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PostSubject: Sci-Fi Anyone?   Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:17 am

Does anyone have any recommendations for really good, intelligently written sci-fi novels? I really enjoy sci-fi, but good sci-fi is so hard to find. Currently I'm reading some Peter Hamilton, but finding more good works is quite difficult.
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PostSubject: Re: Sci-Fi Anyone?   Fri Nov 26, 2010 12:05 am

Depends on what ur looking for bro. I'm a big fan in general of novels and have read my fair share of sci-fi novels.

S.M. Stirling wrote a series where all modern technology suddenly disapears and the collapse of society into an utter anarchy.

Harry Turtledove has written his fair share of good sci-fi to go ontop of his infamous alternate history

starship troopers is also a very well written sci-fi novel and fairly enjoyable.

David sherman and Dan cragg also wrote a fairly good series about the future of marines if intergalactic travel becomes possible.

If ur looking for short reads there's a collection called The best military science fiction of the 20th century

included in that book was an excerpt from the book the forever war which I ended up picking up later. That book was also fairly decent but focused more on humanity than on conflict or terrestial contact.

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PostSubject: Re: Sci-Fi Anyone?   Sat Nov 27, 2010 12:19 pm

Cool, I'll check some of those out. Looking around on Amazon and saw that S. M. Stirling has a post- apocalyptic series, that will be first on my list. I love post-apocalyptic, like Stephen King's The Stand and Cormac McCarthy's The Road.

I have read some by Robert Heinlein, including Starship Troopers, and I found that to be fairly enjoyable as well.

I read a lot of novels also, I stick with a lot of the same authors but also give other stuff a try and I'm always looking for something good. Way too many novels these days just aren't written well to be honest.

My two favorite more modern authors have to be Stephen King and Michael Crichton. They have different styles but I've always enjoyed their novels. Stephen King's son, Joe Hill, is becoming quite the novelist himself. Just finished Horns, and it's just crazy, lol.

BTW, it seems that you like a lot of futuristic stuff with military applications. Have you ever read Ender's Game? If not, I would recommend it.
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PostSubject: Re: Sci-Fi Anyone?   Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:36 pm

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S.M. Stirling wrote a series where all modern technology suddenly disapears and the collapse of society into an utter anarchy.

So Kinda like the The Postman

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PostSubject: Re: Sci-Fi Anyone?   Sat Nov 27, 2010 4:38 pm

Fury I have indeed read Enders game I just never really got that far into the book. The s.m. Stirling series is very good through the first three novels. If you like post apocalyptic u will be intrigued by the twist he puts on that sub genre. Also if u liked Michael chrighton I just finished a book by Warren Fay called fragment which has been described as Jurassic park on steroids.

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PostSubject: Re: Sci-Fi Anyone?   Sat Nov 27, 2010 5:37 pm

I read Ender's Game my freshman year in high school as a class project for an essay.

Is there a sequel to it?

Any movies?

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PostSubject: Re: Sci-Fi Anyone?   Sat Nov 27, 2010 7:01 pm

I don't know if there's a sequal to it but I do know that orson Scott card wrote quite a few books

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PostSubject: Re: Sci-Fi Anyone?   Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:08 pm

Cool Cwian, I'll check out the Fay novel as well.

And Rom, O S Card actually wrote an entire Ender series and Shadow series which go together. I'll list them below. They have talked forever about an Ender's Game movie, but nothing as come of it yet.

Chronological order

1. Ender's Game/ Ender's Shadow(Point of view of Bean)
2. A War of Gifts
3. Ender In Exile
4. Shadow of the Hegemon
5. Shadow Puppets
6. Shadow of the Giant
7. Speaker For the Dead
8. Xenocide
9. Children of the Mind
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PostSubject: Re: Sci-Fi Anyone?   Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:55 pm

Thx guitar! I'll check them out. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Sci-Fi Anyone?   Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:39 pm

Frank Herbert: Dune
Aldous Huxley: Brave New World

2 of the best if you haven't read them.
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