Something that may be worth trying is the odder writers of the second golden age aka new wave, early Zelazny (his science fiction shorts), Bester, Blish and Ballard.
Their feel is completely different from the early hard sf authors.
Reductionist and proud of it.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn. Benjamin Franklin
Chase after the truth like all hell and you'll free yourself, even though you never touch its coat tails. Clarence Darrow
A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read. Mark Twain