Re: Sci-fi book recommendations?
I saw Banks's 'transition' in the bookshop, looks pretty cool.
If you haven't read any Culture novels, let me throw a few Ship names at you (Ships have their own Minds (AIs) and are classed as citizens in their own right, and can so choose their own name):
No More Mr Nice Guy
What Are The Civilian Applications?
Fate Amenable To Change
Shoot Them Later
And some of their chracters are... out there.
"Ö Times change, and so must IÖ we all change. When you think about it, we are all different people, all through our lives and thatís okay, thatís good! You've gotta keep moving, so long as you remember all the people that you used to be."