With sales of 1984 rocketing after Kellyanne's frightening 'alternative facts', we know many people are turning to literature for answers - or just to depress themselves further.
So we've put together a little collection of Sci-fi and alternative reality fiction that isn't just Brave New World, or Man In A High Castle for your delectation.
We can't promise it will make you feel much better, but sometimes a little reason can be found in even the most fantastical of fiction.
Without further ado, here are some alternative realities, to illuminate the world's alternative facts...More
Naomi Alderman was mentored by Margaret Atwood and boy can you tell.
'The Power' is a hot topic (the TV rights have already been sold) and feels so perfectly timed, you can hardly believe it.
The novel sees the world become a matriarchy as women get the ability to electrocute with their bare hands.
Although it sounds gimmicky, the novel avoids it due to its eye to detail power play and shifts in dominance.
For many years people assume statements like ' no woman started a world war' but 'The Power' argues that maybe they would if they could.
Originally named, 'Stories Of Your Life And Others', Ted Chiang's collection 'Arrival' is the crème de la crème of Sci-fi writing.
Deeply rooted in academic subjects like maths, engineering, theology, linguistics and so on, Chiang utilises challenging theories to illuminate the human condition.
Preoccupied with apparent dichotomies of thought, like reason vs faith for example, Chiang will dismantle the binary ideas with super effective clarity that will leave you feeling very wise (or maybe a little confused) at its close.