Search

You may also like

9 Hilarious New Nonfiction Books Written By Very Funny Women
Book Lists

9 Hilarious New Nonfiction Books Written By Very Funny Women

Less than a year after admitting to sexual misconduct, comedian Louis

THESE ARE THE 8 GREATEST CATS IN ALL OF LITERATURE
Book Lists

THESE ARE THE 8 GREATEST CATS IN ALL OF LITERATURE

We’ve rounded up our top seven fictional felines for your

10 Post-Apocalyptic Books to Read Before the World Ends
Book Lists

10 Post-Apocalyptic Books to Read Before the World Ends

We’ve all got books on the bedside table we’ve been

5 OF ELON MUSK’S FAVORITE SCIENCE FICTION STORIES

5 OF ELON MUSK’S FAVORITE SCIENCE FICTION STORIES

Elon Musk has been in the news lately, for better or worse. First, he offered to design a submarine to ferry away the Thai soccer team trapped in the cave. Then he raged and threw an infantile fit at a rescue leader for rejecting that submarine, calling him offensive names on Twitter. Then his company Tesla’s stocks hit some turbulence because of said tweet and some other bad press.

Musk has some issues, it’s true. But he’s not at fault for his tastes in sci-fi, which are excellent. Here are some of his favorites.

1.FOUNDATION SERIES BY ISAAC ASIMOV

Buy It From Amazon

Reread Asimov’s Foundation series. Brilliant.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 8, 2014

A set of classic science fiction novels concerning the fall of a Galactic Empire and one man’s attempts to predict the future accurately enough to forestall an interstellar dark age. The Foundation exists as a repository of human knowledge in order to save civilization itself and prevent an era of barbarism.

2.THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY BY DOUGLAS ADAMS

Buy It From Amazon

A comic masterpiece that starts with the Earth being demolished to make way for a space highway — and it only gets wackier from there. A novel that asks the important questions, like what is the meaning of life the universe and everything, and gets 42 as an answer in return.

3.THE MOON IS A HARSH MISTRESS BY ROBERT A. HEINLEIN

Buy It From Amazon

A future Lunar society facing food shortages rebels against the tyranny of Earth with the help of an artificial intelligence. Another science fiction classic by a member of the big three of sci-fi writers.

4.CULTURE SERIES BY IAN M. BANKS

Buy It From Amazon

Reading The Culture series by Banks. Compelling picture of a grand, semi-utopian galactic future. Hopefully not too optimistic about AI.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 26, 2014

A series of novels and short stories centered around a utopian psuedo-anarchist spacefaring society ruled by benevolent intellects known as Minds. The stories often concern the Culture’s contact with other civilizations that don’t share their particular set of values. Several of SpaceX’s droneships were named after Minds from this series.

5.I HAVE NO MOUTH, AND I MUST SCREAM BY HARLAN ELLISON

Buy It From Amazon

A cautionary tale about the dangers of superintelligent artificial intelligence. In a word, terrifying. The AI at the center of this story wields godlike powers that he inflicts sadistically upon the last survivors of the human race.

SOURCE:bookstr.com

Next post Previous post

You may also like

9 Of The Funniest Books of 2016 That Will Make You LOL
New Releases

9 Of The Funniest Books of 2016 That Will Make You LOL

2016 is being hailed as the unluckiest of this century

11 Wilderness Survival Books Like Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Book Lists

11 Wilderness Survival Books Like Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen is one of the best wilderness

10 Books You Should Save Your Holiday Gift Cards For
Book Lists

10 Books You Should Save Your Holiday Gift Cards For

Gift cards are the greatest, they are like free money.

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!

Leave a Comment

Your data will be safe! Your e-mail address will not be published. Also other data will not be shared with third person. Required fields marked as *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.