The Peripheral - William Gibson
Loved this imaginative tale about the future connecting directly with the distant future through some crazy wormhole. I read it after seeing a 3d video where Bill Gates recommends it - and wasn't disappointed. Gibson is one of my fav authors, and he continually comes up with the goods. Read it if you want your mind expanded.
Farenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
Just read this imaginative dystopian tale about a ‘fireman’ who burns books to stop the population from thinking and rebelling, but has a change of heart. It’s very prescient, particularly on stupefying mass-media consumption. A good, quick (3.5hr) read, worth the investment.
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
Brutal & compelling dystopian fiction. Like being in a slo-mo car wreck. The narrator says near the end: "I’m sorry it’s in fragments, like a body caught in crossfire, or pulled apart by force." Not planning to watch the TV series.
Joshua Raven, novelist. Read about my writing and my life here. And have you discovered 5fingers yet?