Brainwave

By Poul Anderson,

Book cover of Brainwave: The Greatest Masterpiece by the Science Fiction Grandmaster

Book description

A transcendent look at the possible effects of enhanced intelligence on our planet.

Shepherd is reader supported. We may earn an affiliate commission when you buy through links on our website. (learn more)

Why read it?

1 author picked Brainwave as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

This is another book that stuck with me for many years. What happened if animals suddenly had increased intelligence and the power of speech? They would need to start a society from scratch. How would they accomplish this? This unique premise just fascinated me, and I think it is a very underrated classic science fiction novel.

Want books like Brainwave?

Our community of 6,000+ authors has personally recommended 10 books like Brainwave.

Browse books like Brainwave

5 book lists we think you will like!

Interested in dystopia, solar systems, and earth?

6,000+ authors have recommended their favorite books and what they love about them. Browse their picks for the best books about dystopia, solar systems, and earth.

Dystopia Explore 242 books about dystopia
Solar Systems Explore 22 books about solar systems
Earth Explore 196 books about earth