|03-29-2011, 02:49 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: South Africa
Device: Sony PRS-T1, Cybook Opus, Kobo Glo
Sci-fi novels from Asia and South America?
A reading group I'm part of is having a challenge where you need to read novels in a genre of your choice by authors based in each major continent.
I need some recommendations for English language sci-fi novels written by authors based/born in Asia and South America.
|03-29-2011, 03:04 PM||#2|
Join Date: Apr 2009
Device: PRS-650, iPhone
Try Ryu Murakami's Coin-Locker Babies for a SF-ish story that I recall being quite good. It's portrayed only very slightly into the future, but has elements that remind me of William Gibson and Neal Stephenson. (and throw in a bit of the surreal ala Haruki Murakami, discovered Ryu due to the shared last name).
|03-29-2011, 03:31 PM||#3|
Join Date: Mar 2010
Device: Kindle 2 International, Sony PRS-T1, BlackBerry PlayBook, Acer Iconia
Best novel is Jasmine Nights, though that's technically more magical realism roman-a-clef. The Aquiliad, currently in print from Wildside Press (no e-book edition, unfortunately, is an excellent trilogy of what if the Americas were part of the ancient Roman empire due to alien meddling and a well-known Lakota narrated it all. Mallworld is also highly thought of and in-print (I have not read it myself).
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