SF/Fantasy books with a 'big reveal'?
April 18, 2014 12:30 PM Subscribe
: I'm looking for recommendations of books, preferably in the sci-fi/fantasy genres, that have a 'big reveal' somewhere in there that changes the whole perspective of the book or protagonist. Examples would be The Inverted World
, The Prestige
, or Ender's Game
, for example, or the first Star Trek
film, or some Lovecraft stories — the whole thing, and all events narrated, appear in a different light after, you know?
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Other examples I've enjoyed: Spin, An Instance of the Fingerpost, Nausicaa, Earth X, Confessions of a Justified Sinner, Bioshock, etc. More of a world-level reveal than a straight up twist, though - less "oh she was working for the enemy all along" and more "oh the planet is inside out" or "she's the last human being on earth." No limit on book age. Thanks in advance!
p.s. no China Mieville, please, I thought The City & The City was awful