The Greatest "Science fiction, Soft Science Fiction, Calcutta" Books of All Time

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Science fiction

Science fiction is a genre of literature that explores the potential consequences of scientific and other innovations on society and individuals. It often features futuristic or imaginary settings, advanced technologies, and scientific concepts that are not yet fully understood or realized. Science fiction can encompass a wide range of themes, including space exploration, time travel, artificial intelligence, and alternate realities. It is a genre that allows authors to speculate on the future of humanity and the impact of scientific progress on our lives.

Soft Science Fiction

Soft science fiction, often abbreviated as "soft sci-fi," is a subgenre of science fiction that emphasizes the social sciences, such as psychology, sociology, and anthropology, over the hard sciences like physics and chemistry. Unlike its counterpart, hard science fiction, which focuses on scientific accuracy and technical detail, soft science fiction explores the human condition, societal changes, and speculative futures through the lens of technology and its impact on society. This genre often delves into themes of ethics, culture, and human relationships, using futuristic settings and speculative technology as a backdrop to examine how these elements interact and affect individuals and societies. Soft science fiction is less concerned with the how and why of technology itself, and more interested in the implications and consequences of technological and societal evolution, making it a rich field for exploring complex characters, speculative societies, and philosophical questions.

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  1. 1. The Calcutta Chromosome by Amitav Ghosh

    "The Calcutta Chromosome" by Amitav Ghosh is a captivating science fiction novel that intertwines the stories of Antar, a computer programmer in New York, and Murugan, a former employee of the British Indian Medical Service in Calcutta. As Antar delves into the mysterious disappearance of Murugan, he becomes immersed in a complex web of history, science, and conspiracy. The book explores themes of time travel, medical research, and the pursuit of knowledge, taking readers on a thrilling journey through the streets of Calcutta and the depths of the human mind.

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