Science fiction can be inspiring— even if it is increasingly turning dystopian. A city like Bangalore– at the epicentre of India’s tech boom, with the power to shape the country’s future– could surely use more direction from sci-fi.
Missing good space opera? Intergalactic adventures, interstellar intrigue, ancient aliens, sentient spaceships and space battles in a fun, fulfilling book? Here’s a good read that’ll scratch that itch.
Revisiting Frank Herbert’s seminal – and enjoyable – must-read epic of political intrigue, human emotions, ecology, imperialism, mysticism, messianic deliverance, and more. Soon to be a Denis Villeneuve film.
While its influence on Star Wars may be unacknowledged, it’s one of the most influential sci-fi comic series ever, and with a Luc Besson movie coming up, it’s time to catch up on Valérian and Laureline.
Do robots have feelings? Can a machine be ‘exploited’? What happens when androids become more ‘human’ and people less so? Get ready for a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness, the evolution of sin, and 50 shades of humanity
Prescient. Drug-addled. Prolific. Five times married. PKD was all of this. But never rich, never mainstream, never acknowledged as a serious writer while he lived, despite his massive contribution to our culture.
For a book admired by H.G. Wells, Virginia Woolf & Jorge Luis Borges, one that influenced Arthur C. Clarke, Brian Aldiss, Bruce Sterling, and which first spoke of Dyson Spheres, Star Maker remains relatively unknown.
Hailed by Michael Moorcock, Harlan Ellison et al, Hitler’s science-fantasy book is only available thanks to Norman Spinrad’s The Iron Dream, which comes with a scholarly afterword by NYU’s Homer Whipple.
From calling Google the devil, breaking down Amazon’s BS machine, and the time she ‘tricked’ Playboy and bought a Volkswagen bus, to the time refused to blurb a sci-fi anthology, four times Ursula Le Guin showed us what she’s made of.