Books: SciFi & Fantasy

Discussion in 'SciFi & Fantasy' started by Porfiry, Oct 3, 2001.

  1. glaucon tending tangentially Moderator

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    Yeah, it's a shame how slow he's been going as of late.
    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.
     
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  3. Ilithi_Dragon Dragon Overlord Registered Senior Member

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    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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  5. Shogun Bleed White and Blue! Valued Senior Member

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    Starship Troopers by Robert A Heinlein.
     
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    What an unorthodox choice

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  8. Shogun Bleed White and Blue! Valued Senior Member

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    It is a great book and it is highly influential, what more can I say.

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    Tom Clancy is my favorite author however, too bad he doesn't write Sci Fi.
     
  9. ricrery Banned Banned

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    The Horus Heresy novel Mechanicum has been stated to be like a Tom Clancy novel, in space, but I've never read it.
     
  10. Starshower8 Registered Member

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    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?
     
  11. Caution! Robot Registered Member

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    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. Miko Registered Member

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    Hello there

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    My current favs are:

    Peter F. Hamilton, John Scalzi and Terry Pratchett.

    And now onto reading the entire thread, for new inspiration :wave:
     
  13. Believe Happy medium Valued Senior Member

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    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.
     
  14. MostyMath Registered Senior Member

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    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!
     
  15. Honeyb35 Registered Member

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    Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card is very good too. As is Dune by Frank Herbert. Or read Rash by Pete Hautman.
     
  16. sheneversleeps Registered Member

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    Vonnegut definitely!
     
  17. Jan Ardena Valued Senior Member

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    ''Replay'' by Ken Grimwood.
    Definately worth a read if you're into time travel.

    jan.
     
  18. Snocrash Registered Member

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    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
     
  19. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    Galactic Center Saga

    This series has a lot of great elements and is a very good read. I highly recommend it.

     
  20. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

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    Is it just me? The first part of Ender's Game was good. But the ending seemed to be dragged out and diluted. Maybe the denouement was too long; the side stories about the brother and the sister was pretentious, pointless crap.
     
  21. Der Großmann Registered Member

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    Seconded! I really enjoyed this novel.
    For time travel I also recommend Stephen King's 11/22/63.
     
  22. Torok Registered Member

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    You could try this sci fi novel also. Starts off a bit slow but revs up once the lead character is transported to another planet in another galaxy.
    It's titled "Children of Zar" It's an ebook for Kindle but can be read on iPad, smartphone, etc. It's on Amazon.com
     
  23. Intersect Registered Member

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    Terran trade authority books mostly for the art and inspiration.
     

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