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Bill Gates, the former CEO of Microsoft, has said he breezes through about 50 books a year — or about a book a week.

Most of the books are nonfiction. But Gates recommends works of fiction with as much enthusiasm as the history or science books he loves so much.

Here are the novels he thinks everyone should read.

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“Seveneves” by Neal Stephenson

After a science-fiction dry spell of more than a decade, Gates picked up “Seveneves” on a friend’s recommendation, and he says he’s grateful for it. “The plot gets going in the first sentence, when the moon blows up,” he wrote on his blog.

But that’s only the beginning. The world soon learns the entire species is doomed: In two years’ time, a cataclysmic meteor shower will destroy all life on the pale blue dot. It’s up to humanity to send as many spacecraft into orbit as possible with the hope of escaping the apocalypse.

“You might lose patience with all the information you’ll get about space flight,” Gates writes, “but I loved the technical details.”

‘The Heart’ by Maylis de Kerangal

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Source:: Businessinsider – Strategy

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