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jadedctrl wrote (edited )

I'm kind of cheating, picking a universe of books, but I'd pick Asimov's fictional universe.
Yea, it's kind of a wide net, but to be more specific, I'd pick the Robot series, then the Foundation series--in the order they should be read--they tie together spectacularly. When reading them, I was amazed at how well Asimov was able to bring all of these books, written decades apart, together into one general narrative of the future, spanning thousands of years-- without prior planning.

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stardust_witch wrote

It's criminal to ask me to pick just one but I guess I'll have to go with Valis by Philip K Dick

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sudo wrote

I'll have to read this sometime, then. I just finished reading Ubik.

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Defasher wrote

Brave New World predicted our current world a lot better than 1984 managed.

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mofongo wrote

Good Omens, so funny from start to end. I lost my digital copy (no clue how, just went to read it and it was 0kb) and have not taken the time to download it again.

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goatman93 wrote

Oh man, this is such a hard question. How do you even begin?

The Martian was a book I read in a day and tends to get better each reread, but it didn't affect my world view the way that 1984 or Native Son did. Neither of those books hit me the same way that The Catcher in the Rye did, as a 16 year old kid in the suburbs.

And that doesn't even cover some of my other favorite books like The Great Gatsby (fuck, F. Scott Fitzgerald had an incredible way with words), the incredible worlds presented in Saga, or the isolation of one in Y: The Last Man. Hell, if I start including "fiction" to mean comic books as well, I might be listing Batman book titles here all day :)