Once upon a time, humankind had time to read many stories with many pages and many words.
Then the Internet happened and life as we knew it changed. Now, who has time for books upon books—as evidenced by our ever-bulging TBR lists?
Wouldn’t it be grand to know the core of a story after a brief skim? So you can return to the land of bliss, also known as Facebook (admit it, it’s true). 😛
Well then… *grin and drumroll*
Introducing abridged novels round two. This time, we explore the grand worlds, vast expanses, and mind-blowing tech of the sci-fi realm.
Abridged Science Fiction Novels
Play computers games. Just kidding—you’re actually fighting off an alien invasion and now you’re famous.
THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY
The answer is always forty-two. Because reasons.
Anyone up for riding around the desert on giant worms? And let’s not forget the spice is everything, the be-all and end-all of the universe. Seriously, a spice!?
Fire! Fire! Fire!
A WRINKLE IN TIME
Must save Dad from the creepy distant planet with the equally creepy name of Camazotz. IT is the problem (and no, that doesn’t stand for information technology).
Everyone’s watching you.
THE TIME MACHINE
Man, the future sucks.
OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET
When a Brit goes to Mars. And then comes home.
The Garden of Eden on Venus. There’s a nasty creature, but hurrah for the English doctor who helps everything turn out in the end. Gotta love those Brits.
THAT HIDEOUS STRENGTH
Merlin and the problems from the Tower of Babel invade an English college. Features a head…connected to tubes and things…that people pretty much worship. Also, the planets are actually physical beings—WUT.
The robots know better than we do. So let’s fight them and prove them wrong.
THE HUNGER GAMES
So it’s actually not about being hungry. It’s about kids dying. And mushy-gooshy, lovey-dovey stuff, because teenage romance.
THE WAR OF THE WORLDS
The aliens are coming! The aliens are coming!
What would your abridged versions of science fiction novels include? I’d love to hear your thoughts here or on social media.