Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 8 years ago

Anyone know some really good, mind-bending sci-fi?

I'm wanting to read some sci-fi books and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions of really interesting and mind-bending/thought-provoking sci-fi. I'm reading Stranger in a Strange Land right now and have read 2 Philip K. Dick books. I like them pretty well and want more like this. So far, on my kindle I have gotten the following (please suggest things other than what's on this list):

Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke

Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein

The Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow Quartets by Orson Scott Card

Foundation by Issac Asimov

Space Odyssey Series by Arthur C. Clarke

The Mote in God's Eye by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle

Dune by Frank Herbert

The Forever War by Joe Haldeman

Hyperion by Dan Simmons


I actually already have Neuromancer on my Kindle too, so good suggestion.

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  • LK
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    8 years ago
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    "Neuromancer," "Count Zero" and many more by William Gibson.

    Gibson is the writer who first coined the term "cyberspace."

    "Neuromancer" is the first book to ever win all three awards...

    ...The Hugo, The Nebula and The Philip K. Dick Awards.

    Gibson's books are often trilogies and all link, but can be read as a 'stand-alones' too.

    They're definitely "really interesting and mind-bending/thought provoking sci-fi." Check it out. Click on "Books." Safe link.

    Edit: Good. Suggest these addititons [with more by Gibson] ...

    "The Time Machine" (free) by H.G. Wells.

    "World War Z: An Oral History" by Max Brooks -zombie war sci-fi; chats with survivors.

    "Perdido Street Station" by China Mieville -mature steampunk fantasy/sci-fi mix.

    End Edit.

    Source(s): Own all the Gibson books released so far. Latest on Kindle is "Zero History" and... ...nonfiction not yet read- "2:46: Aftershocks: Stories from the Japan Earthquake" with a couple more writers.
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