- Apr 27, 2012
I've had trouble finding current writers that move me as well. If you're okay with old stuff, Ray Bradbury...Heinlein... Rendezvous with Rama was pretty thought-provoking. Job: A comedy of Justice was a trip. Not always my favorite writing style but always food for thought that made me dream big. Another interesting concept series was Inherit the Stars by James P Hogan. that one got me spinning back in the day.
I picked up a recent one called Red Rising which is apparently a series as well. They had some cool ideas but felt a little bit Young Adultish. More like social commentary with a Sci-Fi backdrop but definitely pertains to the technocratic era.
Got my fingers crossed for some good contemporary suggestions from you folks as well. Thanks for the thread grog!
Heinlein is great, I never got into Bradbury much. I couldn't believe how badly Starship Troopers was mangled on screen.
Red Rising felt like The Hunger Games in outer space but I would stick with it, the story definitely grows up in the second book.