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Would you like to recommend your best Science Fiction book, movie, or TV episodes?

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John 2557
#1 - 2013-09-17 17:26:55 UTC
Does anyone have your favorite Sci Fi in your mind?Blink
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C C P Alliance
#2 - 2013-09-17 17:32:24 UTC
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein

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John 2557
#3 - 2013-09-17 17:35:21 UTC
[quote=CCP Delegate Zero]The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein

book ? Does it have online version?
CCP Delegate Zero
C C P Alliance
#4 - 2013-09-17 17:37:40 UTC
It's a book and it won't be hard to find an ebook version. Blink


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Colt Blackhawk
#5 - 2013-09-17 17:49:59 UTC
Peter F. Hamilton and his Void Trilogy.

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#6 - 2013-09-17 18:07:14 UTC
CCP Delegate Zero wrote:
It's a book and it won't be hard to find an ebook version. Blink


From Baen's forum (they publish a lot of Heinlein in both physical and electronic form)

The Tor/Orb printing is copyright 97 and "first edition"; clearly a case of emptying out the warehouse slowly. The MMPB they're listing is dated 68, but I'd be surprised if all the used copies are that print. The HC is an UK import.

Effectively I'd say it's OOP in the US; and hope it comes available for someone, preferably Toni, to put out a new edition.


Response from Toni Weisskopf (boss of Baen)

Can't imagine they'd let that one go out of print, but I can check.--Toni
CCP Delegate Zero
C C P Alliance
#7 - 2013-09-17 19:22:31 UTC
That's kind of annoying. I knew a lot of his stuff was available in ebook form but that's one I've always had to hand in hard copy so I admit I've never actually checked. Pretty amazing that it's not readily available as an ebook given its place in his canon.

Backup choice:

Altered Carbon by Richard Morgan

That one definitely isn't a problem to source in ebook form and has some very EVE-relevant themes.


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Garviel Tarrant
Beyond Divinity Inc
Shadow Cartel
#8 - 2013-09-17 19:25:32 UTC
Book - In Conquest Born.

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James Amril-Kesh
Amarr Empire
#9 - 2013-09-17 19:43:23 UTC

Enjoying the rain today? ;)

Hashi Lebwohl
The Graduates
The Initiative.
#10 - 2013-09-17 20:55:56 UTC
Book - Gap Series of Books by Stephen Donaldson.

TV Episode - Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 5, Episode 2: Darmok

CCP Spitfire
C C P Alliance
#11 - 2013-09-17 21:14:47 UTC

  • Blindsight by Peter Watts - probably the best hard sci-fi book of our generation. Besides the paper version, it is available as a free e-book download from the author's website under Creative Commons (but you should buy it, it's absolutely worth it).

  • Anything (but especially the Revelation Space saga) by Alastair Reynolds. Dark hard sci-fi with baroque overtones, which is very reminiscent of EVE and is just... beautiful.

  • And, of course, anything and everything by Iain M. Banks. As far as space operas go, his stuff is anything but dark (nor it is particularly hard as far as the genre goes), but what a bloody diamond the man was!

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Khimi Harar
#12 - 2013-09-17 21:36:27 UTC
Most of the Berserker series by Fred Saberhagen.
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#13 - 2013-09-17 22:46:34 UTC  |  Edited by: Fredfredbug4
Book: Ravenor by Dan Abnett. It's part of the warhammer 40k Universe so you might want to look into that a bit more before reading just so you aren't confused out of your mind.

Movie: Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

TV Show: Doctor Who, specifically the major Dalek story arcs.

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Ston Momaki
Disciples of Ston
#14 - 2013-09-18 00:00:40 UTC
Book: A Canticle for Lebowitz by Walter Miller
A different sort of science fiction.

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Cat Harkness
Twilight Labs
The Serenity Initiative
#15 - 2013-09-18 00:17:33 UTC  |  Edited by: Cat Harkness
All suggestions here are very good but....

There is only ONE set of Science Fiction books you Can Not Miss Reading!

The Foundation Series By Isaac Asimov.

Cat Harkness


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Monyusaiya Industry Trade Group
#16 - 2013-09-18 08:21:26 UTC
3001 The Final Odyssey - Arthur C Clarke

Of course the preceding books are excellent, but this was a pretty nice look at both a far-future scenario and the resolution of the story in general.

