Discussion in 'Sci-Fi Books' started by Crosslight, May 31, 2006.
Robert A. Heinlein
Arthur C. Clarcke
Philip K. Dick
Sorry for the stupid thread................who cares about my favourite sci-fi authors??
And telling the truth, i don't care about yours...............
I. Asimov, J. Verne, & H.G. Wells ... partly because all wrote science fiction and fact
Phillip k Dick
carol j cherreh
arthur c clark
philip k dick
phillip jose farmer
robert a hienline
robert alloysious lafferty
ursula kroeber le guinn
george r r martin
h beam piper
those are just the ones i can think of off the top of my head
all of whome i've had and read multiple times at least one book by, most several
No one mentioned William Gibson.
Neuromancer (Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick awards; # eleven on one list of the top 100), Mona Lisa Overdrive, Burning Chrome, The Difference Engine, Count Zero, Idoru, Virtual Light...
Ursula K. Le Guin
and how about them old guys ...Edgar Rice Burroughs, Mark Twain (Connecticut Yankee), Robert Lewis Stephenson, Mary Shelly.
I'd say you've got a good listing. I'd add Spider Robinson and Fritz Leiber, Robert Asprin for grins, and maybe repeat Heinlein because he's the Dean and will always be my favorite.
thinking of that many things IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER off the top of your head? don't insult me.
A A ATANASIO
Last Legends of Earth
This guy rocks.. If u hav'nt read 'last legends' u are not an sf buff.
Also Barrington J Bayley.
His 'time' stories are damn cool.
[fall of chronopolis...collision with chronos]
are the elite
not a big fan of sci-fi, but I fucking love Spider Robinson.
Kim Stanely Robinson
EE 'doc' Smith..now theres one not heard of in ages....
More Rays, shields and beams than u can poke a stick at.
All labled with letters// M shields ...k beams..z ray projectors
A friend asked me to send her some good sci fi titles so this is the short list I sent her
A Good Old Fashioned Future.
Johnny Mnemonic ***
All Tomorrow's Parties.
Philip K. Dick.
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
The Short Happy Life of the Brown Oxford
The Minority Report ***
The World Jones Made.
The Dancers at the End of Time
Way Station *****
Orson Scott Card.
Speaker for the Dead.
The Doors of His Face, the Lamps of His Mouth.
A deepness in the Sky.
"Repent Harlequin" Said the Ticktockman.
The Perfect Host.
The Big Time.
The Collected Stories of Greg Bear (Hard Fought ****).
Wandering Stars : an anthology of jewish fantasy and science fiction.
& More Wandering Stars *****
Why I left Harry's All Night Hamburgers...
Ach, to narrow it down from a LONG list of good authors...
Topping the modern science fiction writers:
For some of the older writers:
Edgar Rice Burroughs, in particular his Martians Series. - Bio and Books Online
Samuel Youd (John Christopher) for writing The Tripods Trilogy.
I'm not much of a fan of SF, but I do make rare exceptions, and occasionally read something by Kim Stanley Robinson, Clarke, Asimov, or Heinlein. And of course Douglas Adams, though what I've read by him was pure humor and just barely SF. I started re-reading Clarke's 3001 last night, since it's been years... nice
I find fantasy totally unreadable for some reason, I'd rather have wisdom teeth pulled than read that stuff. I do enjoy fiction that draws in discussion of science and engineering, even if it's not set far in the future (a good example being Kim Stanley Robinson's "Antarctica").
You'd likely enjoy Alastair Reynold's works then, he draws a lot on scientific theory and ideas. Century Rain is a good insight into science, though to begin it can be a bit strange.
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