# Your favourite SF book, movie and music.

Discussion in 'SciFi & Fantasy' started by kazbadan, Oct 7, 2005.

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Which is the bets book (in your opinion9 of SF? Your favourite SF book. Why

I ask the same thing for:
-favourite SF movie

-favourite music related with SF.

About the books or movie i dont have any idea, but the music for sure that is the album "The Songs of distant Earth" from Mike Oldfield. Very good.

3. ### kenworthdude...**** it,lets go bowlingRegistered Senior Member

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stephen baxter - titan
event horizon (if you ignore the cheesy bits)

5. ### LucasRegistered Senior Member

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Book: Between the strokes of night (spoiler: the Immortals are indeed humans that escaped the nuclear disaster on Earth)
Music: Dr Who theme
Movie: Total Recall

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7. ### ArquibusMaster of Useless InformationRegistered Senior Member

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Movie-not really sure, couldn't decide.
Books-Anything Star Wars by Timothy Zahn (Heir to the Empire Trilogy, Spectre of the Past, Vision of the Future, etc.)
Music-Homeworld-The Ladder by Yes, theme song of the game Homeworld

8. ### RomanBannedBanned

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Book- Dune
Movie– Terminator 2
Music– I don't know, maybe something Matrix related, like Spybreak! by the Propellerheads or Rob Dougan's Clubbed to Death.

9. ### Thor"Pfft, Rebel scum!"Valued Senior Member

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There she goes just a walking down the street...

Book - The Invaders Plan by L. Ron Hubbard
The first of the "Mission: Earth" series of books, this adds a dark humourous twist on the inner workings of a devious alien invasion plot as seen on their side through the eyes of spineless alien government agent.

Movie - If you can count it as sci fi, Dog Soldiers. Nothing else is guarenteed to put the shits up me like this movie while giving me some damned decent laughs. If not, Equilibrium as it defied many generic conventions to deliver a truely memorable experience.

Music - Equilibrium OST by Klaus Badelt
Simply stunning soundtrack to an equally great movie. Every piece of music fits the exact mood of the movie perfectly.

10. ### Wingmaker SeekerMudutu Ina GishtilRegistered Senior Member

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Book: Tie between Sphere (Michael Crichton) and Neuromancer (William Gibson)

Movie: Yet another tie between 12 Monkeys and Dreamcatcher

Music: I don't know, the Equilibrium music was great though (I agree with Thor the movie was good as well).

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Dreamcatcher is great in the beggining. After that i dont like the way the story devolops. but still be a great movie.

12. ### KilljoyPropelling The Farce!!Valued Senior Member

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Don't know if you knew this, but Songs of Distant Earth is also the title of a book by Arthur C Clarke.

As for my favorite book...
Damn... too many to narrow it down to one, I think...
Some oddball examples come to mind.

The Last Stand of the DNA Cowboys by Mick Farren
Transmigration of Souls by William Barton
The Karma Affair by Arsen Darnay
Integral Trees by Larry Niven
Also -
Fred Pohl's Heechee saga...
The first 3 Dune books...
etc, etc...

A movie...
Kooky as the film is, I have to say A Clockwork Orange.
There's a local grocery store which plays "canned" music thru a speaker system, and I still have to laugh every time "Singin' in the Rain" comes on while I'm in there.
See the film if you haven't... You might think me a nut-job, but you'll see what I mean.

Music...
Just got thru listening to Christopher Franke's Babylon 5 soundtrack CD.
Good stuff !

13. ### kenworthdude...**** it,lets go bowlingRegistered Senior Member

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the film was weird,the main point was the opposite of the one the book was trying to make.i liked the book better.

14. ### KilljoyPropelling The Farce!!Valued Senior Member

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I read the book a few years back, but must admit to having comitted little of it to memory. Perhaps it was all the Nadsat jargon.

Obviously, though, it was hard to imagine Malcom McDowell and his cohorts as a bunch of teenagers, and I think I see what you mean about the contradictory messages.

The film version was a Stanley Kubrick "joint".
Small wonder that it seems a lot of 'em were smoked while making it...
Next you'll be complaining 2001 didn't make no sense.

It seemed also to be guilty of the cliche Hollywood practice of bulldozing the subtlety & depth out of a work in the process of trying to encapsulate it into...
crap... an hour and a half. (running time 136min.)

I can see - especially 30+ years later - where it sometimes looks almost as corny as Barbarella.

I guess part of what I like is the weirdness of it.
LoL
Plus McDowell's performance, for whatever my 2 cents is worth.
He sounded like he actually used terms like "tolchock", "yarbles", and "gulliver" on a daily basis, and just hearing the Nadsat terms spoken, rather than reading them.

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15. ### kenworthdude...**** it,lets go bowlingRegistered Senior Member

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yeah,i think i would have liked the film if i would have seen it before i read the book (for that reason i didnt read lor of the rings until after) it was just i was trying to work out why everything seemed so different to the book.little things which added up to big things....

16. ### RomanBannedBanned

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There's your problem right there. You're lack of comprehension.

A Clockwork Orange was a fabulous movie, incredibly true to the book. Large parts of both diaglogue and monologue were pulled directly from the book. A very good transition from book to movie, and it was even done by Hollywood! OMGZORZ@@@!!@1

Where do you get off on saying this when you can't even remember what you couldn't understand? The book was short, 192 pages. The movies spent a little less than one minute per page. With the last chapter missing (more on that later), it's almost a minute per page. Pretty good ratio if you ask me.

Here's what happened. A Clockwork Orange was 21 chapters when published in the UK. When it came to the US, it had the last chapter omitted. The last chapter was about 655321 forsaking violence. The chapter prior to that, chapter 20, 655321 had just been released from de-programing and was ready to go stomp real horrorshow.

When the movie was made, it was only those 20 chapters that came out in the US, thus missing the final chapter that showed Alex's violence was of youth and not character. It ended on a "more violence yeah" note, not the "maybe I'll settle down" note.

17. ### LVPhysicsRegistered Member

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I enjoy "The Light of Other Days" by Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter.

Good read, but makes me slightly paranoid....

18. ### domesticated omInterplanetary homesteaderValued Senior Member

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Book-- Nemesis by Isaac Asimov

Movie --- Fantastic Planet (

where I got my user name)

Music --- Andrameda Strain the movie.
I am a huge fan of stuff like- Hafler Trio, Merzbow, Coil, Nurse With Wound.

19. ### Fraggle RockerStaff Member

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Book: Code of the Lifemaker by James P. Hogan
Movie: The Dark Crystal
Music: Holst's "The Planets" performed by Isao Tomita on synthesizers

20. ### Kiwi RicRegistered Member

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Movie: Krull

Book

nly Forward "Michael Marshall Smith"

Music: 5th element soundtrack.. extra groovy!

21. ### Thor"Pfft, Rebel scum!"Valued Senior Member

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You know, The Island OST reminded me a helluva lot of the Fifth Element OST although the Fifth Element had a bit more funk.

22. ### Fafnir665You just got served.Registered Senior Member

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Book - Snow Crash, or Diamond Age, by Neal Stephenson...
He just really does it well. In fact I enjoy (own) all his books.

Movie - Equilibrium
<3

Music - Hackers OST
If Hackers wasn't sci-fi....

23. ### HapsburgHellenistic polytheistValued Senior Member

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Book?
Halo: First Strike- It's mother****ing Halo.

Movie?
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith- I hates them Jedi. Sith rule.

Music?
Anything from the Halo and Halo 2 Soundtracks.