Science Fiction Book Recommendations

  • New Pompeii by Daniel Godfrey.  A science fiction novel about time travel with a twist.   In this story a company is bringing people who are about to die forward in time.  In this case, the majority of the people living in Pompeii just before the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius.   This book explores the quandary of how do you keep from contaminating the population of Pompeii about the future and how to keep them from leaving the town.
  • Early Riser by Jasper Fforde.  A science fiction novel set in an alternative Earth where people hibernate thru the winter.  The novel’s protagonist, Charlie Worthing becomes a winter consul who patrols during the winter to protect against various hazards.   He gets involved in a number of adventures that help explain a world where almost everyone hibernates.
  • Station 11 by Emily St. John Mandel.  A flu virus kills off 99% of the world’s population in a matter of days.  This book is a record of some of the people who survived and their connections to each other before the flu. There is a traveling troupe of musicians and players who bring culture to the few remaining pockets of humanity in the Upper Midwest, a group of people who are living in the terminals of an old airport and a religious cult wandering the wilderness bringing death and terror in their wake.
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