Science Fiction Recommendations

Discussion in 'Sci Reviews' started by Apoloto, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. Apoloto Eat your veggies now SHEWT EP! Registered Senior Member

    Hey it's me apoloto!
    So, I would like to know what kind of Scifi books you would recommend:confused:, because I am a huge fan of the genre. Now, first of all, don't post any of the books listed, because I have already read them:

    Jurassic Park
    The Andromeda Strain
    The Lost World
    The Time Quartet (A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, & Many Waters)
    Double Helix
    The Maze Runner
    The Hunger Games
    The Giver

    I hope that you recommend some really good reads!
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2011
  2. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

    This is some what hard as most of my Scifi reading took place many years ago and I normally remember authors better than book titles.

    Try the link below, I've read most of the great ones, sometimes everything they wrote. I didn't see EE Doc Smith, but I really liked his stuff. If you want to get any of his stuff you'll have to find used books on the Internet I would recommend the Skylark series. Order all the books in the series at once so you can do them in order as fast as you like.
  3. Apoloto Eat your veggies now SHEWT EP! Registered Senior Member

    I've read a little bit about the first book, The Skylark of Space, online, and it sounds like a very good read! Thanks for the suggestion!
  4. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

    I believe there are 4 books to that series. Also the Lensman series is excellent. It's hard to believe he started writing these series’s back in the 1930's. I found a good link that list all his books.
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  6. Apoloto Eat your veggies now SHEWT EP! Registered Senior Member

    Thanks again!!!
  7. Lilalena Registered Senior Member

    I would suggest the short stories from the golden years of sf (1930's to 50's). There are tons of anthologies, read as many as you can. Almost every sf novel or film you come across now will have taken their idea from one of these stories. You might enjoy the old sf magazines too - analog, astounding, etc. If you are serious about science fiction you should be sure to know the work of isaac asimov, arthur c clarke and ray bradbury (to begin with). My personal favourites among the greats though were a little less well known - theodore sturgeon and robert sheckley.
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  8. Kel "Not all who wander are lost." Registered Senior Member

    Give Gordon R. Dickson's Dorsai books a try
  9. spidergoat monosyllabic dictionary Valued Senior Member

  10. synthesizer-patel Sweep the leg Johnny! Valued Senior Member

    I love a bit of Dick every now and then ! ;)

    "For everyone lost in the endlessly multiplicating realities of the modern world, remember: Philip K. Dick got there first" - Terry Gilliam

    Once of my favourite SciFi books recently was Halting State by Charles Stross
  11. chimpkin C'mon, get happy! Registered Senior Member

  12. Repo Man Valued Senior Member

  13. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

    Book reading on YouTube, that's really cool. You wouldn't happen to know if they do complete books would you? Besides that I to like Alfred Bester.
  14. Repo Man Valued Senior Member

    I doubt it. That appears to have been done by a fan. He can probably slide on copyright issues by only doing one chapter, but would likely get knocked off for doing the whole thing. And, that would be quite a bit of work.

    Reading the notes on that, he's saying a film version is due for release in 2012? If true, I hope it's faithful to the book.
  15. scheherazade Northern Horse Whisperer Valued Senior Member

    I have read and enjoyed quite a variety of Robert Heinlein's work.
  16. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member


    I've read most of Asimov and Heinlein and some of Clarke’s stuff. When I pick up a SciFi book and start reading, if I'm not hooked within the first 50 pages, I probably won't finish the book, and I found that more often than not Clarke fell into that category for me.
  17. darksidZz Valued Senior Member

    Actually you are along my tastes.... I read the Foundation series and loved it, very EPIC. I then began on Heinlein and found his work to be more my thing because it's just written with such style and like he really cared what he thought up. So in all those are my two favorite authors of fiction. I also really enjoyed Saturns Race by Larry Niven and there was a very cool one about something but I've forgotten it :( I am going to read these cool books about terraforming it's a fiction umm damn what's the name grrr! I use to have a BOOK LIST of everything I read that way I'd never forget, but damned if i lost it :(
  18. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

    It's a real bitch when your halfway through a book and you realize you've already read it before. That does happen when your list of read books is in the thousands. However if I liked it the first time around there's a good chance I'll finish it the second time too.
  19. ScribJellyDonut Registered Senior Member

    My clicking on this thread had a dual purpose

    I'd recommend The Foundation Series by Isaac Asimov as well.

    I also think I will now read The Star My Destination recommended by Repo Man, as it looks interesting. I doubt I will hold out for a movie adaption, though ;-) since they usually never do the book justice.
  20. hardalee Registered Senior Member

    IMHO, Starship Toopers, (the book, not the movie) and Tactics of Mistake were the best SF I ever read.

    The Foundation series and Dune series would be next.

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