Set in a near-future (this time, in England), in which the entire population has been rendered infertile, this dystopian classic also explores themes of human reproduction and political dissidence. You might be familiar with it as the book that formed the bedrock of Alfonso Cuarón’s hit 2006 film of the same name, which starred Julianne Moore and Clive Owen, although Cuarón made significant alterations to James’s original plot. It’s well worth returning to the original text. The Children of Men was first recommended on our site by the physicist Andrew Briggs, in his interview on books about the nature of reality.
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