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Nicen Jehr
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#17 - 2013-09-18 15:03:15 UTC  |  Edited by: Nicen Jehr
Gonna have to second Iain M. Banks' Culture novels.

They are set in various times and places; they involve various elements of the Culture, an advanced civilization who is most notable for considering their AI's to have equal rights to biological life. The most advanced AI's are called 'Minds' and generally inhabit and control badass spaceships. Smaller drones have AI's sufficient for the culture to consider them sentient, rights-holding entities as well. Many parts of the books are told from the POV of Minds and drones.

Although the Culture is anarchistic and leaderless, much of the decision making happens when a group of Minds analyze a situation and decide what, if anything, they should do. The Culture is post-scarcity; the manufacturing capabilities and resources available are such that everyone can have whatever they want for free. Thus money isn't used within the Culture.

Many Culture citizens change their sex occasionally, just by thinking about it. Most Culture 'pan-humans' are also born with a set of drug glands that can secrete any of hundreds of various side-effect-free drugs just by thinking about it. Some (especially the operatives for Special Circumstances) have a 'Neural Lace,' a brain implant that improves their thinking speed and interfaces with other machines, transhumanism style.

The books are not sequential so you can read them in any order. My suggested reading order, if you want to take advantage of the few characters and tropes that occur in multiple books, is:

Matter - A Culture operative interferes to save a developing world

Consider Phlebas - follows a soldier in the Idiran War, the only full scale war the Culture has fought

Look To Windward - Another civilization plots a terrorist attack on the Culture; lots of followups on the Idiran War

The Player of Games - A game player attemps to beat another civilization at their own game to prove the Culture is better

Excession - A time-space anomaly beyond known Culture technology causes havoc as various groups fight to seize it

The State Of The Art - A collection of short stories, including one where Culture operative Diziet Sma goes to Earth

Use of Weapons - A Culture mercenary with a sketchy past kills lots of people

Surface Detail - Some civs transcribe their bad people's minds into virtual reality 'Hells' to punish then beyond death. A war is fought to keep or eradicate these hells

The Hydrogen Sonata - A civilization prepares to 'Sublime' (i.e. everyone vanishes into some higher plane) while others attempt to prevent the sublimation from taking place

Inversions - Two operatives act as advisors in medieval civilizations (barely a Culture novel IMO, not much tech or other Culture tropes)

My favorite book is probably Matter. It's hard to choose, I loved them all except Inversions.

edit: relevant,
CCP Delegate Zero wrote:
It's a book and it won't be hard to find an ebook version. Blink
Brave Newbies Inc.
Brave Collective
#18 - 2013-09-18 17:21:16 UTC  |  Edited by: SueSlick
I just recently finished reading "Leviathan Wakes" by James S.A Corey (pen name for Ty Franck and Daniel Abraham). It's the first book followed by two more known as Caliban's War and Abaddon's Gate.It's pretty damn great, also been highly recommended by George R.R Martin. A definite must read. In short summary, the first book is about a conflict in our solar system with various intriguing characters from backgrounds as ice belters (ice miners), etc.
John 2557
#19 - 2013-09-20 08:04:01 UTC
Big smile Wow I believe this is really helpful to anyone who is looking for a Sci Fi suggestions. Hope there's more. Thanks for all !
Thanos The Mad-Titan
Amarr Empire
#20 - 2013-09-20 13:09:36 UTC
Cat Harkness wrote:
All suggestions here are very good but....

There is only ONE set of Science Fiction books you Can Not Miss Reading!

The Foundation Series By Isaac Asimov.

You just earned yourself a +1

From the Warhammer 40.000 Dan Abnett has done some amazing trilogies:
Gaunt's Ghosts (on book 3-4 right now, I love how lives are worthless and people die)

EVE players might enjoy The Lost Fleet series by Jack Campell. Hard science fiction with a LOT of discussion about vectors, fuel, support ships and repairs of starships in an extended war.

The Diamond Age was also good, futuristic earth ideas

The Forever War, great military sci-fi and ideologies of war!

Hyperion is simply a great story full of wonders
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