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The Big Science Fiction Recommendation Thread

Discussion in 'Books & Literature' started by NeonTaster, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. Falldog

    Falldog Wackbag's Best Conservative
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    At leas there's plenty of places the story can go, no time or plot constraints, or shit ideas you've Kloosed yourself into.
     
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  2. gorram

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    No doubt about that, it's one thing to be a machine that can possibly exist "forever" it's another that it can replicate itself continuously as well.



    About 2/3 through the second book and it has been more entertaining, at this rate will be likely checking out the third book.
     
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    I can't recommend Moon is a Harsh Mistress enough. Same for Starship Troopers, which I really need to re-read.

    Stranger in a Strange Land is great, if you like off beat sci-fi. I really need to read some of his less known works that have been on my list for a while. I tried reading Job but couldn't get into it.
     
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    FYI, I wasn't all that fond of Double Star or Citizen of the Galaxy. DS won a Hugo, I understand why, but it's dated now.
     
  5. chumpy

    chumpy Neurological Anomaly
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    I'm also curious about Isaac Asimov. My mom read both him and Heinlein and always recommend them.
     
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    Red Planet by Heinlein. Short, simple, dated...and miles better than the modern crap I've been reading.
     
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    Going to start the Three Body Problem.
     
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    Saikotic Scraping a dull blade across your tender eyeball
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    I have a shit memory and no desire to search threads. Have you tried Old Man's War or The Expanse series?
     
  9. Jacuzzi Billy

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    I think I was the first bagger to read Old Man's War. Great Series. Read book 1 of Expanse. Good, not great. Doubt I'll continue the series.
     
  10. Falldog

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    Finished Mote in God's Eye today. Anyone read?
     
  11. Falldog

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    I wasn't a big fan of the first Expanse book, but have largely enjoyed the subsequent volumes.
     
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    Out here in Cali for work, decided to stop into a used bookstore to see if they had anything cool. I had previously picked up a box to ship back some other stuff so I figured I could cap it off with a few books.

    While looking through the bookstore I happened upon a hard cover copy of Pandora's Star. I've been wanted to replace my paper copy with a hard cover but wasn't in a particular hurry. I picked it up to admire it's sheer size and thought, "This place is advertised as used and rare books, maybe they have a signed copy somewhere." For no particular reason after that thought I decided to flip through the copy I had in my hand, and holy shit, it was signed!

    I ended up getting that, and a signed Great North Road (first I've heard of it, but it has good reviews so one way to find out), only to realize that they didn't really fit in my box well.

    So now there's a box with two haphazardly placed books inside, with no padding, down at the front desk. And half the shit I wanted to put in the box is now weighing down my carry on. Hopefully the post service picks it up without issue as I won't be around to address any problems.
     
  13. Falldog

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    (Posting this here, instead of the audio book thread, 'cause it's more about the book than the audio production)

    Children of Time, the chapter where the

    Spiders go into space for the first time

    is deeply emotional.
     
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    It's good. I just finished the follow-up book, Judas Unchained. Both really good.
     
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    Just now seeing this. Yeah, Im a fan.
     
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    The latest Expanse novella was a work of meh
     
  17. Falldog

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    When I finally get around to ranking my favorite sci-fi novels the Commonwealth Saga is going right to the top.
     
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    Love love love though the latest I wasn't too fond of.
     
  19. Jacuzzi Billy

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    I don't think Ender will ever be topped for me. I know, I know, I'm a hack.
     
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    Void Trilogy? Yeah, it suffers from telling two stories, each at the expense of the other.
     
  21. DrewDown

    DrewDown All are welcome

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    I'm listening to this now (about half way through). Did you ever check it out?
     
  22. Jacuzzi Billy

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    That shit is terrible.

    The beginning is as bad as anything in Armada.
     
  23. gorram

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    The concept is good but it just got boring over the course of 3 books. Was meh on the humor, but I don't follow most of material he was referencing so it didn't bother me much.
     
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    I agree the concept was good. I hated the humor.
     
  25. DrewDown

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    I'm trying to reserve judgment until it ends, but it doesn't seem to be going anywhere. Novelty is wearing off.
     

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