After Westworld : What To Read

Westworld is my biggest crush and favourite show of 2016 ! The show explores a theme park built on androids, where the ”hosts” (androids) can interact and entertain the ”guests” (real lives people). It’s set in the western area, and we discover the darkest secrets of this mysterious world. After finishing the whole first season, I thought it’d be interesting to explore the books that discuss the same matters. So for you fans out there who can’t get enough of Aritficial Intelligence and Androids !

  1. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? By Philip K.Dick 

7082Recently finished this, and I admit it’s a quite particular read. One of the scenes in the book reminds me a lot of scenes in Westworld and makes me wonder if their inspiration come from this book itself!

It was January 2021, and Rick Deckard had a license to kill.
Somewhere among the hordes of humans out there, lurked several rogue androids. Deckard’s assignment–find them and then…”retire” them. Trouble was, the androids all looked exactly like humans, and they didn’t want to be found

41804     2. I, Robot by Isaac Asimov

WELL OBVIOUSLY RIGHT? Haven’t got the chance to read the book but saw the movie !

3. Uglies by Scott Westerfield 

24770High-end paradise where you can get any surgery done to be pretty when you turn 16 and enter the whole new world of luxury. Like the hosts in the show, the characters in this trilogy become slowly aware of the Ugliness of their world.

4. Cinder by Marissa Meyer 11235712

This book seems to always make the list LOL I mean, a cyborg mixed with fairytale retelling WHAT NOT TO LOVE.

5. PLUTO by Naoki Urasawa, Osamu Tezuka, and Takashi Nagasaki

pluto_manga_vol_1This one is particular, I don’t always put mangas in my list but I find this one pertinent to be in it.

Pluto follows the European robot detective Gesicht in his attempts to solve the case of a string of robot and human deaths. The case becomes more puzzling when evidence suggests a robot is responsible for the murders, the first one in eight years.

6. R.U.R by Karel Capek 436562

Mass-produced, efficient & servile labor, Čapek’s Robots remember everything, but lack creative thought, & the Utopian life they provide ultimately lacks meaning. When the Robots revolt, killing all but one of their masters, they must attempt to learn the secret of self-duplication.

DAMN, doesn’t this sound good?!

What else can you recommend me ?

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23 thoughts on “After Westworld : What To Read

  1. Great idea for a post Trang. I haven’t seen Westworld myself but there are plenty of people talking about it and I know more than a few people who are loving the show, or what they’ve seen at the moment wherever in it they are.
    I really enjoyed Uglies when I first read it, I don’t see it much on WordPress though, and Cinder is actually part of my all-time favourite series so it’s great to see that made it onto your list. In fact I think just from the books you’ve featured you’ve convinced me to start watching Westworld! 😀

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  2. Great post!! I’m hopefully gonna try Asimov at some point this year!! I’ve also seen the movie- but I really want to read it at some point! And I’m really really looking forward to watching Westworld ever since you mentioned it on your blog!!

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