I've just finished reading through Machine of Death: A Collection of Stories About People Who Know How They Will Die and if you're interested in reading a series of intellectual but macabre short stories, this book is for you. In short, they're all stories from a time when a machine's been invented that tells you how (but not when) you will die. It's actually quite fascinating.
I've also nearly finished reading Blackout by Connie Willis. A story about a group of time travelling historians lost in London during the Blitz. It's worth reading, so I can't tell you how it ends. Also because I haven't finished it yet.