I've exhausted Iain M. Banks. I want more. What should I read next?
September 9, 2013 6:10 PM Subscribe
So I'm a dedicated Culture fanatic and have loved almost everything I've read by Iain M. Banks. (His Iain Banks stuff is pretty good too, but his sci-fi is what I really dig.) I particularly love the holistic, humanist morality that pervades his work and the way that he digs right down into the philosophical implications of various ideas and worldviews while simultaneously serving up lots and lots of sex, action, and sensawunda. However, I've read everything he's written several times over. What should I read next?
posted by Scientist to writing & language (36 answers total) 119 users marked this as a favorite
If it helps, I also really dig on Kurt Vonnegut, Ursula Le Guin, Terry Pratchett, and William Gibson. Lots of other authors too of course, but those are a few who really hit that sweet spot for me. Solid writing chops are mandatory, sci-fi/fantasy is not although that genre (however you want to define or label it, not interested in getting into a discussion about that) tends to be my go-to for leisure reading. Hit me with your best recommendations! Bonus if they're available for Kindle.