Pillars of Society

8 best books like Pillars of Society (Henrik Ibsen): Three Tales, Behold the Man, The Drought, Last and First Men, The Wanderer, The Great Explosion, Wolfbane, Men, Martians and Machines

AuthorGustave Flaubert
ISBN0140448004
First published in 1877, these three stories are dominated by questions of doubt, love, loneliness, and religious experience; together they confirm Flaubert as a master of the short story. A Simple Heart (also published as A Simple Soul), relates the story of Félicité, an uneducated serving-woman...
AuthorMichael Moorcock
ISBN1585677647
Karl Glogauer is a disaffected modern professional casting about for meaning in a series of half-hearted relationships, a dead-end job, and a personal struggle. His questions of faith surrounding his father's run-of-the-mill Christianity and his mother's suppressed Judaism lead him to a bizarre...
AuthorJ.G. Ballard
ISBN0393340457
Like The Drowned World this early Ballard novel is visiting through fiction the experience of a world turned upside down that is described in Empire of the Sun. Or to be slightly different, applying the understanding that gave him and trying to share that with others through fiction. You think you know...
AuthorOlaf Stapledon
ISBN0486466825
"No book before or since has ever had such an impact upon my imagination," declared Arthur C. Clarke of Last and First Men. This masterpiece of science fiction by British philosopher and writer Olaf Stapledon (1886–1950) is an imaginative, ambitious history of humanity's future that spans billions...
AuthorFritz Leiber
ISBN0575071125
All eyes were watching the eclipse of the Moon when the Wanderer--a huge, garishly colored artificial world--emerged. Only a few scientists even suspected its presence, and then, suddenly and silently, it arrived, dwarfing and threatening the Moon and wreaking havoc on Earth's tides and weather....
AuthorEric Frank Russell
In his 1955 collection entitled "Men, Martians and Machines," English sci-fi author Eric Frank Russell told, via one short story and three novellas, some of the adventures of a starship crew that strongly suggested nothing less than a proto-"Star Trek" ensemble. The collection featured visits to...
AuthorFrederik Pohl
ISBN0345016610
Every now and then I like to re-read an SF classic, and there are rarely safer hands to be in than those of Pohl and Kornbluth. I was surprised as I got into it that I couldn't remember a thing about this book - I suspect it's because despite featuring a number of 'adventure' scenes, it is so cerebral. And that...
AuthorEric Frank Russell
ISBN0517551853
The people of the Solar System have broken the light-speed barrier, and exploration ships are going out in all directions, manned by - you guessed it! - Men, Martians, and Machines (Robots). This set of linked stories describes a part of the epic voyage of the Marathon, powered by the Flettner Drive,...
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