The Science Fiction Books that Inspired SpaceX's Elon Musk

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Elon Musk is making all of our dreams of independent space flight come true, and he wants to put humans on Mars. He may even succeed. But what inspires him? Some classic science fiction books, apparently.

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MediaBistro's GalleyCat asked him which SF books in particular have inspired him, and the answer includes a lot of classics: Asimov's Foundation series, Robert A. Heinlein's best-known novels, and Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Plus the movie Dark City. Check out the full quote at the link. [GalleyCat]

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No disrespect intended, but doesn't the name "Elon Musk" sound like something from one of Iain Banks's Culture books? :)