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DoctorOfSpaceDate: Thursday, 04.10.2012, 23:40 | Message # 31
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I second that recommendation. They're wonderful, and definitely accessible to a "young adult" audience.


I would recommend finding this


And avoid reading this after it


And if you do read the new one treat it like a non canon story because the writing styles between the two authors is a bit different.





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architeuthisDate: Friday, 05.10.2012, 00:24 | Message # 32
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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).

I think Solaris is very popular in the west, but beyond that I think your right about Stanisław Lem.

A few all time favorites:
Foundation- Issac Asimov
We -Yevgeny Zamiatin
Star Maker -Olaf Stapledon
Earth Abides -George Stewart
Randezvous with Rama -Arthur C Clarke
The Fountains of Paradise -Arthur C Clarke
The Neuromancer -William Gibson
Queen of Angels -Greg Bear
The Space Merchants -Fredrick Pohl, C.M. Kornbluth
Tiger Tiger -Alfred Bester
The Sirens of Titan -Kurt Vonnegut
Solaris -Stanislaw Lem (of course)
Martian Timeslip -Phillip K. Dick
The Dispossessed -Ursula Le Guin
The Einstein Intersection -Samuel R. Delany
The Forever War -Joe Hadleman
The Past Through Tomorrow- Robert Heinlein
Red Mars -Kim Stanley Robinson
The Jesus Incident -Frank Herbert
Stations of the Tide -Michael Swanwick
Hyperion -Dan Simmons
A Fire Upon the Deep -Vernor Vinge
Excession -Iain Banks
Startide Rising -David Brin
Singularity Sky -Charles Stross
River of Gods - Ian McDonald
The Mote in God's Eye -Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
Permanence -Karl Schroeder
Lord of Light -Roger Zelazny
Blind Lake -Robert Charles Wilson
Gateway -Fredrick Pohl
The Diamond Age -Neal Stephenson
The World of Null-A -A. E. van Vogt
Cosmonaut Keep -Ken McLeod

Sci-fi that I enjoyed recently:
Blindsight -Peter Watts
Galileo's Dream -Kim Stanley Robinson

I've read alot of sci-fi over the years, both hard sci-fi and science-fantasy:) My recent trend has been towards 1940-1950's American sci-fi. Modern American, Canadian and British sci-fi seems obsessed with dystopias and zombie apocalypses, it makes me yearn for the optimistic sci-fi of the 'golden age' where mankind uses technology to solve its problems and push out to the stars. Heady stuff; the literature of every decade is different, deals with different themes, and is imbued with its own particular zeitgeist, but I hope to see more optimistic hard sci-fi in the contemporary genre.


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KyleDate: Friday, 05.10.2012, 01:05 | Message # 33
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Anything Michael Crichton.




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Antza2Date: Friday, 05.10.2012, 11:30 | Message # 34
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And avoid reading this after it

I didn't think that it was that bad, but it certainly wasn't as good as the books written by Adams. You can really see Eoin Colfers style of writing, if you have read his other books.





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DoctorOfSpaceDate: Friday, 05.10.2012, 18:28 | Message # 35
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You can really see Eoin Colfers style of writing, if you have read his other books.


I read Artemis Fowl a while back and that was alright. However many of his writing quirks did "leak" through into Hitchhikers Guide. Also I am biased as I really liked the ending of the 5th book, even though Douglas Adams had already started on a 6th book.





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Antza2Date: Friday, 05.10.2012, 18:43 | Message # 36
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I read Artemis Fowl a while back and that was alright.

Me too. I've read everything until "The Lost Colony". They were alright.

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Also I am biased as I really liked the ending of the 5th book

Same with me. The ending was just what you would expect from Adams IMO.





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CaiterzDate: Saturday, 06.10.2012, 14:57 | Message # 37
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I picked this up the other day for a quarter at goodwill..

Im not really a fan of doctor who (dont hit me!)

But it was douglas adams. for a quarter. xD



I might read it someday.





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Antza2Date: Saturday, 06.10.2012, 16:26 | Message # 38
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I picked this up the other day for a quarter at goodwill..

Im not really a fan of doctor who (dont hit me!)

But it was douglas adams. for a quarter. xD

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I need one of those, NOW! *drools* Any ideas on where to buy one?
Edit: Found it! Ordering now.





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SlimunkeyDate: Wednesday, 05.06.2013, 19:50 | Message # 39
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Most Michael Crichton is a favorite and the Odyssey series. I'm reading a book called Bowl of Heaven by Gregory Benford and Larry Niven and it's pretty good so far.




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HarbingerDawnDate: Thursday, 06.06.2013, 03:01 | Message # 40
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I need one of those, NOW! *drools* Any ideas on where to buy one?

I've seen the incomplete TV version of Shada. If that book were actually written by Adams himself then I'd wager on it being great, but it's not :/





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laiodDate: Friday, 04.04.2014, 04:10 | Message # 41
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I'm not sure if this counts as science fiction, but George Orwell's '1984' is a good book. It makes you think about today with a whole new perspective.




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