Surreal/Similiar to 'Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep'?

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Surreal/Similiar to 'Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep'?

Post by tatjok » 05 Feb 2018, 22:05

Hello, I need a suggestion for my next huge reading. I love Philip K. Dick's style, and I want to know other authors who have a common and similiar writing style as him. I love surreal, sci-fi and satire all perfectly blended onto a piece of writing :D

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Post by starshipsaga » 07 Feb 2018, 14:19

It's always tough for me to recommend anything to other Philip K. Dick fans because as we all know he has his own very distinct style that few have succeeded in emulating, and he's very much his own bizarre genre :D

A lot of people who like his stuff also enjoy cyberpunk though, so I was wondering if you're into the genre. William Gibson's Neuromancer, Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash, and Richard K. Morgan's Takeshi Kovacs series all have that sort of gritty surrealism I found interesting.

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Post by antoi1994 » 07 Feb 2018, 14:27

This may seem odd but if you like fantasy and haven't read the whole series of Pittacus Lore's 'I am Number Four', it would be a good and worthy time spent on reading. Just a suggestion though.

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Post by ericahs » 24 Feb 2018, 10:03

starshipsaga wrote: ‚ÜĎ
07 Feb 2018, 14:19
It's always tough for me to recommend anything to other Philip K. Dick fans because as we all know he has his own very distinct style that few have succeeded in emulating, and he's very much his own bizarre genre :D

A lot of people who like his stuff also enjoy cyberpunk though, so I was wondering if you're into the genre. William Gibson's Neuromancer, Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash, and Richard K. Morgan's Takeshi Kovacs series all have that sort of gritty surrealism I found interesting.
I came here to suggest Neuromancer and Snowcrash, so right on friend These two are kind of the granddaddies of cyberpunk. Neuromancer is full of very vivid characters and just truly amazing world building. It has the same gritty, underground vibe as Electric Sheep. Snowcrash is so much fun to read. It's, basically, about virtual reality but includes a ton of that cyberpunk imagery. The plot is also just really exciting, it was on of those books I just couldn't put down.

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Post by billaicher » 28 Feb 2018, 23:00

Have you read anything by Brian Aldiss? The collection of short stories that contains Supertoys Last All Summer Long is pretty fantastic (it's the story the movie AI was based off of).

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Post by AngieIs » 22 Mar 2018, 23:48

Stansilav Lem! (Come on, there's a reason why Dick accused him of being a communist plot!) Solaris is the one everybody knows, but I personally think Fiasco is more fun.

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