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Brave New World is a classic. Written by Aldous Huxley.
If God dwells inside us, like some people say, I sure hope He likes enchiladas, because that's what He's getting
I read it first at probably 14...I am 34 and just reread it again...still good...you pick up on alot more as an adult definitely. The other weis and hickman stuff is definitely too young adult. (darksword, rose of prophet, etc)
Time and change will surely (truly) show
How firm thy friendship ... OHIO!
Fan of the genre as well.
I recently finished the Emberverse series (trilogy) and started the follow-up series that takes place 10 years later. Big fan of the original trilogy and like the follow up as well so far. There's also another trilogy that takes place concurrently with Emberverse but in another part of the US.
I suppose I should add a description. The book operates on a similar general idea as the show Revolution, but is done infinitely better. Basically all electricity, gunpowder and things that require similar reaction stop working. No one knows why. The series is about the survival of the inhabitants of the pacific northwest and their attempt to rebuild any semblance of civilization.
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Homecoming Saga by Orson Scott Card deserves mention...its very Sci Fi heavy. people have left earth cause they destroyed it, and now they are trying to resettle earth a few thousand years later.
Ready player one by Ernest cline. Great book. About earth after most resources have been depleted and all humans use an interactive Internet based life to cope. Very good read. Lots of refernces to eighties culture.
Wool, omnibus edition by Hugh Howey. Started reading about three months ago. Another excellent book by a local author. Stopped reading to save for a vacation. Will be picking back up soon. It's about survivors of a fall out living underground to survive. They question if they still need to stay underground or are they being lied to.
What you eat, don't make me shit.
For a dystopian future set in the 29th century, try the Hyperion Cantos by Dan Simmons. (4 books: Hyperion, The Fall of Hyperion, Endymion, The Rise of Endymion).
It's Sci-fi, but deals with a world where Catholicism has shrunk to a few thousand fanatical followers in a few galaxies known as the WorldWeb. This multi-galaxy government is controlled by a brutal regime known as the Hegemony of Man. The series deals primarily with a pilgrimage of sorts by 7 people to Hyperion, where it is believed that there is a power waiting capable of changing the world, if harnessed. Each of the seven has a differing view of what they would do with the power, and the books explore themes of morality, religion, personal belief, and pragmatism in the context of the pilgrims' journey.
It's almost impossible to sum up the entire series in a paragraph or two, but trust me, it's well worth the read. Simmons is an amazing writer, and the series, although heavy, is one of the few that will actually make you think as you read.
I tried to read this series, but it was ruined for me by the fact that I expected it to live up to the quality of the Ender series.
Aren't all post-apocalyptic/dystopian books? Ha. Unless they contain fantasy elements, i suppose.
I agree that Ender is much better. Ender's Game is one of my favorites ever, and I am more fantasy than sci fi. Ender started wearing out on me 4 books in or so though...kinda like Dune...
there's a pretty good old movie version of On the Beach too
What is happiness? The feeling that power is growing, that resistance is overcome.--Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
If you made it through four Dune books thats impressive. Serious dropoff after the first book.
Not a fan of Card, i can ignore his political stance but i find his books ridiculous. Enders Game was fun but couldnt help rolling my eyes over 6 year olds killing kids with their bare hands or 12 year olds becoming political powers. And that was his best book.
Reading this now, a little slow, but the story is being set up. Great character development. That is why Dark Tower is so epic.
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