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Old 10-03-2019, 08:38 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Hyperion Cantos

Dan Simmons Hyperion Cantos:

Hyperion

The Fall of Hyperion

Endymion

The Rise of Endymion

I really enjoyed these books when I read them 20 years ago.


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Old 10-04-2019, 05:03 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Old 10-04-2019, 05:40 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Great Science Fiction reads available from the Library or Gutenberg Project for free:
  • The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelly
  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain
  • The Dunwich Horror by H. P. Lovecraft (well maybe not true Scifi but I love H.P. Lovecraft's work)
  • anything written by Philip K. Dick
  • Space Viking by H. Beam Piper
  • Federation (series) by H. Beam Piper
  • Fuzzy Sapiens (series) by H. Beam Piper
  • Death World (series) by Harry Harrison
  • Stainless Steel Rat (series) by Harry Harrison
  • To the Stars (series) by Harry Harrison
  • Draka (series) by S. M. Stirling
  • General (series) by David Drake/S. M. Stirling
  • Hammer's Slammers (series) by David Drake
  • Falkenberg's Legion (series) by Jerry Pournell/S. M. Stirling
  • Jules Verne basically anything he wrote is worth reading. It is amazing how much of his science he got right or nearly right and has come to fruition.

I can keep going if you want more suggestions, I read a book or more a week and the majority of what I read is SciFi, in particular I love Military Scifi and true Space Opera.
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Old 10-04-2019, 11:14 PM   #46 (permalink)
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No mention of Neuromancer? The foundation for The Matrix, RP1, and so much more. You should also read it before Snow Crash, purely to understand how tongue in cheek that book is.

If you like Star Wars check out Michael Stackpole and Aaron Allston's X-wing series. The only legitimately good books in the SW expanded canon and IMO proof that Rogue One wasted an awesome name, idea for a tv series and spinoff movie.
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Not really sci-fi but I liked the Monster Hunter International series. Written more like sci-fi than fantasy.
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Old 10-09-2019, 11:18 AM   #48 (permalink)
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I finished reading The Unincorporated Man today, definitely a good read and now one of my favorites!

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Old 10-09-2019, 01:08 PM   #49 (permalink)
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If you like Star Wars check out Michael Stackpole and Aaron Allston's X-wing series. The only legitimately good books in the SW expanded canon and IMO proof that Rogue One wasted an awesome name, idea for a tv series and spinoff movie.
I highly recommend this series. They wasted a golden opportunity not making this. It is solid in the cannon, great writing, and it could be years worth of Netflicks or Amazon staple material without leaving the books. If I was anywhere close to Disney I would be petitioning for this. If they did it justice, it would be the best Star Wars series. Ever.
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Now, for fun Space Opera instead of technical, I highly recommend the Darkship Thieves series:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...rkship-thieves

Heinlein level fun, smart witty characters, action and romance and back and forth. Fun to read. Exactly what you ordered. Sarah Hoyt is a hoot also, on her blog and otherwise.
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In addition, one time I bought out all of the Sci-Fi at a closing book store. In it was a great series called Hellflower:

https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/sh...718.Hellflower

The tech side is simple - it is told from the point of view where she describes the drive system as a "Goforth Drive." Lots of fun, space opera, crazy comments and fun verbiage. All 3 books are solid and fun and nobody I know has heard of them. I have read it at least a dozen times.

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The Expanse! I'm on book 3. Loving it as I anxiously await Season 4...
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