Monday, July 14, 2014

The world's most fascinating places, as seen in science fiction books

At io9, Madeleine Monson-Rosen tagged 15 books that take place in science fiction and fantasy versions of the most fascinating places on Earth, including:
William Gibson's Sprawl, Neuromancer, Mona Lisa Overdrive, etc

What Gibson calls the Sprawl, the "Boston-Atlanta Metropolitan Axis," geographer Jean Gottman labeled the Northeast Megalopolis, although as yet it lacks Gibson's geodisc roof. Speaking as a megalopolitan myself, Gibson's vision gets more and more accurate.
Read about another entry on the list.

Neuromancer made Becky Ferreira's list of the six most memorable robots in literature, Joel Cunningham's top five list of books that predicted the internet, Sean Beaudoin's list of ten books that changed his life before he could drive, Chris Kluwe's list of six favorite books, Inglis-Arkell's list of ten of the best bars in science fiction, PopCrunch's list of the sixteen best dystopian books of all time and Annalee Newitz's lists of ten great American dystopias and thirteen books that will change the way you look at robots.

--Marshal Zeringue