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Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

For more horrific pursuits of human endeavour, try these…

Do Androids Dream of Electronic Sheep by Philip K Dick for another pursuit of artificial creations that reveals the humanity of the hunter

Atomised by Michel Houellebecq for a grim depiction of future reproduction by lonely scientists

Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco for the terror that comes when people create truth out of lies

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro for a view of life from the monster’s perspective

This post was guest edited by writer Craig Hildebrand-Burke. When he’s not talking about Stephen King, you can find him blogging for Momentum.

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Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

For more literary speculative fiction, try these…

The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides for urban discontent

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell for a story of secrets and control

Incendiary by Chris Cleave for a melancholy story to get under your skin

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick for a story of what it means to be human

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson

There’s only one Raoul Duke, but if you loved him, you might like these…

Requiem for a Dream by Hubert Selby Jr. for the dark side of drug culture

A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick for a blackly comic tale of addiction

Crooked Little Vein by Warren Ellis for a madcap drug-fuelled US road trip

Junky by William S. Burroughs for the seminal semi-autobiographical journey into US drug culture