Science Fiction Rocks!

Leonard NimoyWhile many rock songs can claim some measure of science fiction or fantasy inspiration, relatively few make a claim to be directly inspired by one of the classics of the genre. Here are some songs — and albums — brave enough to take on the latter challenge:

J.G. Ballard:
Hawkwind — High Rise

Frank Herbert:
Iron Maiden — To Tame a Land

Stephen King:
The Alarm — The Stand

C.S. Lewis:
Steve Hackett — Narnia

H.P. Lovecraft:
Metallica — The Call of Ktulu

George Orwell:
David Bowie — 1984

Edgar Allan Poe:
Alan Parsons — Tales of Mystery and Imagination

Jules Verne:
Rick Wakeman — Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Kurt Vonnegut:
Al Stewart — Sirens of Titan

H.G. Wells:
Jeff Wayne — Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of the War of the Worlds

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