I skew towards post-apocalyptic/apocalyptic in this category. I can't seem to think of space colonization without the idea that something that will go horribly, horribly wrong. I feel a bit of unholy glee when I read them. And on that note, I present my favorites.

Nightfall by Isaac Asimov with Robert Silverberg

What happens when you live on a planet that is constantly illuminated and you experience a solar eclipse that has never been recorded in your planet's history?


Off Armageddon Reef by David Weber (Safehold Series, book 1)

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ARMAGEDDON. Heavy religious imagery, and cults, but it's all perpetuated by manipulative humans.


The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov

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It's based on a line by German playwright Friedrich Schiller: "Against stupidity, the very gods themselves contend in vain." I bet you can see where this is going.


What are your favorites?

ETA: Kinja is being awful with images. I guess they're now disabled on the subblogs?

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ETA2: Mebbe it's back?