Another book I have recently enjoyed is Sam Smith’s The End of Science Fiction. (I bought it for my dad and then borrowed it back...) A novel that asks what would we do if we were told the world was to end in seven days? The prose hurtles along as detective, Herbie Watkins, makes his decision and hurries to solve a crime and confront the murderer before the said seven days. Characteristically of Sam every word works and every detail is resolved.
So does the world end? Read it yourself!