Chris McKitterick (mckitterick) wrote,
Chris McKitterick
mckitterick

mundane SF book titles

Steve Wilson, on his "My Elves Are Different" blog, is having some fun at the expense of the mundane SFers. I'm meme-ing it!

(Here's a concise defintion of "mundane SF.")

So, if your SF can't have faster-than-light travel or communications, aliens, time travel, alternate universes, immortality, telepathy, or any other type of speculative (unproven) ideas, what do you have left? Mundane-ness! So let's mundane some famous novels. Here are my offerings:

Budrys:
Rogue Earth

Card:
Ender's Computer Game

Gunn:
Campus

Sturgeon:
Less Than Human

Vinge:
A Fire upon the Shallows

Zebrowski:
Microlife

What would you add? I assume you also can't have artificial intelligence, re-created dinosaurs, technological singularities, mind uploads, or anti-gravity. Dark matter is iffy, I would bet. Let's mundane-ize SF!

EDIT: OMG! Youse guys are making me LOL so much! More, please!

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