had been born, all hell was truly unleashed.
In a world now ravaged by the viral plague, humanity is reduced to stubborn pockets of resistance. But if the human race is to have a future, survival is not enough. Against terrifying odds, they must hunt down the Twelve and destroy them in their lairs.
I’m not sure whether I want to continue reading this series. It’s been years since I read The Passage and I guess I’m just scared that I won’t be able to get back into the story. I’ll just have to give it a go and see how it goes.
Illuminae – Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff (buy)
This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded.
I’ve heard so many great things about this series and I’m just really interested. I’m not sure if I’ll like the format but I want to see what all the fuss is about.
Brave New World – Aldous Huxley (buy)
Far in the future, the World Controllers have created the ideal society. Through clever use of genetic engineering, brainwashing and recreational sex and drugs all its members are happy consumers. Bernard Marx seems alone harbouring an ill-defined longing to break free. A visit to one of the few remaining Savage Reservations where the old, imperfect life still continues, may be the cure for his distress…
One of those classics everyone has heard of. I’ve never read it but I have it on my shelf so I’m putting it on my tbr…
Dune – Frank Herbert (buy)
Set in the far future amidst a sprawling feudal interstellar empire where planetary dynasties are controlled by noble houses that owe an allegiance to the imperial House Corrino, Dune tells the story of young Paul Atreides (the heir apparent to Duke Leto Atreides and heir of House Atreides) as he and his family accept control of the desert planet Arrakis, the only source of the ‘spice’ melange, the most important and valuable substance in the cosmos. The story explores the complex, multi-layered interactions of politics, religion, ecology, technology, and human emotion as the forces of the empire confront each other for control of Arrakis.
The mother of all science fiction stories so it HAS to be on my list. Not sure when I’ll get to it but it’s there 😉