10 sci-fi novels that’ll change how you look at the world forever

Call it SF, call it speculative fiction, call it slipstream – hey, we hear you can even call it structural fabulation. We’re not going to quibble on the nitty-gritty of nomenclature. What we do know is that these texts, however diverse, are yoked together by their reimaginings of reality – think parallel and sinister sister societies, alien worlds, or our own Earth, subtly altered.

5 atheist authors who changed history

Writers: rebels and iconoclasts, many of the world's most famous authors have been deep critical thinkers, unafraid to question their society's staple beliefs, one of which has often been religion.