Fiction with a scientific angle has seen a major renaissance in recent years, from The Martian to The Circle to apocalyptic novels like Wool.

From Mystery Tribune: The Seventh Sun is a science-based thriller about Black Swans: not the bird, but the event. Black swan events are those sudden and unpredictable disasters that tend to turn our world upside down.

Ahh, the lure of the writer's cabin. The vision of sitting in peaceful isolation while the muse flits to and fro, creating artistry on the page.