03-22-10, 03:54 PM #241
I was tentative at best, when I heard of the Last Chronicles, and his style has changed [for the worse, IMO], but I found that if I stuck with it, it was good.
Of course, I'd be quite happy with his now slow writing if I found out he was writing more Gap Series books....
That stuff was primo SF.
06-15-10, 05:45 PM #242
Don't know if anyone's mentioned them yet, but Dr. David Brin's Uplift Saga is a great series to pick up if you get the chance. Lots of fun ideas, and Dr. Brin's a great author (who also happens to be a real scientist, with a BS in astronomy, a MS in astrophysics, and a PhD. in philosophy).
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09-20-10, 12:16 PM #247
I haven't read much of any Science Fiction. Most of what I read is Fantasy.
I have never read Dune, but I have wanted to. What are some good Science Fiction books to start out with?
10-10-10, 12:00 PM #248
Ian Watson - A freakishly inventive and often overlooked sci-fi author. I found out about him through a story that Kubrick had bought everything Watson had written. Kubrick later hired him to collaborate on (the eventual Speilberg film) A.I.
Another vote for Arthur C. Clarke - you can't go wrong here!
12-08-10, 06:26 AM #249
My current favs are:
Peter F. Hamilton, John Scalzi and Terry Pratchett.
And now onto reading the entire thread, for new inspiration
01-11-11, 01:15 AM #250
The Horus heresy, at least most of it. Snow crash and the Diamond age by neil stephenson. The Hyperion series by Dan Simmons. Starship troopers by Heinline. Enders game and the books to come after by Orson Scott Card.
03-29-11, 02:07 PM #251
Really liked NOTW too. Just finished Wise Man's Fear and it was awesome. I'm really excited for when kvothe get's his naming abilities!
04-08-11, 05:48 AM #252
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card is very good too. As is Dune by Frank Herbert. Or read Rash by Pete Hautman.
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06-20-12, 10:42 AM #255
Some of my favorites: Snowcrash by Neil Stephenson, Will the Last Person To Leave the Planet Please Shut Off the Sun? by Mike Resnick, Anything by Ray Bradbury, Anything by Philip K. Dick
08-04-12, 05:32 PM #256
Galactic Center Saga
This series has a lot of great elements and is a very good read. I highly recommend it.
The Galactic Center Saga is a series of books by author Gregory Benford detailing a galactic war between mechanical and biological life.
In the Ocean of Night (1977) -- 1977 Nebula Award nominee, 1978 Locus Award nominee
Across the Sea of Suns (1984)
Great Sky River (1987) -- 1988 Nebula Nominee
Tides of Light (1989) -- 1990 Locus Award nominee
Furious Gulf (1994)
Sailing Bright Eternity (1996)
"A Hunger for the Infinite" a novella published in the anthology Far Horizons
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