Brave New World and Beyond Public

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Hard Sci-fi, possible futures, speculative fiction, some non-fiction, the things that got us where we are today. Starting with Huxley's Brave New World we can see a theme of sci-fi predicting the future. This list has no order

  1. Brave New World (P.S.) by 

    4 stars

    Originally published in 1932, this outstanding work of literature is more crucial and relevant today than ever before. Cloning, feel-good …

  2. Daemon by  (Deamon, Book 1)

    4 stars

    Already an underground sensation, a high-tech thriller for the wireless age that explores the unthinkable consequences of a computer program …

  3. Freedom TM by  (Deamon, Book 2)

    4 stars

    The propulsive, shockingly plausible sequel to "New York Times" bestseller "Daemon, Freedom" features a world of rapidly diminishing human power, …

  4. The Diamond Age by  (A Bantam spectra book)

    4 stars

    Decades into our future, a stone’s throw from the ancient city of Shanghai, a brilliant nanotechnologist named John Percival Hackworth …

  5. Snow Crash by  (A Bantam spectra book)

    4 stars

    In reality, Hiro Protagonist delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo’s CosaNostra Pizza Inc., but in the Metaverse he’s a warrior prince. …

  6. Nexus by  (Nexus -- 1)

    5 stars

    In the near future, the experimental nano-drug Nexus can link human together, mind to mind. There are some who want …

  7. Agency by 

    4 stars

    "One of the most visionary, original, and quietly influential writers currently working" (The Boston Globe) returns with a …

  8. Station Eleven by 

    4 stars

    The international publishing sensation now available in paperback: an audacious, darkly glittering novel about art, fame and ambition, set in …

  9. Seveneves by ,

    4 stars

    When a catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb, it triggers a feverish race against the inevitable. An …

  10. Recursion by 

    4 stars

    Memory makes reality.

    That’s what New York City cop Barry Sutton is learning as he investigates the devastating phenomenon the …

  11. Digital Minimalism by 

    4 stars

    Digital minimalists are all around us. They're the calm, happy people who can hold long conversations without furtive glances at …

  12. Dark Matter by  (Thorndike Press large print Bill's bookshelf)

    4 stars

    One night after an evening out, Jason Dessen, forty-year-old physics professor living with his wife and son in Chicago, is …

  13. Cumulus by 

    3 stars

    In the not-so-distant future, economic inequality and persistent surveillance push Oakland to the brink of civil war. Lilly Miyamoto is …

  14. The Filter Bubble by 

    4 stars

    "An eye-opening account of how the hidden rise of personalization on the Internet is controlling-and limiting-the information we consume. In …

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