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Mind expanding fiction

John Faughnan "John G Faughnan"
The list author says: "A list of meme collections disguised as books of science fiction and, on occasion, other forms of fiction."
Permutation City
Permutation City
"Computational physics."
Schild's Ladder: A Novel
Schild's Ladder: A Novel
"Computational physics, speculation on the nature of simulation."
A Fire Upon The Deep (Zones of Thought)
A Fire Upon The Deep (Zones of Thought)
A Deepness in the Sky (Zones of Thought)
A Deepness in the Sky (Zones of Thought)
Marooned in Realtime (Peace War)
Marooned in Realtime (Peace War)
Evolution
Evolution
"One of the most memorable books I've read in the past decade. In addition to providing an unbeatable perspective on how evolution works, Baxter introduces the meme that we don't have to be the first sentient animal, just the first heavy tech animal."
Accelerando (Singularity)
Accelerando (Singularity)
"Economics 2.0: sentiences operating in corporate space. A deluge of ideas, not the most coherent book (fun but choppy) but definitely mind expanding."
Halting State
Halting State
"Simulation, computational physics."
Singularity Sky
Singularity Sky
"Singularity and serious thoughts wrapped up in space opera."
Eon
Eon
"Eon, and especially Eternity and Legacy make very serious effort to describe an extremely post-human world with some significant physics as well. Memorable and disturbing - especially the alien invaders."
Legacy: A Novel (Eon)
Legacy: A Novel (Eon)
"Eon, and especially Eternity and Legacy make very serious effort to describe an extremely post-human world with some significant physics as well. Memorable and disturbing - especially the alien invaders."
Eternity
Eternity
"Eon, and especially Eternity and Legacy make very serious effort to describe an extremely post-human world with some significant physics as well. Memorable and disturbing - especially the alien invaders."
Look to Windward
Look to Windward
Consider Phlebas
Consider Phlebas
Use of Weapons
Use of Weapons
The Player of Games
The Player of Games
Feersum Endjinn
Feersum Endjinn
Calculating God
Calculating God
"Creationist science fiction! Four answers to the Fermi Paradox: "dangerous universe", "transcendance", "low cost of havoc" (affordable instruments of mass murder mean any paranoid schizophrenic can wipe out civilization"), and rarity of intelligent life. Sawyer even adds a term to the Drake Equation: the percentage of one's population with schizophrenia. Warning: the ending is weak."
Diaspora
Diaspora
"In Egan's book the Singularity is called "The Introdus". The Introdus is mentioned here only as a historical event and it's a small part of the novel, but in a single sentence Egan explains the Fermi Paradox as a side-effect of the Introdus. Egan attempts to make a post-Introdus culture plausible, by essentially limiting the maximal "speed up" less than 800 times current human."
Matter (Culture)
Matter (Culture)
"Read the middle bit very carefully, the rogue Culture Agent on the dark side is particularly interesting."
Anathem
Anathem
"One of Stephenson's more digestible recent works, with a stimulating representation of how a society might keep itself on the edge of singularity."
Incandescence
Incandescence
"The ultimate example of the mind expandin genre. Do not start here, read others first, read other Egan first, then try it."