Science Fiction without the characters
March 6, 2013 7:51 AM Subscribe
[SciFi Book Filter] I'm basically looking for good science fiction books that have very minimal (or no) character development.
posted by Busmick to sports, hobbies, & recreation (39 answers total) 29 users marked this as a favorite
I really enjoyed "Last and First Men" and "Star Maker" by Olaf Stapledon. I'm looking for more interesting science fiction books that focus mostly on big ideas/philosophies/themes and don't really focus on characters. The occasional "scientist" or "inhabitant" is fine but I really dont want to get caught up in people lives etc.
I dont want to give too many restrictions because im interested in all kinds of genres, but future histories with huge timescales are something I'd be interested in. (I already have the Foundation Series). These books also might start getting into big questions ie. what is life, etc. and probably have a philosophy feel. Hopefully that makes sense.
Short Stories are fine but I'd prefer longer books.