I have a memory from a book Julio FernAnd the Journey to the Center of the Earth. It was from a set of black covers, yellow leaves, ugly and with a lowercase letter. I don’t remember much about the story, but I do remember the feeling it generated inside me: the compulsive need to continue that journey, to delve deeper into the planet with that impossible expedition led by Professor Lidenbrook. This was probably my first contact with science fiction, and I am somewhat happy that it was from the hands of the French author.
So from Verne I went to the classics Orwell s Bradbury In high school. to stages Arthur C Clark s Huxleyto stories Asimov, later. Some time ago I messed with Stanislaw Lem. It was my last big dive in Dune, from Frank Herbert. Fortunately, I have a lot to explore, and I know the fascination with new worlds, plans, or a possible future is always right around the corner.
I recently came across a book that stood out to me a lot: exhalation, from Ted Xiang. I’m going to talk about it below, so it doesn’t make sense for me to explain too much, but as the only limitation I can say it’s the biggest culprit they’re reading today these sci-fi engravings. Also, in part, there are other titles that shaped me, as well as movies, which are many, very good, and always there.
In that sense, I think there are a few types that make the brain work like science fiction. From the beginning it was a way to question ethical, religious, environmental, anthropological and philosophical concepts all at once, And as technology advances with exponential acceleration and prior perfect events, such as the invasion of Mars, are getting closer and closer, their discussions are essential.
In this spirit of constant questioning, questioning the world in which we live and which we could live in within a few years, the following recommendations are made.