I’m interesting in reading some sci-fi novels, but I really don’t know where to start. There are so many different kinds and sub-genres, and I really don’t think I can pick anything out by just browsing the shelf at Boarders. So, what I really need are some recommendations.
The kind that interests me is probably what you’d call ‘cyber-punk’ – a gritty, dirty sort of future. The more ‘hard’ sci-fi (I’m not sure exactly what it’s called – think Arthur C. Clarke) can be good, but it’s really the cyber-punk that I’m interesting. I’ll take any suggestions, though. I’m incrediably new to this area, and need all the help I can get in finding some good selections.