Henry IV, Part 1 is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written no later than 1597. It is the second of Shakespeare's tetralogy that deals with the successive reigns of Richard II, Henry IV (2 plays), and Henry V. Henry IV, Part 1 depicts a span of history that begins with Hotspur's battle at Homildon against the Douglas late in 1402 and ends with the defeat of the rebels at Shrewsbury in the middle of 1403. From the start it has been an extremely popular play both with the public and the critics.
This fantastic science fiction novel was originally published in China, and was then translated into English and won all sorts of awards. It switches between the Cultural Revolution in China in the 1960s and the present day, where scientists are being killed off after playing a mysterious video game. Be prepared for the scariest alien invasion you've ever read about. It's also brilliantly written.