If you’re a fan of cyberpunk noir, or gritty near future sci-fi, and you’ve already read Richard K. Morgan’s Altered Carbon, take a dive into William Gibson’s Hugo Award winning classic Neuromancer.
Did the implication of future technologies displayed in Black Mirror send chills down your spine? Dexter Palmer’s Version Control will keep you thinking about how technology will impact us in the days ahead.
Will the Earth of the future be able to sustain humans? While not as episodic as Lost in Space Lavie Tidhar’s Central Station has plenty of action surrounding a space station where cultures collide and humans and machines intersect.
Wonder what the future would look like if just one thing changed? Philip K. Dick’s Man in the High Castle made for a riveting novel and television series. Harry Turtledove is another author to try, whose novel Fallout considers what if the cold war had turned hot.
Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (the source material for Blade Runner) got both a television treatment and a blockbuster sequel in the last year. If androids and mega corporations are your thing, try Martha Wells’ All Systems Red for plenty of tension between humans and androids.
Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (pseudonym James S A Corey) have given you eight Expanse novels to chew through, but if that’s not enough consider Pierce Brown’s Red Rising trilogy. You’ll find plenty of class struggle, rebellion, and far off planetary struggles.
If you like large doses of humor mixed in with your spacefaring like Seth McFarlane’s Orville, you won’t keep a straight face reading John Scalzi’s Redshirts. Scalzi has other, more serious sci-fi titles like the Old Man’s War series and his recent title The Collapsing Empire.