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Looking for a sci fi book

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Rico Minali
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#61 - 2012-02-20 19:09:18 UTC
Also for something a little different try Richard K Morgans - Altered Carbon, Broken Angels and Woken Furies

Not 'spaceship' scifi but has some great ideas built around the idea that everyone has a 'stack' implant which carries all your memories and all you are, you can be backed up, moved to new bodies by transfering into another stack or into artificial bodies and cyberspace environments. Series starts of as a sort of sci fi detective novel, the characters and ideas are very good.

Also, for pure awesomeness please read Spares by Michael Marshal Smith... its about clones, but isnt really about clones.. I cant explain teh book without spoiling it. This is one of my favorite books of all time.

Trust me, I almost know what I'm doing.

Joe Skellington
Sarz'na Khumatari
#62 - 2012-02-20 19:42:56 UTC
Jenna Nicole wrote:
Hey folks, in celebration of buying a kindle fire I'm looking for a good book.
I have read the eve novels and I'm looking for something similar to the EVE universe as in space stations, cloning, starships ect
Anyone have any recommendations?

Thanks in advance!

I read "Who Goes There" by John W. Campbell, Jr. on my Kindle recently. It was the book that John Carpenter based his movie "The Thing" on.

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Arturos Rexx Pendragon
#63 - 2012-02-20 20:21:04 UTC
Anything and everything from Ian M. Banks. All of 'em epic.
Xonus Calimar
CaeIum Incognitum
#64 - 2012-02-20 20:28:50 UTC  |  Edited by: Xonus Calimar
Caldari State
#65 - 2012-02-20 20:45:25 UTC
wool omnibus edition
Caldari State
#66 - 2012-02-20 22:12:23 UTC
Syrkos Technologies
Joint Venture Conglomerate
#67 - 2012-02-20 22:23:14 UTC
Robert Heinlein "Friday"

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Barbelo Valentinian
Strategic Exploration and Development Corp
Silent Company
#68 - 2012-02-20 22:54:08 UTC
Any of Iain Banks' books (huge sense of scale with The Culture)

Any of John Scalzi's books (good sense of scale with the alien races)

Any of John Varley's books (not such a huge sense of scale, but just excellent s-f)

Any of Vernor Vinge's books (the big space opera ones, forget the title)

Any of Ken McLeod's books (not so much space opera but quite a good timescale)

Any of Peter F. Hamilton's books (particularly the Commonwealth saga and the later "Void" tirlogy, for sheer scale, probably the "biggest" space opera around atm, in all senses of the word).

Any of Neal Asher's books (rollicking action s-f space opera potboilers)
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#69 - 2012-02-20 23:05:16 UTC
The Dragon Never Sleeps by Glen Cook
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#70 - 2012-02-20 23:09:07 UTC
Arthur C. Clarke - Childhood's End ..was pretty nice
Shalia Ripper
#71 - 2012-02-20 23:26:16 UTC
Anything written by John Barnes.

A favorite of mine is Daniel Keys Moran. Start with Emerald Eyes, then The Long Run and finally The Last Dancer.

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Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#72 - 2012-02-21 01:15:19 UTC
Lots of good books here. I'd also highly recommend Gateway by Frederik Pohl.
#73 - 2012-02-21 01:48:51 UTC
For best SciFi with massive galactic spaceship battles and hard core future science,
I'd recommend "Startide Rising" by David Brin.
It won a Hugo and Nebula award and the author worked as a consultant for NASA.

After that, I'd second the folks mentioning EndersGame, Hyperion, and would toss in RingWorld for fun.
All the above come in epic series so if you like the first one you got lots more to read which is awesome.

Matrim Barr
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#74 - 2012-02-21 02:02:17 UTC
Elizabeth Moon's 'Vattas War' series.
Starts off as a trader's diary, then gets into ship-ship fighting while trying to keep a decent stock sheet. Sounds familiar...?
Etsala Empire
Etsala Legion
#75 - 2012-02-21 04:17:30 UTC
Read something that isn't based on an MMO or a video game...

"Neuromancer" is a must read sci fi (one, not the only one). Spaceships and clones idea goes a long way but "Forever War" and "Starship Troopers" are great classics that the thinking man/woman will love.
Deep Core Mining Inc.
#76 - 2012-02-21 04:26:42 UTC
Can't go wrong with any Jules Verne or H.G Wells.

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Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#77 - 2012-02-21 08:05:21 UTC
Jenna Nicole wrote:
Hey folks, in celebration of buying a kindle fire I'm looking for a good book.
I have read the eve novels and I'm looking for something similar to the EVE universe as in space stations, cloning, starships ect
Anyone have any recommendations?

Thanks in advance!

The most evesque and compelling universe I found is Neal Asher's Polity universe. When I read "Prador Moon" I got sucked into his writing so much I have bought all of his books and read them one ofter another. The next similar thing is Ian M. Banks' Culture universe, but it reads like a poor version of Asher's awesome writing.
Kaneda Kurosawa
Science and Trade Institute
Caldari State
#78 - 2012-02-21 09:24:35 UTC
William Gibson books are very good reads, not bad considering the GrandFather of Cyberspace etc is a complete technophobe who writes all his books on a typewriter Big smile

And for people interested in Ian (M) Banks be aware that he writes Sci Fi under the name Ian M Banks and his fiction as Ian Banks (no M). In my opinion his fiction is far superior to the awful sci fi he trudges out but each to his/her own.

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Akirei Scytale
Okami Syndicate
#79 - 2012-02-23 09:14:28 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Phantom
I prefer A Song of Ice and Fire or The Lord of the Rings when I'm craving fantasy.
Dgram Loop
Dutch Squad
#80 - 2012-02-23 09:40:54 UTC
I didn't see these mentioned - Ringworld is pretty awesome, when you read about Puppeteers imagine carebears with no chance of respawn in a new clone, and Arthur C Clarke's books/shortstories are good as always