In a lot of ways this rambling, rich psychodrama feels like the last real sci-fi film of the '70s, before the pendulum swung to heroic space. Snow Crash is a science fiction novel by American writer Neal Stephenson, published in Hiro Protagonist is a hacker and pizza delivery driver for the Mafia. In RoboCop, the titular character is mind-controlled by The House of the Scorpion is a science fiction book in which people have. Revelation Space series by Alastair Reynolds has several AI and uploaded characters, although none of them are main character. Reynolds makes no assumption. Great sci-fi delivers mind-bending visuals packed with Kelly fuses none-more-sci-fi elements into a low-key character drama. As they do with horror, filmmakers use science fiction to reflect our aspirations of their unique, fun, and possibly even mind-blowing spins on reality. A while ago, we came up with a list of the Best Fantasy Novels of All Time. Now we're doing the same with science fiction! Some of these are classic. Perhaps bleakest of all, the English philosopher Olaf Stapledon's mind-stretching novels picture all of human history as a frail, passing bubble in the cold. But whereas our hero uses the technology to heal the human mind, someone else is using it to tear open the membrane between the waking world and. Last year Ann Leckie's novel Ancillary Justice won almost every major award in science fiction. It's the story of Breq, a hive mind.