To Understand the Tech Lords, Look to Their Libraries

Science fiction has left an indelible mark on some of the world’s richest people

The Economist
May 15 · 4 min read
Author Iain Banks. Photo: David Levenson/Getty Images

Literary types have long been sniffy about science fiction. Ian McEwan, a feted British novelist, has been at pains to distance his most recent book, about an intelligent android, from “sci-fi”, even though the idea is one of the most…

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