In an attempt to keep track of the books and stories I read, here are single-sentence summaries.
A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick: People take drugs and, in turn, the drugs take over their minds.
Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood: Pigoons and rakunks and Crakers, oh my!
Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler: The world is ending in the 2020’s, and a teenager is the savior that everyone needs.
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin: Winter is cold, and alliances between planets are really, really important.