The next stop on our European tour is Germany. You probably won’t find Juli Zeh’s books shelved under science fiction, and to be honest Dark Matter is really a book about scientists rather than SF, for all it’s fascination with quantum physics. The Method, on the other hand, is classic near-future dystopianism. They are both fine books, and well worth your attention.
While I’m on the subject, I note that my pals at For Books Sake have done a piece about Ludmilla Petrushevskaya’s magnificent There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbour’s Baby. That’s a book by a Russian woman that won a World Fantasy Award in 2010 (tied with Gene Wolfe).