15 science fiction, which will not come off
If you do not like a fantasy, but a really good science fiction, these works exactly for you. In this set of no t. N. classic sci-fi, but that it does not become worse. Take a look at the genre from a different angle?
The era of Titans, AJ. Riddle
November 2015. Flight 305, the next from New York to London, on the approach to the destination crashed and fell to the ground. When the crash literally ripped in half, but the part of the passengers managed to survive. When he came to, the survivors gradually realize that the world around is very different from the usual. Of course, this England ... and at the same time is not the England that they knew. At what time they brought? In what space? And will they be able to come back? In search of answers to these questions one of the passengers of the plane accidentally learns from other people's scraps of conversation that two of his fellow sufferers know much more than he did. They know that the disaster did not occur by chance. They know where they are. And most importantly, why ...
The false blindness, Peter Watts
In 2082 humanity make sure that it is not alone in the universe. Countless probes glowing cobwebs shrouded the Earth. To establish contact with an alien civilization sent the ship "Theseus", carrying on board the hastily assembled team of experts. But, on reaching the goal, the researchers have to understand that the most incredible fantasies about alien intelligence pale in comparison with the reality, and at stake is the fate of the Earth and all humanity.
The Quantum Thief, Hannu Rayaniemi
Jean le Flambor - criminal in the posthuman world cracker minds trickster. Its origin is shrouded in mystery, but the fame of his achievements spread throughout the world. However, Jean made one mistake, and the beginning of the novel meets him in a huge virtual prison Archons (Archons) - Prison Dilemmas (Dilemma Prison) - where he is doomed to play endless variations of game-theoretic situation against countless copies of themselves, which should be corrected his character, instill a love of mutual assistance. Virtual endless series of deaths and failures interrupted phenomenon Mieli (Mieli) and its thinking Perhonen ship. Jean kidnapping, they give him a chance to regain freedom and their former power. In exchange for the completion of a robbery, which he has not yet mastered.
Schismatrix, Bruce Sterling
It was this novel, along with the first story by William Gibson, became a kind of "bible" of cyberpunk, the brightest phenomena in American fiction and literature of the mid-80s. If we take a broader - "Schismatrix" gave such a powerful creative and ideological impetus to all areas of literature, the influence of this book felt to this day.
Roy, Michael Crichton
They were tiny, but deadly predators. By comparison, even the Frankenstein's monster was harmless horror story for children kindergarten ... On an experimental plant in the Nevada desert was an emergency - escaped into the wild swarm of intelligent micro-robots developed by request of the Pentagon. All attempts to destroy them were unsuccessful - after Roy had a collective intelligence and capacity for self-learning. But on the way these monstrous creatures of nanotechnology to be unemployed scientist John Forman, a loser and a father of three young children ...
Spin by Robert Charles Wilson
Late one October evening twelve Tyler went outside and looked at the sky. As if waiting for this, the star suddenly all at once flared up and went out. They were swallowed by darkness. Tyler and his friends, Jason and Diane, have witnessed a phenomenon that has been called "spin" and determined the course of their lives. The world has changed.
Fire Upon the Deep. The depth of the sky, Vernor Vinge
dozens of civilizations, hundreds of planets, the entire galaxy as a place of action - that's what the film series "Fire Upon the Deep Depth in the sky." - space saga incredible scale. archaeologists Group, which opened on the outskirts of the ancient world Archive - knowledge store a plurality of civilizations, activate dormant mind in search of the key. Alien mind. Mind, the basic principle is the subjection itself. Mind, compromised the very existence of mankind ...
Fractal Prince Hannu Rayaniemi
In the distant future, the world has become quite different. The solar system is controlled by the omnipresent artificial intelligence. Posthumanity divided into gods and serving them dead souls. Jupiter were only strings, cutting through space and the Earth struck by a mysterious digital infection called wild code. However, despite the numerous changes, human nature remains the same: powerful psevdobogi covered by the same passion - the desire for power, greed, and the desire to live forever. And, having a certain talent, all that can be stolen. Famous all over the solar system gentleman-burglar Jean le Flamber able to steal anything. But, once in prison, he was forced to pay a high price for their freedom. Influential savior demands that he found a way to penetrate the mind of the living God. To perform this difficult task with Jean Mieli mercenary sent to Earth, which has long ceased to be a hospitable place ...
