At B & N Reads Somers tagged five of the greatest road trips in sci-fi & fantasy, including:
Find Me, by Laura van den BergRead about another entry on the list.
Key to a road trip novel are the characters taking the trip—not the events experienced, but how those events affect the people we’re traveling with. In her debut, van den Berg starts off with a premise that might seem too familiar: a disease that causes memory loss and then, quickly, death, sweeps the world. Joy, an immune teenager suppressing her own bad memories, is rounded up into a hospital in Kansas with other immune teenagers and subjected to experiments, ostensibly to find a cure. When order breaks down, Joy escapes into a post-plague America in search of her mother, and that’s where the novel finds its footing, and becomes amazing. Joy’s road trip leads to a series of unexpected, imaginative encounters as it explores what people might do (or become) when stripped of society’s constraints.