Help me find some good, near future science fiction!
January 14, 2011 2:45 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for recommendations of some "near-future" science fiction novels, for to read into mah brain.
posted by BobFrapples to writing & language (31 answers total) 34 users marked this as a favorite
I'm trying to find some good reads in the "near future" scifi arena... there seem to be plenty of novels and series set thousands of years in the future (or past, as it were) that detail vast civilizations and empires and what not. I'm looking for stuff that deals with mankind's first shaky steps at colonizing other planets, leaving our solar system, first contact with alien races, etc etc.
Some stuff similar to what I'm looking for might include: Arthur C Clarke's 2001 & 2010, Rendevous with Rama, Alien, Joe Haldeman's The Forever War, etc.