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Books Of Contemporary Sci-Fi That Are Worth Reading At Leisure.

August 10, 2018 by  
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(ThyBlackMan.com) Reading a good book is an intelligent choice, the active student turns his leisure hours into productive activities, which generate knowledge and improve his writing skills, at the same time he lives an adventure, moving to an unreal world through reading. The Author’s ability is the channel through which you travel to a world with fantastic creations of literature, generally with a futuristic sense where technology is the protagonist.

Fiction books are an excellent way to relax and enjoy a mental break. You escape to the world created by the author and you become a character in the story. Reading science fiction books contributes to language, helps to know new words, allows developing skills for writing, especially for students who write to case study writing service, to those who allow them to learn to contextualize words, among other benefits that reading has, useful to facilitate study.

Famous authors of all time in science fiction

  1. Jules Verne (1828-1905)
  2. G. Wells (1866-1946)
  3. Hugo Gernsback (1884-1967)
  4. Robert Heinlein (1907-1988)
  5. Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008)
  6. Frank Herbert (1920-1986)
  7. Isaac Asimov (1920-1992)
  8. Ray Bradbury (1920-2012)
  9. William Gibson (1948 –)
  10. Orson Scott Card (1951 –)

Contemporary writers are not left behind with the technological advance and put to fly their imagination mixing fantastic situations driven by the advancement of technology, creating their extraordinary works for the delight of adults and children. Among the interesting books that you can read during your leisure hours are;

I, Robot (1950)                

Author: Isaac Asimov

The best science fiction novel that deals with Artificial Intelligence and the breaking of the 3 laws of robotics and their consequences. Starting from the learning capacity of robots or machines and the automated way of perceiving the world around us.

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (1968)

Author: Philip K. Dick

It served as inspiration for the hit movie Blade Runner. This story tries to show the ways of the feeling of the machines, that although they are not human, they have the capacity to show actions that denote emotions such as love, friendship, anger, among others. It shows how a robot can behave in a more appropriate way than some humans, in a given situation.

Neuromancer (1984)       

Author: William Gibson

It is a science fiction novel that shows the coexistence of human beings with a cybernetic network. It is a visionary book, which tries to show the database as raw material and the use of artificial intelligence for obscure purposes.

The Time Machine (1895)

Author: H. G. Wells

Our passion for travel through time remains untouched. This book tells the story of the land about to be destroyed, by society itself. There are two sides, the Eloi, and the Morlocks, good and bad respectively.

Ghost Fleet (2015)

Authors: P. W. Singer y August Cole

This book shows the war between Russia and China against the United States, the combat of pilots against drones, hackers fighting in digital scenarios and the discovery of a new source of energy in the middle of the ocean.

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (1966)

Author: Robert Heinlein

This story is about a universe where the inhabitants of the moon fight for their independence from the earth. It is a revolution of machines led by Mike, a supercomputer.

Nexus Trilogy(2012-2015)

Author: Ramez Naam

This story is about a scientist who creates a substance to make people communicate mentally. The prostheses provide the improvement to people, positivity is breathed everywhere and governments show interest. In addition, China develops a quantum computer similar to the human brain.

Before Mars (2018)

Author: Emma Newman

Last work by Emma Newman set in the “Planetfall” universe

It is a story based on the improper use of AI, in a futuristic world. It’s about the arrival of a sinister geologist, the punisher. It is a world of virtual reality where everything is different from it seems. The environment is a Mars full of mystery and solitary after a corporation acquires rights over the red planet. The author delves into the psychology of the protagonists as they try to solve and understand the discoveries they make on Mars.

Artemis (2017)

Author: Andy Weir

It is the second novella of Andy Weir; Mark Watney follows Jazz Bashara, a delinquent who is in trouble due to criminal actions. The author provides descriptive details of the moon, showing it as a tourist destination. Artemis is an entertaining game on a lunar base, full of situations that increase the intrigue as you get into the story. It is a book with a lot of action from beginning to end.

Science fiction books that are worth reading, for awakening your imagination and making you think about the correct use of technology, and the ability of machines to act like human beings, is interesting. The writer with his skill creates an imaginary world making you live a wonderful adventure while producing a sensation of relaxation and mental rest.

Staff Writer; LeBron Moore



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