The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood When looking at dystopian novels, the scariest part is looking at our present and seeing the seeds of it in our current society. The seeds of The Handmaid's Tale are in every fundamental Christian home and community. It's in every child that is told to be obedient to God just because and every woman who is subservient to her husband because of scripture. It isn't far from there before woman are baby machines and kept ignorant for their own purity and good.

On top of being eerily believable, the book is beautifully written. It's a classic that easily makes my list of best science fiction books ever written.