Futuristic and Apocalyptic Science Fiction Recommendations

Need help picking a second title? Here are some suggestions! (Note: You can argue whether apocalyptic fiction falls under futuristic science fiction, since so often it is a projected future world that has fallen apart. We’ve combined the two here for recommendations so we can have a varied discussion.)

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi

Dawn by Octavia Butler

The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Neuromancer by William Gibson

The Fireman by Joe Hill

Wool by Hugh Howey

The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr.

Shade’s Children by Garth Nix

Naked in Death by J.D. Robb

Lock In by John Scalzi

On the Beach by Nevil Shute

Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

Earth Abides by George R. Stewart