|Originally posted by Lews |
I would only check him out if you're (like I am) a huge fan of Star Wars He's mostly known for writing (excellent, in my opinion) Star Wars novels.
Brave New World is without a doubt one of my favorite 5 books. Brilliant in so many regards. A mixture of technology, Shakespeare, and Plato, with a million other little ideas and a great and compelling plot. Fantastic.
You've probably read more than me, to be honest. I'm trying to get deeper into the stuff now that it's summer and I don't need to spend my reading time on novels for school.
lews, check out fahrenheit 451, by ray bradbury, if you like brave new world.
Really short, straight to the point, brilliant and underrated sci-fi/dystopian novel
I've done a lot of reading in my day, not for the last couple years though, but consider myself pretty well read at least in the classics... Havn't done heaps of sci-fi reading, and if it is sci-fi it's usually just dystopian stuff (like 1984, brave new world), rather than star-wars type proper sci-fi..
I loved Ender's Game by orson scott card, if you havn't read that: Tis more normal sci-fi, but with great plot and twists