Thinking about reading this one next. I've heard that it's wonderful but I'm not sure if I should read this or Demolished Man first. #sciencefiction
The Count of Monte Cristo in the 25th century
This book is a trip and you'll want to jaunt yourself after reading it, LOL. Some allowances have to be made since this was written in the 50s, but I can fully understand why this is in a science fiction masterworks list. All the settings this book goes through, often in a disturbing and very possible dystopian way, make it the revered classic that it is.
"This was a Golden Age, a time of high adventure, rich living, and hard dying... but nobody thought so. This was a future of fortune and theft, pillage and rapine, culture and vice... but nobody admitted it. This was an age of extremes, a fascinating century of freaks... but nobody loved it."