Sunday, April 27, 2014

Eleven fictional gateways to incredible sci-fi

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Joel Cunningham paired eleven "literary" novels that include elements of science fiction, fantasy or horror with works more clearly at home among those genres, including:
If you were haunted by Ben H. Winters' existential detective story The Last Policeman, read The City & the City, by China Miéville. Like the detective in Winters' novel, who wrestles with the futility of his job in the face of imminent impact by a world-killing comet, the protagonist of Miéville's noir pastiche must struggle against inertia in a society that would rather he didn't.
Read about the other entries on the list.

My Book, The Movie: The Last Policeman.

The Page 69 Test: The Last Policeman.

The Page 69 Test: Countdown City.

--Marshal Zeringue