Recommend a particular type of science fiction story
January 2, 2014 4:48 PM Subscribe
Looking for recommendations on a specific type of scifi fiction, be it movies or books.
posted by sock, the puppet to Media & Arts (38 answers total) 51 users marked this as a favorite
Off the top of my head, here's a few examples. We've seen the following vaguely similar scifi movies: Contact, Solaris (2002 version, we're going to watch the 1972 version real soon) and Enemy Mine. All three have a particular theme of communication between humans and alien lifeforms. Contact and Enemy Mine were successful, Solaris was not, in our opinion
What other fiction in whatever medium successfully explores this theme in your opinion? By successfully, I mean the story really digs into differences between humans and aliens and how those differences are either overcome or are not due.