He read—a lot—especially writers who have become sci-fi legends. “My holy trinity is Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke,” Weir said of the authors responsible for the Foundation, Galactic Empire and Robot series; Starship Troopers; and 2001: A Space Odyssey, respectively.
Best-selling science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson lives and writes in Davis, Calif. His new book is “New York 2140” and imagines a city flooded from climate change. Best-selling science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson lives and writes in Davis, Calif.
Stranger in a Strange Land is a 1961 science fiction novel by American author Robert A. Heinlein. It tells the story of Valentine Michael Smith, a human who comes to Earth in early adulthood after being born on the planet Mars and raised by Martians. The novel explores his interaction with—and eventual transformation of—Terran culture.
It was a weird mashup of genres combining science fiction with fantasy and a quest; a coming-of-age story with elements of romance, magic, mystery, and adventure. There’s a political, anti-conformist message, and at its heart is the importance of family, community, freedom of choice, and, most of all, love.
Snow Crash is a science fiction novel by American writer Neal Stephenson, published in 1992. Like many of Stephenson's other novels it covers history, linguistics, anthropology, archaeology, religion, computer science, politics, cryptography, memetics and philosophy.
The Three-Body Problem (Chinese: 三体; literally: "Three-Body") is a science fiction novel by the Chinese writer Liu Cixin. It is the first novel of the Remembrance of Earth's Past (Chinese: 地球往事) trilogy, but Chinese readers generally refer to the whole series by the title of this first novel.
These are the best science-fiction authors of all time, ranked by readers and fans. This list include some highly recognizable and classic names, like Isaac Asimov and George Orwell, along with some contemporary science-fiction writers who are just beginning to make their mark on the genre.
This Paul Verhoeven sci-fi action satire is loosely based on the fiercely rightwing novel that shares its name. It follows Rico in mankind’s war with an alien species called “arachnids” or “bugs” after an attack destroys the whole of Buenos Aires, killing millions.
Slaughterhouse-Five is a work of literary fiction that combines historical, sociological, psychological, science-fiction, and biographical elements. Unlike novels based on traditional forms, Vonnegut's novel does not fit a model that stresses plot, character conflict, and climax.
A Canticle for Leibowitz is a post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by American writer Walter M. Miller Jr., first published in 1960. Set in a Catholic monastery in the desert of the southwestern United States after a devastating nuclear war, the book spans thousands of years as civilization rebuilds itself.
Given, however, that Frankenstein is a pioneering work of science fiction is might by appropriate to wonder what Mary Shelley -- doubtless with Percy's active encouragement and assistance -- might have achieved had she decided, once the beginning of the story had been written, to cease taking it for granted that what she was writing was a horror story and had cast aside the nightmarish seed.