There’s no place like… an SF universe

Last night at the Clarke award a nice young woman with a video camera asked me the following question:
If you could live in any science fiction universe which one would you choose?
Immediately my head was filled with places I definitely do NOT want to live such as Peter F. Hamilton’s Night’s Dawn universe. I stammered out an answer about Tanith Lee’s Drinking Sapphire Wine world but that’s a worryingly hedonistic answer. So I’m throwing it open to my readers. If you could move anywhere in the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, where would you like to live?

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6 Comments

  1. Posted April 30, 2009 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    Well, the traditional answer is the Culture … but think I’d be inclined to go for one of Kim Stanley Robinson’s futures. His Mars is quite something.

  2. Andie
    Posted April 30, 2009 at 4:17 pm | Permalink

    Despite all the pear shaped I like the Palace-verse.

    Where by ‘like’ I mean it would be interesting, a bit like the apocryphal curse and that kind of look at future computer technology always intrigues me.

  3. Posted May 1, 2009 at 12:00 am | Permalink

    I’d go with Moorcock’s Dancers at the End of Time milieu… everyone there is very jaded and melancholic, but a world free of death where power rings can convert anything you can imagine into reality? Sign me up!

  4. Posted June 22, 2009 at 10:57 pm | Permalink

    If I had the choice of worlds to live in then I would have to go with the Aurian world described in Mr. Shannon LeJuan Clements novel The Star Explorer: The Discovery. It’s very out of this world!

    • Posted July 16, 2009 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

      Um, excuse me but are you actually recommending your own book in multiple comments to my blog? If so, that’s a bit cheesy – and not at all likely to encourage people to read it. Recommendation should come from someone other than yourself, Mr Clements!

  5. Posted July 8, 2009 at 10:16 pm | Permalink

    Somewhere serene, and technologically advanced. The first idea in my head are the uppermost levels of Corruscant. Wherever I was, I would have to be able to see the sky. I love those kind of places. The brightly lit, open spaces – full of nurtured plants and incredible architecture. The Citadel in Mass Effect, Belgravia, Transcendance, Atlantis in Stargate. Light, Water, Life, Air.


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