Sci-fi books that are jam packed with ideas?
October 28, 2012 6:25 PM Subscribe
What are some good science fiction (ish) books that are crammed with lots of interesting little ideas?
posted by jacobm to media & arts (40 answers total) 64 users marked this as a favorite
I have read and really enjoyed books by China Mieville (e.g. _Kraken_, _Railsea_, _Embassytown_, etc) and the Iain M Banks _Culture_ series (e.g. _Consider Phlebas_, _Use of Weapons_, _Matter_). One thing I really like about both of those authors is that they seem to stuff their books chock full of interesting ideas, some of which are relevant to the plot but a lot of which are just fun little asides. I really like that overstuffed feeling in sci-fi books and I want to read more of it. What other authors or books should I read?