no particular one, but i've tried Isaac Asimov and Philip K D i c k's recently. they are quite interesting. Asimov writes with a good mastery of language and more possible stories on robots and sapce. D i c K likes to write about post-war apocalpytic stories. some of his stories come out sounding rather silly. but he has some pretty twisted ideas.
I like Asimov's Foundation series. I just started on the 5th book in the series. I, Robot does show that even with the laws of Robotics, things can still go wrong without breaking the laws. Ever read PKD's Minority Report and/or "Do Androids Dream of Electronic Sheep?"? Both ended up very different in the movie adaptations. Bonus question, what is the movie title of the 2nd title?
"The existence of a majority logically implies a corresponding minority"
I agree, PKD's book is great. I wish they hadn't cut the parts with Deckard's wife, the people's obsession to gut electric animals, kipple, Buster Friendly, and that sweet sequence where Deckard is bought to an alternate police precinct which tells him that he has been working for a FALSE police precinct, under the control of androids.
PKD is real twisted at times. Ever read the book The Man in the High Castle or something like that. Don't have the book at hand to check. It's about what life is like if the Axis powers won World War II. And in it there is a book about what if the Allies won. And the book within the book is similar to what we're seeing now but it's not exactly the same.
i got the exact same feeling from reading THe Man In The High Castle. i kept saying "darn you PKD, why you making me question my reality ?" but then again, PKD loves doing that to his readers. or maybe he just likes doing that to himself
Does anyone here read the Neverness and the Requiem for Homo Sapiens trilogy by David Zindell? The books are fairly old but gods, in the midst of all the technology, alien creatures, pseudo-psychology-religious and good over evil themes, there is a very human story to it all. The overall story is huge and deeply complex, and leads, ultimately, to a quest for the meaning of life. It makes you questions your perceptions and belief systems. It takes an old tired subject matter and make it completely compelling. Simply brilliant work.