Despite the fact that science fiction is still a very popular genre in cinema and literature, many readers only know the classics of the twentieth century. All I remember Bradbury, Asimov and Philip K dick, but few can name of modern science fiction. Science fiction however is booming and good novels leaves no less than 50 years ago. Look At Me gathered 12 modern science fiction, which is worth a read.
A marine biologist by education, Canadian Peter watts began writing in the late 90s, but most of his career he had not noticed until he placed their works freely available on the Internet. Thereafter, readers discovered “False blindness”, the main Roman watts, and now the writer is deservedly considered one of the best modern science fiction. “False blindness” is a book that asks questions about the neurobiology of human and casts doubt on the evolutionary justification of awareness. On the one hand, in the novel are mixed all at once: vampires, post humanism, aliens, but it’s very minimalist and clear book in which nothing is superfluous. Education watts definitely affects its literature: it looks at mankind unusual angle and comes up with new creatures, building on existing marine organisms.
Ken Macleod called “anarchic primitivism” and “techno utopian”; in his novels there are always the socialist, Communist and anarchist ideas, and the author admits being inspired by the views of Leon Trotsky. McLeod takes an active political position and often delivers public lectures and criticizes the state of modern Britain. Without fantastic themes in his books too, no doubt: first of all he is interested in post humanism, cyborgs, and cultural evolution. For instance, what will happen to our culture if we upload consciousness into a computer? While McLeod has a sense of humor: his novels are often called satirical, and he loves puns for example, calls the chapters of their books ambiguous phrases like “revolutionary platform”.
China Mieville was born in London into a family of hippies. Parents gave him the strange name of “China” this was the practice in the countercultural British society of that time for example, he was a friend of India. Mieville not science fiction in the classic sense, but one of the most popular contemporary authors, and speakers in the genre of speculative fiction; he writes fantasy, and horror, and is a British fantasy the movement of “New weird”, which is trying to save fantasy from the commercialization and clinches. In the books of Mieville can encounter anything: magic, people with the heads of insects, steampunk and cyborgs. Sometimes, however, Mieville in pure science fiction, it is brilliant. A good example is his novel “the ambassadors of the city” in which he examines language problems; the author tries to imagine what culture will be intelligent beings, incapable of imaginative thinking.
Englishman Peter Hamilton became famous in the early 90’s with the trilogy of detective novels about the detective the psychic Greg Mandela. Since then, however, he began to write fiction of a very different kind. Hamilton is the author of big, cosmic epics, wrote several cosmic cycles, the most famous of which “the Saga of the Commonwealth”. Its action takes place in the distant future (the plot of all the books included in the universe of “Saga”, lasts for thousands of years humans colonize the Galaxy and fly to the distant stars. Along with humans coexist, several alien races; for novels, Hamilton invented and described a complex world with its politics, economy and diplomacy. In General, science fiction Hamilton is approximately what people imagine when you hear the phrase “space Opera”, only very well thought out and written.