Posts tagged best sci-fi books
Eight Books that Inspire Me #7: The Road by Cormac McCarthy

An unspecified cataclysm has taken place some years before, ending civilisation as we know it, and effectively ending the world. Fires ravage the landscape and ash covers the ground. Crops no longer grow. There are no more animals. The only thing left to eat is each other...

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Eight Books that Inspire Me #6 I Am Legend by Richard Matheson

Published in 1954, Richard Matheson's short novel pretty much invented a subgenre of science-fiction - that of post-apocalyptic survival. A great pandemic has killed off most of the world's population, and those that have survived the disease have developed vampire-like symptoms. They cannot come out in daylight, have an aversion to garlic, thirst for blood - you know the drill.

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Eight Books that Inspire Me #5 Under the Skin by Michel Faber

In the remote Scottish countryside, a young woman drives up and down the motorways, eyeing up hitchhikers. She won't pick up just anyone - her passengers must be fit and strong, with no one to miss them...

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