Books I read. Well, the game is principally inspired by The Illuminatus Trilogy by Roberts Shea and Wilson.
Anything by Frank Herbert, esp. Dune.
Roger Zelazny, Amber etc.
Philip K Dick, though I prefer the films, like Total Recall.
Robert Sheckley, a forgotten master of humorous SF.
AE Van Vogt, esp The Null A Stories. (thanx for Non Aristotlean Thinking!!!!!)
Ian M Banks, on a good day. Against a Dark Background is a MUST.
Michael Moorcock, esp The Knight of the Swords.
AA Attanasio, BRILLIANT times 3.
Alan Dean Foster.
Arthur C Clarke.
Can’t forget Kurt Vonnegut Jnr. The Sirens of Titan is one of the best books ever.
So, you see, it’s mainly classic SF and Science Fantasy. Piers and AA Attanasio are probably the newest. These days I’m more into SF Films, as since Star Trek, things have got pretty cool on the movie scene. As for the films I like, I’m sure you’ll be able to predict that. The main theme I look for is a clever plot, or informative ideas (Arthur C. Clarke).
And if you’ve never read Modesty Blaise……..
Of course, if you’ve read Illuminatus, the game makes a lot more sense. But if you want to know more about Discordianism, look up Principia Discordia up on the web (it’s a 60 page book on the net/free like)