As a last hoorah for this blog I figured that we (although there aren't many members I suppose) should recommend some science fiction for each other to look into. For any of the students who took this class and do not hate sci-fi for making you read it, I would be interested in any suggestions. I am a huge fan of Philip K. Dick first and foremost. I am also into Alfred Bester, Michelle Houellebecq (sort of sci-fi, check out The Elementary Particles) Douglas Adams, and recently I have discovered Stanislaw Lem and want to read more of his stuff. Italo Calvino has some work that is considered sci-fi and he is just amazing.
p.s. Would you mind recommending some fantasy for me, Prof. Simon?