Fiction Book Recommendations

Science Fiction

The Culture Series by Iain M. Banks

The Culture is a society formed by various humanoid races and artificial intelligences about 9,000 years before the events of novels in the series. Since the majority of its biological population can have virtually anything they want without the need to work, there is little need for laws or enforcement, and the culture is described by Banks as space socialism. It features a post-scarcity economy where technology is advanced to such a degree that all production is automated. Its members live mainly in spaceships and other off-planet constructs, because its founders wished to avoid the centralised political and corporate power-structures that planet-based economies foster. Most of the planning and administration is done by Minds, very advanced AIs.

Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells

The Laundry Files, Charles Stross

Eldritch horror, spies, workplace humour.

Halting State, Charles Stross

AR for Police called CopSpace. Virtual currency theft from an MMO.

Accelerando, Charles Stross

Describes essentially DAOs & smart contracts.

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That series sounds epic. It’s like the trolley problem played out on an intergalactic-multigenerational space-time scale!