You should read this!
I’ve got a recommendation for you, read Neal Stephenson’s new book Seveneves. Neal has published 11 books. Most are what “they” refer to as speculative fiction, that is a story with elements from history, science, science fiction, fantasy, and horror.
This book is set in our time and world. One random day something causes the mon to break into 7 large chunks. At first blush it appears that this will have little more affect on earth than to change the night sky. But… not so fast… it appears that this is going to have profound effects on Earth.
I’m only a few chapters in but so far, real good. It’s got good characters in a very interesting situation. Neal’s created a, so far, clear and followable world, I’m wondering where the next page will take us, I just discovered that there are 880 of them so I expect quite a journey.