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  • WTF Wednesday Celebrate National SciFi Day With These Eerie Books

    first_img Elon Musk’s Cheeky ‘Nuke Mars!’ Post Is Taking Over TwitterA ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’-Themed Cookbook Is Coming This Fall Stay on target The New Year is here, which means it might be time to catch up on some good reads. Jan. 2 is National Science Fiction Day, so why not celebrate with some eerie novels?On Wednesday, sci-fi fans worldwide will celebrate the holiday, which corresponds with the birthday of Isaac Asimov, a famous sci-fi author. Asimov is known for his books the Galactic Empire Series, the Foundation Series, and the Robot Series. According to the Richard Dawkins Foundation, Asimov would have celebrated his 99th birthday today.#OTD 1/2/1920 Isaac Asimov, atheist & humanist, was born. He was a prolific sci-fi author best known the “Foundation”, “Galactic Empire”, & “Robot” book series.“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”-I.A. pic.twitter.com/nfYlgCyts1— Richard Dawkins Foundation ⚧ (@rdfrs) January 2, 2019In honor of National Science Fiction Day, we’ve rounded up the best sci-fi novels that deserve a spot on your bookshelf. From power-hungry animals to creepy climate change, here are our top eight sci-fi novels.The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy’ (Photo Credit: Amazon)In The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, a pair of friends explore space with the ultimate squad: Zaphod Beeblebrox, a two-headed, three-armed ex-hippie, Trillian, an old romance interest from another time zone, Marvin, a clinically depressed robot, and Veet Voojagig, a former student obsessed with ballpoint pens.Buy it HereAmerican Gods‘American Gods’ (Photo Credit: Amazon)Shadow, a former prisoner, is trying to get his life back on track after a horrible tragedy. When he decides to accept employment from a stranger dubbed Mr. Wednesday, he realizes that America has another fantasy dimension. American Gods follows Shadow’s journey through a magical U.S. landscape.Buy it HereStranger In A Strange Land‘Stranger In A Strange Land’ (Photo Credit: Amazon)Valentine Michael Smith isn’t your typical young adult. Formerly raised by Martians, Smith leaves Mars and travels to Earth to learn how to be human. In Stranger In A Strange Land, Smith’s arrival stirs up trouble on the planet and might change its inhabitants forever.Buy it HereNecrotech‘Necrotech’ (Photo Credit: Amazon)Riko, a street thug, has a lot on her plate: She’s lost her memory and her girlfriend was turned into a tech-fueled zombie. Necrotech puts Riko to the ultimate test, as she has to come face-to-face with a huge conspiracy that might alter humankind with tech and flesh.Buy it HereAnimal Farm‘Animal Farm’ (Photo Credit: Amazon)George Orwell makes all our nightmares come true in Animal Farm. A pack of barnyard animals decide to rebel against their inhumane master, but they soon realize that they’re the real monsters in the situation.Buy it HereWildcard‘Wildcard’ (Photo Credit: Amazon)Sometime in the future, Emika Chen has to fight against the man she loves. When she learns about Hideo’s new NeuroLink algorithm, she can’t trust his sinister motives. Will Emika and the Phoenix Riders stop Hideo’s evil plans before it’s too late? You’ll have to read Wildcard to find out.Buy it Here2001: A Space Odyssey‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ (Photo Credit: Amazon)The crew of the Discovery spacecraft has the ultimate showdown with HAL 9000, an strange computer that controls their vessel in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Once they leave Earth’s borders, their intergalactic journey begins to take a horrific turn.Buy it HereBlackfish City‘Blackfish City’ (Photo Credit: Amazon)When a strange woman arrives in Qaanaaq, a floating Arctic city, she brings an orca and a polar bear with her for the ride. Will she alter humanity, which has been destroyed by extreme climate change? Blackfish City shows a hellish perspective on dramatic environmental changes.Buy it HereMore on Geek.com:WTF? Wednesday: Amsterdam Cheese Museum Is a ‘Grate’ Attraction WTF? Wednesday: ‘Yuck’ Becomes ‘Yum’ at the Disgusting Food MuseumWTF? Wednesday: Feast Your Eyes on the World’s Largest Gingerbread Villagelast_img read more

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