The book I recommended at the first creative review was 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?' by Philip K Dick. I'm doing my dissertation on the film Blade Runner, and this is the book that it's based on. I'd actually read this book a while ago before I'd seen the film, and decided to start reading it again recently.
It also contains one of the best words ever : Kipple.
" JR - Kipple is useless objects, like junk mail or match folders after
you use the last match or gum wrappers of yesterday's homeopape.
When nobody's around, kipple reproduces itself. For instance, if you go to
bed leaving any kipple around your apartment, when you wake up the
next morning there's twice as much of it. It always gets more and more.
Pris- I see.
JR - There's the First Law of Kipple, "Kipple drives out nonkipple." Like Gresham's
law about bad money. And in these apartments there's been nobody
there to fight the kipple.
Pris - So it has taken over completely. Now I understand.
JR - Your place, here, this apartment you've picked - it's too kipple-ized to live in.
We can roll the kipple-factor back; we can do like I said, raid the other apartments. But -
Pris - But what?
JR - We can't win.
Pris - Why not?
JR - No one can win against kipple, except temporarily and maybe in one spot, like
in my apartment I've sort of created a stasis between the pressure of
kipple and nonkipple, for the time being. But eventually I'll die or go away, and then
the kipple will again take over. It's a universal principle operating throughout the
universe; the entire universe is moving toward a final state of total, absolute kippleization. "