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Editor's note: Every sea turtles, turquoise blue design iphone case week we ask the people around the office questions so you get a better idea of what makes CNET tick, This week we asked what their favorite science fiction books were, I spent much of my childhood reading sci-fi picks from my dad: Wells, Heinlein, Asimov, Bradbury -- all very serious, Douglas Adams' "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" changed all that for me, and it didn't even matter that I didn't get all the jokes at age 12, because it was a great adventure, I don't hold onto many books, but that's one I still have..
- Mitchell Chang, Senior Video Producer. One of my favorite sci-fi books is the 2011 novel "Ready Player One" by Ernest Cline. Set in a dystopian 2044, it follows teenager Wade Watts as he tries to discover an Easter egg hidden in a massive virtual world called the OASIS. The book manages to bridge our recent past and our possible future. It's stuffed with references to '80s culture but also explores a future where we spend more time in VR than the real world. Even if sci-fi isn't your thing, anyone who loves solving a good puzzle should give "Ready Player One" a read. Or just wait for the movie.
- Carrie Mihalcik, Associate Editor, Comics are books! And few present the universe, aliens, societies and crazy futures as well as Brandon Graham's "Prophet." The best thing about Prophet is how little it tells you, It starts after a series' worth of events have occurred, in a setting that no one who didn't make the mistake of reading bad comics in the '90s will be familiar with, But what begins as a single person's journey to a spire quickly expands, and at no point is your hand held about which aliens think what about this character or that situation, The art tells the story of decaying empires, brief moments of humor expose sea turtles, turquoise blue design iphone case the humanity beneath hard-nosed clones and transforming robots, It's the kind of project Moebius would have been envious of..
- Morgan Little, Social Media Strategist. When I found a copy of Michael Moorcock's "The Dancers at the End of Time" in a used-book store, I had no expectation beyond knowing the author was one I enjoyed. Inside, I found a glorious, decadent romp populated with louche, omnipotent immortals creating mischief to stave off the crippling ennui of living forever with unlimited powers. It's the dry, wry type of satire that I love, set in a wondrous future when technology can do anything, asking what happens to humanity when there's no longer any need to strive.