When life is detected on a moon of Saturn by a probe, a mission is hurried through and humanity begins the long journey. As they experience difficulties and doubt, the mission becomes increasingly dangerous.
Morris finds something incredibly surreal in the hard hitting SciFi that he crafts. There’s this underlying threat from both the abnormal and the human characters. Nothing seems real but everything seems too real at the same time. Certainly something to be experienced.
There’s a good reason why McCarthy appears on this list twice, and this is one of his best books ever written.
Following the story of three men. One who finds a bag of money, one who is hunting him down and the third who is hunting the hunter. This whole book is effectively one massive slow burn, and it is intense from start to finish.
While the movie is absolutely more well known than the book, it’s honestly worth the read no matter what!
Equal parts intense war story and also incredibly harsh reminder of one of the most violent wars in history.
This book doesn’t mince words. Both sides committed atrocities, PTSD was rampant and both sides had their reasons. Reading this book is like getting slapped in the face with reality, and realizing that reality is just as grim as ever.
There is an underlying sense of hope and understanding to this book, but it will keep you up at night. You’ll want to thank the closest veteran you can, regardless of their nationality.
Science Fiction meets intergalactic horror. Blindsight tells the story of a group of ragtag remnants of humanity that are sent to find an alien.
An alien that is whispering from a distant comet, and the closer we get, the less it seems to want to talk. This book is intense, like listening to an existential crisis and being told that there was no way of knowing what is real.
Honestly, there’s no real way to properly describe Blindsight. It’s cosmic horror done right, and that is a very rare thing.
Full of intrigue and atmosphere, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a classic work that has been adapted a few times.
Ultimately nothing quite beats the book. With timely themes, a wonderful cast of characters and plenty of twists to keep even the most disinterested reader involved!
That’s our list folks! We tried to go a little bit more on the end of SciFi, non-fiction and horror with this particular list. Yes there was still the odd little Fantasy entry here and there but what can you expect, we’re a bunch of nerds here at Scoophash!