Which Science Fiction Classics Should You Read and Watch?

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Fiction Worlds sprouted from my interest in science fiction, video games, astronomy, and geek culture in general. Some of my favourite things within the genre(s) are:

  • Retro Japanese RPG's 
  • Star Wars
  • Dan Simmons' Hyperion
  • Alien
  • Reading about quantum physics
  • Anything to do with AI
  • Isaac Asimov's The Last Question
  • Battle Star Galactica
I hereby recommend you to read/watch/play any of the above-mentioned classics, if you haven't yet! Why? Read on.

1. Japanese RPGs.

Some of the greatest pastimes in terms of atmosphere and immersion are indeed old Japanese RPGs. I remember the countless hours and nights that I have spent glued to my controller, playing games such as Shining the Holy Ark, Breath of Fire III, Final Fantasy VII, and Panzer Dragoon. After the Japanese initiation, I was ready for Fall Out, Diablo, and Baldur’s Gate. I will be writing more about these in the future, for sure. And you should try them for the magical feeling that they evoke in you. Go save the world, you were born to do it!

2. Star Wars.

Why Star Wars? My interest in the legendary Star Wars series (and LotR, for that matter), came from my mother. It was with her that I first watched the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Yoda, and Princess Leia, and indulged in the classic science fiction world. If by now you for some reason did not check out the original three movies (now called IV – VI), what are you waiting for? It does not get more genuine than that.

3. Hyperion by Dan Simmons.

The Hugo-winner Hyperion (1989) is the first book of Dan Simmon’s Hyperion Cantos. Humanity has spread across the galaxies and discovered the distant planet Hyperion, where the time travelling creature Shrike dwells. A pilgrimage takes place, during which six stories are told…

This is an engrossing, unputdownable book that truly makes your imagination fly. And it is a tiny bit scary, too. Think of aliens and the cosmic entity of Cthulhu, mixed with the Decameron.

4. The Alien Movies.

Ah. Now here is some good old-fashioned suspension with sweat, blood, and tears. I love all the alien movies, even though Alien: Covenant (2017) and Alien: Resurrection (1997) definitely did not reach the spheres of the others. Seriously, if you still did not check these out, here is some homework for you: Alien (1979), Aliens (1986), Alien 3 (1992) and Alien: Prometheus (2012). Gross, majestic, and thrilling. P.S. There will be a detailed review of the full film series on this website later.

Photo credit: Alien: Prometheus (2012)

5. The Last Question by Isaac Asimov.

I have already linked the short story to this post, above. This is a fantastic little pearl, concerning entropy, AI, and life itself. I do not want to spoil anything. Go and read it right now.


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