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In Other Worlds...: More Recommended Reading

Get great resources and info about our Speculative Fiction Club. Can't come to the meeting? Read along with us at home!

Definition of Speculative Fiction

Speculative fiction is any story, song, novel or piece of art that begins with the thought 'What if?".  It can be science fiction, fantasy, horror or any blending of the three. It also known as weird fiction.

What Should I Read if I like...

Pure Speculative Fiction

The webzine Strange Horizons offers a weekly selection of free articles, stories and reviews about Speculative Fiction.  

Perdido Street Station by China Mieville

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Imajica by Clive Barker

Melusine by Sarah Monette

 

Science Fiction Classics

2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke

The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

Dune by Frank Herbert

Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursala LeGuin

Ringworld by Lary Niven

1984 by George Orwell

Hyperion by Dan Simmons

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

Lord Valentine's Castle by Robert Silverburg

Slaughter House Five by Kurt Vonnegut



 

Modern Science Fiction

Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood


The City Not Long After by Pat Murphy


 

 

Horror

 

Fantasy Classics

Wild Seed by Octavia Butler

Song for Arbonne by Guy Gavriel Kay

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle

A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursala LeGuin

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein

The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

 

Modern Fantasy