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apenpaapDate: Wednesday, 08.08.2012, 20:37 | Message # 16
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Well, I might give them a read some time, then, but probably not. Interstellar flight and meetings with the Ramans sound rather soft sci-fi-y to me, while one of the things I really enjoy about Rendez-Vous with Rama is that it's very hard science fiction. I do enjoy soft sci-fi too, being a fan of Star Trek for example, but it doesn't really seem right for Rama. And Rama II really didn't motivate me to read the further sequels.




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TalynDate: Wednesday, 08.08.2012, 21:41 | Message # 17
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Who said anything about Ramans wink ?




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SpaceEngineerDate: Thursday, 09.08.2012, 20:58 | Message # 18
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Well, I might give them a read some time, then, but probably not. Interstellar flight and meetings with the Ramans sound rather soft sci-fi-y to me, while one of the things I really enjoy about Rendez-Vous with Rama is that it's very hard science fiction. I do enjoy soft sci-fi too, being a fan of Star Trek for example, but it doesn't really seem right for Rama. And Rama II really didn't motivate me to read the further sequels.

Interstellar flight is "hard-sci" too, as long as it going at 0.5c onboard the Rama, which is designed for such flights.





 
desertsoldier22Date: Monday, 13.08.2012, 03:02 | Message # 19
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Ender's Game Orson Scott Card
Starship Troopers Robert Heinlien
The Puppet Masters Robert Heinlien
Nightfall Isaac Asimov
Songs of a Distant Earth Arthur C Clarke
The Coyote Series Allen Steele
Mars Series Kim Stanley Robinson
Atlas Shrugged Ayn Rand
Do Robots Dream of Electric Sheep (Short Story) Philip K. Dick

I seem to like books about space colonization the most. I like the idea of taming an alien land.
 
pebbleDate: Tuesday, 14.08.2012, 20:09 | Message # 20
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Starship Troopers Robert Heinlien

I liked that Rico, the protagonist, was filipino. Though it's not immediately obvious. Everyone assumes he's hispanic.

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Atlas Shrugged Ayn Rand

Oh, right--I forgot about that. The ending of Atlas Shrugged was pretty science-fictional.

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I seem to like books about space colonization the most. I like the idea of taming an alien land.

Ever read The Legacy of Heorot by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle? That was a pretty intense ride in that vein.


Edited by pebble - Tuesday, 14.08.2012, 20:14
 
planethunter13Date: Wednesday, 15.08.2012, 20:29 | Message # 21
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i go with war of the worlds
 
samparkerDate: Thursday, 30.08.2012, 13:13 | Message # 22
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i also like all kind of sci-fi books but one of my favorite is Cat's Cradle. this is the most favorite and it's written by Kurt Vonnegut. the great writer.
 
desertsoldier22Date: Thursday, 13.09.2012, 00:09 | Message # 23
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Coyote series by Allen Steele

Has anybody here read his books? Absolutely stunning series about colonization, freedom from tyranny and world building on a moon in the 47 Ursa Majoris system. I would love for someone to make a simulation of this system within Space Engine. It is the third moon of 47 UMA B. The theory is that the moon is located 2.17 AU from its sun but 47 UMA B (Called Bear in the books) puts off enough radiation and reflects enough sunlight onto the moon to keep it temperate. Which makes sense since Bear is darn near a brown dwarf in mass. The moon has no oceans but an interlinking network of channels and a large equatorial river several hundred miles in width. The moon has roughly 80% of Earth's mass.
 
HarbingerDawnDate: Thursday, 13.09.2012, 00:41 | Message # 24
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desertsoldier22, remember there is already a sci-fi books thread here!




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neutronium76Date: Thursday, 13.09.2012, 13:00 | Message # 25
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Has anybody read ''Parallel Worlds'' by Michio Kaku (C 2005) ? I guess its going to be similar to Stephen Hawking's ''A brief History of Time''. Which means it will be hard for my paleolithic brain dry ..




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CaiterzDate: Thursday, 04.10.2012, 00:40 | Message # 26
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Anyone read young adult science fiction???

Adult books cant hold my attention for some reason, so i always read young adult stuff

(such as, the last book in the universes... and anything by William Sleator OH MY GOD I <3 that man.. Wrinkle In Time stuff is amazing too.)

Cuz id like some reccomendations.. that i can read ;-;





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WatsisnameDate: Thursday, 04.10.2012, 01:43 | Message # 27
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The Red Mars trilogy is one of my favorites. Kim Robinson paints such a vivid and believable depiction of Mars and human colonization of it, it's truly amazing. smile

I wonder if anyone has read anything by Peter Watts. He's not a very well known author but his books are very hard sci-fi in nature and are extremely good, also usually freely available online. I recommend Blindsight, a story about first contact with a very unusual alien species.





 
AerospacefagDate: Thursday, 04.10.2012, 21:37 | Message # 28
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Recently I re-read the book "The Invincible" by Stanisław Lem.
I also discovered some illustrations by Russian artist (it doesn't seem that Lem is very popular in the West).

http://bvi.rusf.ru/lem/l_nead01.htm
http://bvi.rusf.ru/lem/l_nead02.htm
http://bvi.rusf.ru/lem/l_nead03.htm
http://bvi.rusf.ru/lem/l_nead04.htm

http://alexandreev.deviantart.com/

I wish I could have a time and will to draw something like these...
 
Antza2Date: Thursday, 04.10.2012, 22:02 | Message # 29
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Cuz id like some reccomendations.. that i can read ;-;

You said that you had seen the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy TV-series. I suggest that you read the books, if you haven't already.





Go to antza2.deviantart.com for cool photos!

Edited by Antza2 - Thursday, 04.10.2012, 22:03
 
HarbingerDawnDate: Thursday, 04.10.2012, 23:31 | Message # 30
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I suggest that you read the books, if you haven't already.

I second that recommendation. They're wonderful, and definitely accessible to a "young adult" audience.





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Edited by HarbingerDawn - Thursday, 04.10.2012, 23:31
 
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