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Post by Crouton on Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:21 pm

A place to make recommendations of sci-fi books. I would personally love to hear about more books to read as I haven't read much sci-fi before.
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Re: Recommend Sci-Fi books

Post by JNK on Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:49 pm

well I'd recommend almost anything written by Isaack Asimov, Clifford Simak, Harry Harrison, Arthur Clarke and Philip K. Dick.

of course "Dune"

Hyperion by Dan Simmons

The Culture series by Iain M. Banks

Solaris

Saga of the Well World series by Jack L. Chalker

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Sorcerers of Majipoor by Robert Silverberg

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keys

Ender's game by Orson Scott Card

Chthon by Piers Anthony

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Attwood


The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Adam Douglas

I also enjoyed Mars princess series by Edgar Rice Burroughs


will let you know when I remember more
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Re: Recommend Sci-Fi books

Post by SJFaerlind on Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:02 pm

Good grief, that's big list!
I'll add:
"Childhood's End" by Arthur C Clarke
"The Chrysalids" by John Wyndham (though the cover art was admittedly terrible....).
"The Girl With the Silver Eyes" by Willo Davis Roberts always struck me as sci fi-ish though technically I'm not sure if it counts
"This Time of Darkness" by HM Hoover is more geared toward kids but it was a great sci fi story...loved it
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Post by Queen of darkness on Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:04 pm

And I'll add;
Metro 2033 - Dmitrij Gluchovskij
and the strain trilogy by Guillermo Del Toro

Havent read that much Sci fi, but most sci fi I read is post apocalypse.. or like 80% at least
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Post by Admin on Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:19 pm

yeah I guess this forum is more appropriate to discuss walking dead as well Smile zombies are scifi, not F

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Post by Overlord Gorntrex on Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:56 pm

I second Hitchhiker's Guide to an infinite degree. If I could preform necromancy, first on my list is Douglas Adams.
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Post by JNK on Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:18 pm

imagine zombie Douglas Adams Very Happy
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Re: Recommend Sci-Fi books

Post by Crouton on Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:22 pm

Oh I've actually read Hitchikers Guide. I think that's one of the only sci-fi I've read.
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Re: Recommend Sci-Fi books

Post by JNK on Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:27 pm

well in that case, you've got some stuff to choose from Smile

P.S. I also heard lots of good stuff about "The Saga of Pliocene Exile" by Julian May... never read it myself... but one day it should definitely come...
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Re: Recommend Sci-Fi books

Post by Klingon on Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:54 am

The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A Heinlein
Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut
Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny
The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
The Door Into Summer by Robert A Heinlein
The Puppet Masters by Robert A Heinlein
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Post by Ephemeral on Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:56 am

I would definitely recommend any of Isaac Asimov's robot stories. I loved those as a kid. Very Happy
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Re: Recommend Sci-Fi books

Post by JNK on Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:46 am

and foundation!

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Post by Ephemeral on Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:37 pm

I've yet to read that. My life will be too short to catch up with all the reading I've yet to do. Drat.
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Post by JNK on Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:11 pm

I was crazy about those when I was like 16-22

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Re: Recommend Sci-Fi books

Post by olivia_the_vulcan on Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:34 pm

I need to read Asimov. I've been holding off for years because of all the fantasy I read. I actually prefer to watch Sci-Fi and read Fantasy.. I'm odd

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Re: Recommend Sci-Fi books

Post by Ephemeral on Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:48 pm

olivia_the_vulcan wrote:I need to read Asimov. I've been holding off for years because of all the fantasy I read. I actually prefer to watch Sci-Fi and read Fantasy.. I'm odd
I'd watch it all if I could. I always fall asleep any time I try to read. Just like a grandad. Embarrassing.
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Post by SJFaerlind on Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:11 am

Also: The Tower and the Hive Series by Anne McCaffrey was awesome. The first book is called the Rowan.
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Post by JNK on Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:24 am

SJFaerlind wrote:Also: The Tower and the Hive Series by Anne McCaffrey was awesome. The first book is called the Rowan.

Is that scifi? I thought she was fantasy author...?

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Re: Recommend Sci-Fi books

Post by Atreides on Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:38 am

Dragon's Egg by Robert L. Forward ; Grass by Sheri S. Tepper; New Sun series by Gene Wolfe; A Fire Upon the Deep and A Deepness in the Sky by Vernor Vinge;
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Re: Recommend Sci-Fi books

Post by The Doctor on Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:47 pm

The Dream Merchant. Review in the reviews section.


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Post by JNK on Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:15 pm

wow that was nice you should have done that in review section!

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Post by The Doctor on Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:18 pm

My bad.. I'll take it over there. :p

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Re: Recommend Sci-Fi books

Post by SJFaerlind on Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:18 am

JNK wrote:
SJFaerlind wrote:Also: The Tower and the Hive Series by Anne McCaffrey was awesome. The first book is called the Rowan.

Is that scifi? I thought she was fantasy author...?
Tower and the Hive is unquestionably sci fi! Even her Pern series has major sci fi elements in spite of the dragons... it`s a difficult series to classify actually: like Star Wars Very Happy
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Post by JNK on Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:15 am

OK, gotcha Smile

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Post by Klingon on Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:09 am

I'd scip McCaffrey , but that's just me
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