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Discussion in 'Books' started by Redmanchu, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. Redmanchu

    Redmanchu Member

    And here I was really hoping for some sci fi recommendations.
     
  2. makihiko

    makihiko Official hippie since 2005

    Not a lot of people read. I was disappointed to see the lack of book action going on here.

    I would recommend the "Pirates of venus" series by Edgar rice burroughs. Old school, but very sci-fi
     
  3. MeAgain

    MeAgain Dazed and Confused Staff Member Super Moderator

  4. ZenKarma

    ZenKarma Shuffling Realities Staff Member Super Moderator

    Great suggestions MeAgain! I read a lot of sci fi, and have to say I was disappointed recently with two Gibson novels, Virtual Light and Spook Country. After enjoying Neuromancer so much - it was disappointing.

    However, The Foundation series is a wonderful example of Asimov at his best. I once met him, and he was quite jolly indeed.

    I do recommend the Ring World books by Larry Niven. The first is captivating and you don't want to stop reading :)

    'Moving Mars' by Greg Bear was a great book...

    For a good classic, check out Clifford Simak's 'Way Station' and 'City' novels. Very good... a tad dated, but fun to read and think about.

    Read on!!!
     
  5. MeAgain

    MeAgain Dazed and Confused Staff Member Super Moderator

    Yeah, I didn't like Virtual Light, don't think I read Spook Country.
    The Difference Engine by Gibson and Sterling was pretty good. It basically started the Steampunk movement.
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    It's an alternative history story where Babbage finishes his difference engine. Somewhere a mysterious stack of punch cards exists and a battle ensues to secure them.

    I didn't like Ring World for some reason.
    I did like The Mote in God's Eye by Niven and Pournelle and Lucifer's Hammer by the same. Also Footfall.
     
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  6. Moonglow181

    Moonglow181 Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter


    I most certainly do. Read all of the SF growing up,m and still do. Just don't like to talk about it too much. Those are my people.....or were since many are deceased now....all were great friends of my dad's.
     
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  7. ZenKarma

    ZenKarma Shuffling Realities Staff Member Super Moderator

    I love sci-fi... it is my go-to reading material when I need an escape. Fantasy is not the same... I don't like it when they conflate the two different genres.

    MeAgain, the Mote in God's Eye was great! I must reread it...
     
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  8. ZenKarma

    ZenKarma Shuffling Realities Staff Member Super Moderator

    Actually I have to redo my last reply, I find sci-fi very inspiring also.
     
  9. MeAgain

    MeAgain Dazed and Confused Staff Member Super Moderator

    I used to have a very extensive collection of 1950's sci fi but I ran out of room and got rid of them all.

    I must say one of the worse books I ever read was A Canticle for Leibowitz.
     
  10. ZenKarma

    ZenKarma Shuffling Realities Staff Member Super Moderator

    Must agree, MeAgain, it was tedious to read all that religious crap, and such a bleak future he portrayed in A Canticle for Leibowitz.

    I find everything I want to read on the Internet and use my tablet anymore... I have a big collection of books in bins in the basement. No one wants them except the thrift store...so that is where they will go eventually.

    I read more than I watch television. And certainly read more than use the Internet these days also... must be my advancing age :)
     

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