Five Works Featuring Truly Alien Versions of Earth #SciFiSunday

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Some of the best SF books don’t take us light years away through space travel, instead, they set the story on earth – a changed, and hardly recognizable planet earth. This trick has always worked on me, allowing me to have a better, more immersive experience than I have in stories with truly distant and made-up worlds. Check out this great list from Tor.com for a few books that turn earth into an alien planet.

Who knows what will happen in Earth’s future? Even if we don’t trash it ourselves, other things might happen. If you want live on a strange, inhospitable, and alien world, perhaps all you need do is wait.

Unsurprisingly, a number of SF authors have played with the notion that Earth has been transformed into a functionally alien world. Consider these five venerable works.

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