"Doomsday Book" by Connie Willis (Oxford Time Travel - Very well-done. Willis really gives the reader a vivid picture of how dirty, misogynistic, and primitive it was to live then. And how awful the Black Death really was!
The Sci-Fi Classics You Need to Read Before You Die
Isaac Asimov changed our perception of robots forever when he formulated the laws governing their behavior. In I, Robot, Asimov chronicles the development of the robot through a series of interlinked stories .
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle . It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger.
This book is so well written. Lionel Shriver - captures the complexity of this successful woman's decision to have a child, and the unraveling of this shocking tale .