Science fiction is where it’s at, or at least where it will be. Some science fiction has long since passed us by, being set in years which we have, in the meantime, breezed ahead of, too busy looking at Instagram to notice, so in that case, I suppose it’s science fiction that’s where it has been. Anyway, some predictions were way off the mark, while others proved to be uncannily accurate.
But there are some timeless and memorable books which have gone beyond that. They have forever altered the future by inspiring or even warning us of its possible outcomes. Here it is, curated by a Facebook group of people who love fiction, especially sci-fi and fantasy.
1:The HitchHiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams.
Well, we are a FUNfiction group, aren’t we? And HH2G is just a ton of fun under all aspects, all the way to its very own existence, because it is a four-book trilogy. No, five. Actually Amazon says there are six books in this trilogy. Reality itself shifts as it is warped by the sheer funniness of this book. But that is not the only reason why it is up there at Number One, no siree. The Guide has imprinted itself into society, to the point that many, if not all, now are relieved to know that the number 42 is indeed the Answer to Life, the Universe and Everything, and that a towel is the single most useful item to have, and we even celebrate it on May 25th: National Towel Day.