Science Fiction Recommendations

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

  1. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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  2. Diode-Man Awesome User Title Registered Senior Member

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    Well, I'm writing a sci-fi book right now! But I can hardly recommend it, seeing as it is not yet complete!
     
  3. spidergoat nameless monster Valued Senior Member

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    The Old Man and the Wasteland

    99 cents on Amazon for kindle! What a great post-apocalyptic novel. Takes place in the American southwest after terrorists blow up almost all major American cities with nukes.
     
  4. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    Also post-apocalyptic A Boy and His Dog is quite entertaining.

    Synopsis: Based on the novella by Harlan Ellison, A Boy and His Dog is set in a post-apocalyptic future where canned goods are used as currency and where entertainment often consists of old porn reels. Vic (Don Johnson) is a violent, illiterate scavenger, principally interested in getting laid. He communicates telepathically with his deceptively cute-looking dog Blood (voiced by Tim McIntire); Vic finds food for Blood, while Blood sniffs out girls for Vic. One of these girls is the sexy Quilla June (Susanne Benton), who, unbeknownst to Vic is a spy for an underground society, headed by a Mr. Craddock (Jason Robards Jr.). This subterranean civilization needs a human "sperm bank" to stay alive, and the oversexed Vic fills the bill. Produced by character actor Alvy Moore (Mr. Kimball of TV's Green Acres), A Boy and His Dog was written and directed by another veteran actor, L.Q. Jones
     
  5. ScribJellyDonut Registered Senior Member

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    Why does that sound like a porno?
     
  6. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    It's not. But a dog like that would be worth more than it's weight in gold.:D
     
  7. Believe Happy medium Valued Senior Member

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    I've got to add another one to this, Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan
     
  8. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    All three of his Takeshi Kovacs books (Altered Carbon, Broken Angels and Woken Furies are worth it.
    Black Man isn't so good, Market Forces even worse, but his new fantasy series (only The Steel Remains out so far) is pretty good.
     
  9. river Valued Senior Member

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    hmmm... tried to buy his books ( the ones you recommend ) all sold out

    hard and soft

    try later
     
  10. river Valued Senior Member

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    the Dune series by Frank Herbert
     
  11. Apoloto Eat your veggies now SHEWT EP! Registered Senior Member

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    Wow this is the only thread I have that isn't dead yet lol
     
  12. darksidZz Ahimsa to you! Valued Senior Member

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    I once had a book list but lost it :L
     
  13. Liebling Doesn't Need to be Spoonfed. Valued Senior Member

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    'The Dispossessed' by Ursula Le Guin
    'Brave New World' by Aldous Huxley
    'The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress' by Robert a. Heinlein
    'The Land of Laughs' by Johnathan Carroll

    Reading 'The Land of Laughs' right now and thoroughly enjoying it. Johnathan Carroll's descriptions are succulent and full of substance. His writing is like a modern Borges.
     
  14. Watcher Just another old creaker Registered Senior Member

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    I think some of these have been mentioned, but...

    Dune - Frank Herbert
    Foundation - Isaac Asimov
    Foundation and Empire - Isaac Asimov
    The End of Eternity - Isaac Asimov
    Gateway - Frederik Pohl
    Beyond the Blue Event Horizon - Frederik Pohl
    Something Wicked This Way Comes - Ray Bradbury
    A Canticle for Leibowitz - William Miller
    Stranger In A Strange Land - Robert A. Heinlein

    So many others...
     
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  16. Epictetus here & now Registered Senior Member

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    All of these are very fine science fiction, but let's not forget the granddaddy of them all: Herbert George Wells. Given his era, it's amazing that anyone could have anticipated so much. Where are the likes of H.G. Wells today? I think it's barely possible for one person to know/keep up with all the aspects of modern science well enough for such a genius to exist.

    A few years back I read of the discovery of a previously unknown H.G. Wells novel, but haven't heard anything since. The hero lived in the distant future world of the 1960s :eek:. It was an impersonal world of over urbanization, monstrously tall buildings, prohibitively expensive self-propelled horseless carriages. The hero was a down and out 'poet' wandering bleakly through this brave new world. I tell you, the man was a prophet! (Does anyone have more info on this novel, please?)

    Incidentally, below are photos of H.G. and his great grandson Simon Wells who directed the 2002 film The Time Machine It amazes me how much people resemble their ancestors. Even I, when I see photos of my ancestors from the 19th century, people I don't even know the names of, I think "Oh! Oh!" Somehow they are as familiar as my own brothers and sisters. It's amazing! But, I suppose to be expected.


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  17. madanthonywayne Mourning in America Staff Member

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    I loved those, but don't forget his earlier novel, The guns of the south.

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    Racist time travelers give the South machine guns during the US civil war.
     
  18. spidergoat nameless monster Valued Senior Member

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    Calculating God, by Robert Sawyer
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    The novel opens as a vaguely spider-like alien — a Forhilnor named Hollus — lands in the courtyard of the Royal Ontario Museum, in Toronto. Hollus promptly scuttles up to the information desk and asks to speak to a paleontologist.
     
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