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|10-03-2019, 07:38 PM||#41 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Vancouver BC
Dan Simmons Hyperion Cantos:
The Fall of Hyperion
The Rise of Endymion
I really enjoyed these books when I read them 20 years ago.
Owning a Mag means never having to say you're sorry.
|10-04-2019, 04:40 PM||#43 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Northbridge [Whitinsville], MA
Great Science Fiction reads available from the Library or Gutenberg Project for free:
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.
|10-04-2019, 06:06 PM||#44 (permalink)|
Moderating in Moderation
The Stainless Steel Rat books - Harry Harrison
Its all peaches & sunshine baby, peaches & sunshine..
Obsequious, purple, and clairvoyant
One of the two proud members left - D FLT
Politically, Socially and Aerodynamically Incorrect
Everything I have ever loved is immoral or illegal
Vir sapit qui pauca loquitur.
stewart potter common sense, elephant and duck tests
Force this into a gaussian distributed parabolic curve!
|10-04-2019, 07:35 PM||#45 (permalink)|
A Suffusion of Yellow
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Littlerock, CA
The beauty of the Automag is that when you get it set up just how you want it, you discover that you have enough leftover parts to build 2 loaners.
|10-04-2019, 10:14 PM||#46 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Los Angeles, formerly Western MA
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.
|10-08-2019, 03:35 PM||#47 (permalink)|
Just Some Guy
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Maysville, KY
Not really sci-fi but I liked the Monster Hunter International series. Written more like sci-fi than fantasy.
We must prepare for the cowpocalypse or we will all be manburger.
|10-09-2019, 10:18 AM||#48 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Huntsville, AL
I finished reading The Unincorporated Man today, definitely a good read and now one of my favorites!
Now on to Leviathan Wakes.
Phinally a Phantom owner!
(also ER2, G3, Etek3, Kaos, 98C)
|10-09-2019, 12:08 PM||#49 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2013
Now, for fun Space Opera instead of technical, I highly recommend the Darkship Thieves series:
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.
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:
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.