This week, we share some of our favourite science-fiction books!
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
Goodreads rating: 3.97
Richard MacDuff, a software engineer, is on the run after he is accused of murder. Fortunately, his college friend, Dirk Gently, runs a “Holistic Detective Agency” and is willing to help him (for an insanely high price). Douglas Adams successfully incorporates science-fiction, mystery and humour into this totally underrated book.
If you’re a fan of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series, what are you waiting for? PICK UP THIS BOOK. If you’re not a fan, well, it’s definitely worth a read. There’s nothing quite as hilarious as British humour.
Goodreads rating: 3.91
Liam has never quite fit in. Despite being twelve years old, he looks more like a dad than a kid. It’s not just that he’s taller than most adults, he even has facial hair. A lot of the times, this works to his advantage. Once, his principal even mistook him for a teacher. When he finds out he won a contest to be part of a test run on a completely new ride in an amusement park, Liam is euphoric. But there are a few issues: he has to bring his daughter, the amusement park is in China and the ride is a rocket.
Cosmic is a hilarious and heart touching novel which explores the relationship between father and son. It deserves at least a 4 on Goodreads (so once you’re done reading, give it 5 stars).
The Martian Chronicles
Goodreads rating: 4.12
The Martian Chronicles is a chronological series of short stories revolved around the colonisation of Mars by mankind. Although it features outer space and Martians, it’s more about the faults and failures of humanity.
A thought-provoking read, The Martian Chronicles is a real page turner. This collection of short stories come together seamlessly to truly change your outlook on society and human nature.