Top 10 Sci-fi Books of All Time : Science Channel
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This list you stashed earlier is pretty good, too:
If you are into the more modern 80s/90s hardcore scifi, and you were a fan of 2001, Brave New World, Ender's Game or The Golden Compass, I highly recommend this book!!
"Long ago, an alien “searcher” ship flew too close to a star gone nova. Though heavily damaged, the ship landed on one of Saturn’s moons, Titan.
Attempting to fulfill its original function of seeding suitable planets for exploitation, the ship creates an bewildering society of self-replicating machines that gives rise to a bizarre ecosystem and culture with intelligent beings and organically grown houses. The intelligent beings are known as Taloids and they have developed their own brand of religion around a mythical figure, a creator of machines, and hence, life. ****
When humans descend from the sky, the Taloids see them as those creators. **** "
The Robots become sentient of themselves, and thus, ponder on who made them. Great metaphors, akin to the Cartesian-era acknowledgment of Time and Clocks, and therefore the concept of The Clockmaker aka God....This is the book I thought of when I read about the MIT self-assembling robot cubes: