Need a new author.

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  1. Challenger78 Valued Senior Member

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    Been considering picking up the entire series of Saga of the Seven Suns by Kevin J anderson since I read book 3. But, The writing seems a bit simplistic and it reads like a thriller more than a science fiction story. Similar to how the dune books became intensely personal rather than big-picture oriented.

    I already have the niche filled with Dune and a whole bunch of Star Trek books, and I was looking for something more hard- science fiction, along the lines of Alastair Reynolds Revelation space or Century Rain.

    Or something different. Anything will do.
     
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  5. The Flemster Unstoppable sex machine Registered Senior Member

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    I'll recommend Flood and Ark, both by Stephen Baxter, as well as Titan by the same author for sci-fi and anything by David Moody for survival horror.
    Also, try Snow by Adam Roberts. Intelligent heavy sci-fi at it's finest, imo.
    Oh, and the Axis Of Time series by John Birmingham for a clever take on an alternative WW2.
     
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  7. InTheFlesh77 Set the controls... Registered Senior Member

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    Will have to look into some of those books myself :bravo:.
     
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  9. swivel Sci-Fi Author Valued Senior Member

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    Another vote for Peter F. Hamilton. The "Naked God" trilogy is brilliant.

    Also, if you haven't read my books yet, then shame on you!
     
  10. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    Oh yeah, there's that weird bloke on Sciforums that's scribbled a book or two...
    Mollycoddled, or something.

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    He's worth reading.
     
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    But seriously, the Molly books rock!
     
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    Well the first couple of chapters (which is all I've read) do.
    Waiting 'til I'm rich enough to buy the book (when's the paperback version out, BTW - they take up less shelf space).
     
  14. swivel Sci-Fi Author Valued Senior Member

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    The paperbacks are already out. If you need to save space and money, the Kindle versions are a steal. The first book is a mere $2.99, and you can read it on your computer, phone, iPad, Kindle, whatever.

    Amazon has a new royalty rate to promote lower prices for e-books. It means better deals for the readers AND the writers. One of the few companies thinking along those terms right now.
     
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    You mean Molly Fyde.. lol.. Yeah, still looking for him in the bookstores..
    You should read swivel's short stories, they're pretty good too.

    I have read baxter, and I didn't really like him ,save for his collaborations with Clarke.
    I'll look out for Adam Roberts..

    And I've read axis of time.. have you read his "Without Warning" and "After America" ? It alll went downhill from there.
     
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    I'm waiting for Without Warning and After America to come out here in paperback before I get stuck into them. I'm looking forward to them but if you say they're not all that, maybe I'll not like em so much...?
    The Axis Of Time books were fantastic, I thought, Be a shame if he's let the quality slide though...
     
  17. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    The Hammer's Slammers series is pretty good. I think you'd like them.
    Or try Gordie Dickson, especially the Dorsai/ Childe Cycle books.
     
  18. Caution! Robot Registered Member

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    OP: Have you tried Ian Watson? If you're looking for something more sophisticated and highly inventive give him a try. He collaborated with Stanley Kubrick on A.I.

    "Slow Birds" and "The Jonah Kit" might be good places to start.
     
  19. AlexG Like nailing Jello to a tree Valued Senior Member

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    An excellent series are the Miles Vorkosigan books by Lois McMaster Bujold.
     
  20. Cowboy My Aim Is True Valued Senior Member

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    I've read the Hammer's Slammers series as well as Northworld. They're pretty good.
     
  21. psikeyhackr Live Long and Suffer Valued Senior Member

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    AIf you really want to blow your brain you have to of course read Ian M Banks.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iain_Banks#The_Culture_novels

    The Culture novels are THE space opera series that HAS to be read.

    Robert reed.

    Marrow series:
    Marrow
    The well of Stars

    Non-related:

    Sister alice.

    If you haven't read any of Stephen Baxter's Xeelee books, you should as well.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_baxter#Xeelee_Sequence


    Jack Varley...olala.

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    I used to like Peter F Hamilton, but his last series of books ruined it for me.
    But I used to love the The Night's Dawn Trilogy. Not the most recent trilogy.
     
  23. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    John Varley, surely.
    And his Titan, Wizard etc series...
     

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