FallenKingdomReads’ list of the 4 Must-Read Science Fiction Books for Fans of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’.
Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale has become a classic in the dystopian genre, exploring a world where women are stripped of their rights and forced into reproductive servitude. Here are four must-read science fiction books for fans of The Handmaid’s Tale.
Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler is set in a future United States ravaged by environmental disasters, economic collapse, and social unrest. The main character, Lauren Olamina, creates a new religion called Earthseed as a way to survive in this harsh new world. The book explores themes of community, survival, and the power of belief.
The Children of Men by P.D. James
In The Children of Men, the human race has become infertile, and the last child was born over two decades ago. The world has descended into chaos as governments struggle to maintain order and stave off extinction. The main character, Theo Faron, is approached by a group of activists who believe they have found a way to reverse the infertility and save humanity.
The Power by Naomi Alderman
The Power by Naomi Alderman imagines a world where women suddenly develop the ability to generate electricity through their bodies. This newfound power changes the dynamics of society, as women become the dominant gender and men are forced to reckon with their newfound vulnerability.
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
For fans of The Handmaid’s Tale, the sequel The Testaments is a must-read. Set fifteen years after the events of the first book, it explores the lives of three women in the dystopian society of Gilead and their struggles against the oppressive regime.