Do you often find yourself contemplating the inevitiable rise of the automatons? The potential for colonization of other planets? Corruption in science leading to frightening outcomes in the future?
If this sounds like you, than this list is your jam. Elayna is our book buyer and an avid Sci Fi reader, and this week she shared a few of her recommendations for sci fi reads that will give you plenty of food for thought, and possibly some good conversation topics at your next Philosopher's Guild meeting.
A #1 New York Times Bestseller, Anathem is perhaps the most brilliant literary invention to date from the incomparable Neal Stephenson, who rocked the world with Snow Crash, Cryptonomicon, and The Baroque Cycle.
Winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novel - Soon to be a series on Spike TV
Discover the novel that launched one of science fiction's most beloved, acclaimed, and awarded trilogies: Kim Stanley Robinson's masterly near-future chronicle of interplanetary colonization.
The three laws of Robotics:
1) A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm
2) A robot must obey orders givein to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
3) A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
Includes Story of Your Life the basis for the major motion picture Arrival, starring Amy Adams, Forest Whitaker, Jeremy Renner, and directed by Denis Villeneuve.
Shining, haunting, mind-blowing tales . . . Ted Chiang is so exhilarating, so original, so stylish he just leaves you speechless. Junot Diaz