The merchant and the magic gate, Ted Chiang
What if a person is really to build a tower from the ground to the sky - and break through to the other side? What if we suddenly learn that mathematical truths which we considered inviolable - are not? What if the language of the "alien" forever change our concept of time? If the Christian idea of heaven and hell will be true to the literal? What if .. Before you - the first time gathered together works of the writer, which critics call a master of intellectual parables. The story and the stories, each of which was awarded the prestigious award and is recognized as a new word in the genre. Why? The secret to this lies in prose Chan.
algebraist Iain Banks
The distant future of reckoning on-earthlings and p-earthlings. Renegade Mercator official power, the self-proclaimed rebel Archimandrite Lyuseferus preparing for a full-scale attack on the star system and the conquest of many races and civilizations. The universe knew a lot of devastating wars, and this time the threat is strong. Prevent rebel forces may intervene ancient civilization of the universe - monks, the inhabitants of the gas giants, whose civilization has billions of years. Brethren - a slow race, basically not included in any alliances, alliances and other empire over "fast" people. There is a myth about the existence of the List of inhabitants - wormholes, spatial portals through which you can thread the fabric of space and controls a plurality of life of galaxies. However, the monks very jealously guard their secrets. Accidentally discovered by an observer Fassino taak mention of this great mystery in the source called "algebraists" may provide new clues to the mysterious myth. The hunt multiple stakeholders, and the stakes are incredibly high in it.
The sixth dream, Bernard Werber
Imagine that you can go back to twenty years ago, and in a dream meet himself young. Imagine that you have a chance to talk with this person. What would you say to him? In the deepest of all the dreams twenty-eight Jacques Klein meets amazingly like the man who claims that he - Jacques Klein in forty-eight years. It turns out, he discovered the ability to travel in time and visit the dreams of himself. Young Klein does not want to let go of the future itself, because he had so many questions, and there are things that he would not be averse to change ...
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", having started as a radio show on BBC-si, he had great success. The same novel in 1984, topped the list of best-selling British, and the Adams became the youngest author, received the award "Golden Pen" is awarded for 1 million. Of books sold. Telepostanovke 1982 strengthened the success of a series of books about the "Hitchhiking", and a feature film in 2005 with a budget of $ 50 million. Two "rescued" in the adaptation costs and has been nominated for 7 awards. Popularity satirical "trilogy in five parts" spilled into the music and the computer industry. Thus, the group Radiohead, Coldplay, NOFX use quotes from the novel by Adams, and Level 42 is named after the main storyline of the novel.
On the other side of the rift, Peter Watts
Skillfully combining sophisticated scientific theories and lovely style, Peter Watts explores the ever-changing boundary between the known and the unknown. In his new book, creepy alien monster tells his story about the true monsters, met him in Antarctica. Forensic psychiatrist meets with the killer, learn to change reality, but poor father trying to save his family in the world where storm clouds have gained consciousness. Here the Earth's ambassador establishes first contact with an alien race, but there is not nearly as much as he expected. Here, the story unfolds theocratic alternative Earth where each person knows for sure that God is, and faith becomes the destiny of the Gentiles. And finally, here plotters intergalactic track team is the most incredible form of life in the universe, so only will the foreign intelligence to survive after such a meeting? This and much more is waiting for you "On the other side of the rift," in an unexpected intriguing book, which opens up new facets of the talent of Peter Watts.
The flow of Daniel Suarez
The physicist John Grady and his team have made a real revolution in physics, developed a device that can control gravity, and thus change the whole life and influence the course of history. But recognizing Grady does not receive, instead of his lab closes a secret organization known as the Bureau of process control. Bureau mission - to maintain stability in society, restrain scientific progress and prevent the inevitable social and social upheavals that it can cause. Because the future is already here. it belongs only to a select few. When Grady refused to accede to BTK, he is thrown into a nightmarish high-tech prison, which contain other doomed geniuses rebels. Now Grady and other prisoners should join the battle with unimaginable enemy in possession is technique, outstripping the present 50 years.
The first player to get ready, Ernest Cline
The near future. The energy crisis in full swing, half the world's population - on the brink of survival. With such a depressing reality of the virtual space - the only honorable way outward into an exciting, adventure quest OASIS. Somewhere hidden "Easter egg", bestowing power on the game - and above all it is the material condition OASISa Creator. The first key accidentally finds eighteen Wade Watts. Step on the way to the greatest victory made. But on the heels of Wade and his team should be an organization capable to remove the lucky ones not only in the virtual but also in the real world ...