The best science fiction asks essential questions: What does it mean to be human? Are we alone in the universe, and what does it mean if we're not? Esteemed professor Michael D. C. Drout traces the history of science fiction in this series of stimulating lectures. From Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to today's cutting- edge authors, Drout offers a compelling analysis of the genre, including a look at the golden age of science fiction, New Wave writers, and contemporary trends in the field.
Pride and Prejudice has delighted generations of readers with its unforgettable cast of characters, carefully choreographed plot, and a hugely entertaining view of the world and its absurdities. With the arrival of eligible young men in their neighbourhood, the lives of Mr and Mrs Bennet and their five daughters are turned inside out and upside down.
Wise Man’s Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, Day 2) by Patrick Rothfuss
Homer's The Odyssey recounts the story of Odysseus as he makes his way home to his beloved wife after the war in Troy. Odysseus must battle the supernatural magic of gods and goddesses who attempt to avert his return to Ithaca.