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Old 7th July 2008, 03:27 PM   #166 (permalink)
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Re: Sci-Fi Recommendations - for the unenlightened

There are some great recommendations in this thread. I'll never get through them all
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Old 14th July 2008, 09:50 AM   #167 (permalink)
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My recommendations are pretty basic, but if someone asked me where to start with scifi, this is where I'd send them...

Lois McMaster Bujold
The whole Vorkosigan series - very richly-developed, human chacters

Larry Niven
Ringworld - what can I say? It's a classic!

Roger Zelazny
The first Amber series - one of the most original things I ever read
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Old 4th January 2009, 03:35 PM   #168 (permalink)
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What would other new SF would you say most resembles the style of Reynolds? I am surfing around on Amazon, reading reviews, but I get more confused than enlightened.
I am looking for NEW scientifically visionary stuff and in my basket I have so far:
infoquake - David Louis Edelman
The Temporal void - Peter F. Hamilton

Am I likely to be disappointed?
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Old 4th January 2009, 05:28 PM   #169 (permalink)
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What would other new SF would you say most resembles the style of Reynolds? I am surfing around on Amazon, reading reviews, but I get more confused than enlightened.
I am looking for NEW scientifically visionary stuff and in my basket I have so far:
infoquake - David Louis Edelman
The Temporal void - Peter F. Hamilton

Am I likely to be disappointed?
Brian Stableford is similar. He too are very science orinted space opera,hard sf. A fan site of his even correctly says that he is for biology sf what Reylnolds is for physics.

There are many rated hard sf authors of old and new.
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Old 4th January 2009, 06:01 PM   #170 (permalink)
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What other new SF would you say most resembles the style of Reynolds?
Nymne, might also be worth checking out Gary Gibson's Stealing Light, which has a very Al Reynolds feel in many ways.
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What would other new SF would you say most resembles the style of Reynolds? ?
How about Chris Roberson?
His stuff looks similar
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Old 4th January 2009, 09:43 PM   #172 (permalink)
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3 classic recommendations to add
Way Station by Clifford D Simak
Brain Wave by Poul Anderson
Where Time Winds Blow by Robert Holdstock
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Old 5th January 2009, 01:46 AM   #173 (permalink)
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I am currently reading the novel adaption of Chronicles of Riddick by Alan Dean Foster. If you enjoyed the film, the novel will be a real treat. There are changes, particularly more depth to Riddicks character.

I can only assume Foster adapted the original script rather than what was finally committed to film
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I am currently reading the novel adaption of Chronicles of Riddick by Alan Dean Foster. If you enjoyed the film, the novel will be a real treat. There are changes, particularly more depth to Riddicks character.

I can only assume Foster adapted the original script rather than what was finally committed to film
He did a pretty good job on the Alien trilogy too,as well as John Carpenter's The Thing
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Old 20th January 2009, 09:43 PM   #175 (permalink)
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The Ender's Game book and Ender's Shadow series (both by Orson Scott Card) will always me among my absolute favorites.
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The Ender's Game book and Ender's Shadow series (both by Orson Scott Card) will always me among my absolute favorites.
How many are there in that series and what kind of SF is it?
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Old 21st January 2009, 04:13 PM   #177 (permalink)
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How many are there in that series and what kind of SF is it?
This should give you an idea:

Ender's Game series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Thanks J.D. Its pretty epic huh!
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Has anyone read Jon Courtenay-Grimwood's The Arabesk Trilogy ?

I found in the library a huge,heavy omnibus for the series that i thought to use to try this author.

I couldnt do anything but get it. Genre crossing of mystery,sf,North Africa,Alternate history etc
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Old 20th April 2009, 05:39 PM   #180 (permalink)
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My favorites are
1. Speaker for the Dead, Orson Scott Card
2. Foundation Trilogy, Isaac Asimov
3. Anvil of Stars (sequel to The Forge of God), Greg Bear
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