near future sf
August 11, 2013 3:36 PM Subscribe
Looking for recommendations for thought-provoking near-future SF.
posted by scribbler to technology (25 answers total) 73 users marked this as a favorite
I like to read SF that is grounded in some aspect of the present and imaginatively builds a complex and fleshed out near-future world that can spark the imagination of the reader. An example of a book that I enjoyed in this vein is Vernor Vinge's Rainbows End
. Quality writing, good plotting and well-drawn characters also welcome, of course. I'd like to avoid overwhelmingly one-note utopian or dystopian narratives.