Kim by Rudyard Kipling
One of my favorite science fiction novels is Lord of Light
(1967) by Roger Zelazny. It's one of the big books of the "New Wave" of sf in the 1960s. Zelazny writes it in a flowery style that's supposed to evoke the Indian culture of this colonized planet. I didn't realize this until many years later, but Zelazny is aping Kipling's prose from Kim
(I think), to create that "Indian" feel. It works great, though I think Kipling did it better.
So I guess I'm saying, if you liked Kim
and you like sf, you might Lord of Light