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  • Jan 31
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    I know this title is ass but idk how to frame it better...

    So...

    I was never a fan of SciFi. I don't like Star Wars that much and I'm completely put of by an idea of people vs aliens and s*** like that

    BUT I love the works of Alex Garland or what Nolan was doing in Inception, TENET, Interstellar

    Can you recommend any SciFi books that are actually going hard on SCIENCE fiction?

    I'm a Computer Science student and I love discussions about AI, about whether Free Will is a real thing, how time works and things like that

    I've tried reading Ted Chaing's Stories of You Life but as much as it was very creative, original, whooptie whoop there wasn't much science there...

    Can I count on KTT to find me a perfect next read

  • Jan 31

    So basically I want something that's set in our world and explores an idea that actually COULD happen in the near future or at least (like TENET) explores something based on twisting a bit our laws of physics(reversing the entropy) but still isn't "Aliens coming to kill the earth with their super high tech weapons"

  • Jan 31
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    check out the author Blake Crouch

    I havent read any of his books, but from what i've heard he writes stuff like what you're looking for

    i think this is his most popular:
    goodreads.com/book/show/42046112-recursion

  • Jan 31
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    CKL Nightman

    check out the author Blake Crouch

    I havent read any of his books, but from what i've heard he writes stuff like what you're looking for

    i think this is his most popular:
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42046112-recursion

    Added him to my list

  • Jan 31
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    would definitely recommend Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson. one of the most popular and influential contemporary science fiction books that has a good amount of science (more computer science than physics tho) mixed in. I read it last year and really enjoyed it. He has another book, Anathem, that is considered more technical and heavier

    also heard William Gibson's Neuromancer is in the same lane. of course Philip K D*** was ahead of his time with scifi, such as Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, which was adapted into Blade Runner and might not be very technical but is a good exploration of AI

  • i鈥檓 halfway into brave new world. not sure if it has those vibes but the science is pretty fascinating

  • Anything William Gibson.

  • Feb 1
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  • Mustafa Singh

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Story_of_Your_Life

    Um... It's literally in the op 馃槄

  • kogoyos

    would definitely recommend Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson. one of the most popular and influential contemporary science fiction books that has a good amount of science (more computer science than physics tho) mixed in. I read it last year and really enjoyed it. He has another book, Anathem, that is considered more technical and heavier

    also heard William Gibson's Neuromancer is in the same lane. of course Philip K D*** was ahead of his time with scifi, such as Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, which was adapted into Blade Runner and might not be very technical but is a good exploration of AI

    Thanks I'll check it out

  • worthit

    Added him to my list

    he is actually a screen writer so his stuff read like those movies

    Recursion and Dark Matter are awesome

  • Mar 14
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    Written by the guy who wrote Annihilation. Really really good weird sci-fi book that includes a giant, Godzilla sized Grizzly Bear that can fly.

    If you want HARD sci-fi look no further than this. Reincarnated vampires, transhumanism, an alien ship that contorts itself at will, literal VR Heaven etc.

  • Apr 28
    worthit

    I know this title is ass but idk how to frame it better...

    So...

    I was never a fan of SciFi. I don't like Star Wars that much and I'm completely put of by an idea of people vs aliens and s*** like that

    BUT I love the works of Alex Garland or what Nolan was doing in Inception, TENET, Interstellar

    Can you recommend any SciFi books that are actually going hard on SCIENCE fiction?

    I'm a Computer Science student and I love discussions about AI, about whether Free Will is a real thing, how time works and things like that

    I've tried reading Ted Chaing's Stories of You Life but as much as it was very creative, original, whooptie whoop there wasn't much science there...

    Can I count on KTT to find me a perfect next read

    Kafka
    Asimov
    Phil k d***

  • I think what you're looking for @op is this
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_science_fiction

    The list of representative works in that wiki article looks like a very good starting point. From what I'm interested in reading in the future myself on there:
    Mars trilogy
    The Three-Body Problem
    2001

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