Book recommendations for Science Literacy Week

As part of the Science Literacy Week in Canada September 18-24, here are some book suggestions by the Calcul Québec staff. We obviously have a weakness for classic Sci-Fi books… perhaps supercomputers have been feeding our imagination for a long time? 

Neuromancer by William Gibson – 1984
The expression “Cyberspace” comes from this book. The author describes a reality that strangely resembles today’s society. It’s a must read!

2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke – 1968
We can’t resist a story about the origins of humanity, space exploration, artificial intelligence and a supercomputer that goes crazy – all in one book.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Adam Douglas – 1979
This sci-fi novel is totally absurd! There is a concept called the Infinite Improbability Drive and this in itself is reason enough to read it.