Dystopian Future Novels!
They capture the imagination, because its where were going, or might be going.
They tell the story of our human existance, the ending to the saga we are all caught up in, the great human drama.
They can illuminate the present, and influence thinkers about how to shape our world, or not to,
They capture the futility, the tragedy, play on our deepest hopes and fears, bigger than any one individual life. They tickle our minds with realms of possibility, which we all hang on the edge of.
Plus. They can gain even greater importance as time goes on, providing a projected mirror of times and trials as time progresses. Plus, just awesome.