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Looking for a sci fi book

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Jenna Nicole
Colonial Marines EVE Division
#1 - 2012-02-20 02:39:23 UTC
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!
Sara XIII
The Carnifex Corp
#2 - 2012-02-20 02:42:38 UTC
Old man's war by John Scalzi.
Between Ignorance and Wisdom
Alara IonStorm
#3 - 2012-02-20 02:55:56 UTC
The Halo Book are acutually good. I didn't think they would be but they are. I lave read Fall of Reach, Flood, First Strike and Ghosts of Onyx so far and enjoyed them all. The Space Combat is semi realistic with Newtonian Physics as well which is always interesting.

Forever War is by far my favorite Space Novel though. I recommend it 110%.
Akirei Scytale
Okami Syndicate
#4 - 2012-02-20 03:21:32 UTC
How many of the classics have you read? Ender's Game, Foundation, Rendezvous with Rama, Neuromancer, etc.

You should probably start with those.
Nova Fox
Novafox Shipyards
#5 - 2012-02-20 03:23:29 UTC  |  Edited by: Nova Fox
Honor Harrigton Series by David Webber, on of the few guys I actually see apply military evolution.


Also Ill have to agree the Halo Books are far superior to the game to the point the games barely does the universe justice it deserves.

Dust 514's CPM 1 Iron Wolf Saber Eve mail me about Dust 514 issues.

sycore101
Earths Last Militia
Lord of Worlds Alliance
#6 - 2012-02-20 03:25:46 UTC
War & Peace - http://tinyurl.com/6ueg9uj - Sorry bout the UK links, brilliant read though

2001 space odyssey books .. also sequels 2010, 2060 & 3001 space odysseys

Night Dawn Trilodgy by peter f hamilton .. very long books, even better read

http://tinyurl.com/8yju88z - link to all his books but to read in this order keeps the timeline in check, Night dawn trilogy - The reality Dysfunction, The Neutronium Alchemist, The Naked God. --- The Commenwealth saga - Pandora's Star & Judas Unchained.

He has a 3rd trilogy but he went right off the rails with it, good story, but completly different to his earlier style. Called The Void Trilogy .. i liked

What i haven't read of his is the "A second Chance at eden" set in the night dawns trilogy .. might pick it up.


Also try looking up some old writters of sci-fi, there perspective on the future is something to be looked at.

Another author i almost forgot Iain M. Banks http://tinyurl.com/75cyodu - another really good original author of space sci-fi, brilliant take on technology & future aspect, i'd read Excession, then Considering Phlebas, Use Of Wepons, Surface Detail, it'll give you a brialliant insight of what his style is,

Again sorry for the UK links but at least you know what to look for

Enjoy


Just reading Rendevous with Rama myself .. enjoying for an oldy
Sasha Azala
Doomheim
#7 - 2012-02-20 03:27:31 UTC  |  Edited by: Sasha Azala
I also would recommend 'Forever War', that's a good sci-fi book.



Edit: The author draws on his military service experiences, which is what made this book a good read.

It certainly was a gem!
Nova Fox
Novafox Shipyards
#8 - 2012-02-20 03:30:14 UTC
Wasnt there a book series that bicentinneal man and i, robot are based on?

Dust 514's CPM 1 Iron Wolf Saber Eve mail me about Dust 514 issues.

Ai Shun
#9 - 2012-02-20 03:30:37 UTC  |  Edited by: Ai Shun
sycore101 wrote:
http://tinyurl.com/8yju88z - link to all his books but to read in this order keeps the timeline in check, Night dawn trilogy - The reality Dysfunction, The Neutronium Alchemist, The Naked God. --- The Commenwealth saga - Pandora's Star & Judas Unchained.


I was about to suggest the Common Wealth saga. Whilst perhaps not as good as some of the other recommendations here; I rather enjoyed Stephen Donaldson's Gap Cycle. (See here for a plot summary)

Nova Fox wrote:
Wasnt there a book series that bicentinneal man and i, robot are based on?


... most of the writings of Isaac Azimov?
Nova Fox
Novafox Shipyards
#10 - 2012-02-20 04:10:52 UTC
Ai Shun wrote:
sycore101 wrote:
http://tinyurl.com/8yju88z - link to all his books but to read in this order keeps the timeline in check, Night dawn trilogy - The reality Dysfunction, The Neutronium Alchemist, The Naked God. --- The Commenwealth saga - Pandora's Star & Judas Unchained.


I was about to suggest the Common Wealth saga. Whilst perhaps not as good as some of the other recommendations here; I rather enjoyed Stephen Donaldson's Gap Cycle. (See here for a plot summary)

Nova Fox wrote:
Wasnt there a book series that bicentinneal man and i, robot are based on?


... most of the writings of Isaac Azimov?


Well there was a series he had them arranged into but he wrote them entirely out of order. The empire or something like that?

Dust 514's CPM 1 Iron Wolf Saber Eve mail me about Dust 514 issues.

Sasha Azala
Doomheim
#11 - 2012-02-20 04:15:50 UTC
Nova Fox wrote:
Ai Shun wrote:
sycore101 wrote:
http://tinyurl.com/8yju88z - link to all his books but to read in this order keeps the timeline in check, Night dawn trilogy - The reality Dysfunction, The Neutronium Alchemist, The Naked God. --- The Commenwealth saga - Pandora's Star & Judas Unchained.


I was about to suggest the Common Wealth saga. Whilst perhaps not as good as some of the other recommendations here; I rather enjoyed Stephen Donaldson's Gap Cycle. (See here for a plot summary)

Nova Fox wrote:
Wasnt there a book series that bicentinneal man and i, robot are based on?


... most of the writings of Isaac Azimov?


Well there was a series he had them arranged into but he wrote them entirely out of order. The empire or something like that?



Galactic Empire series, Foundation series and Robot series.

Just Googled it out of interest.
ChrisDude70
Alcoholocaust.
Test Alliance Please Ignore
#12 - 2012-02-20 04:25:10 UTC  |  Edited by: ChrisDude70
Anything by Ian M. Banks is pretty good.

Also, Alastair Reynolds is good if your into really heavy sci-fi stuff. They fit pretty close to the EVE Feel.


Or theres the silly end with the Hitchhikers guide books.
Steve Ronuken
Fuzzwork Enterprises
Vote Steve Ronuken for CSM
#13 - 2012-02-20 05:22:54 UTC  |  Edited by: Steve Ronuken
Try 'Live free of Die' in the Troy rising series, by John Ringo. Some people just won't accept someone controling the orbitals, controls the planet.


And I'll back anything above.

Oh, 'Voice of the Whirlwind' and 'Altered Carbon' if you want cloning in your Sci-Fi. Especially the first. Considering it starts with someone's Beta clone waking up.

Woo! CSM XI!

Fuzzwork Enterprises

Twitter: @fuzzysteve on Twitter

St Mio
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#14 - 2012-02-20 06:11:33 UTC
Alcmeme
42 Engineering
Rote Works
#15 - 2012-02-20 06:16:14 UTC
sycore101 wrote:

Night Dawn Trilodgy by peter f hamilton .. very long books, even better read

http://tinyurl.com/8yju88z - link to all his books but to read in this order keeps the timeline in check, Night dawn trilogy - The reality Dysfunction, The Neutronium Alchemist, The Naked God. --- The Commonwealth saga - Pandora's Star & Judas Unchained.

He has a 3rd trilogy but he went right off the rails with it, good story, but completely different to his earlier style. Called The Void Trilogy .. i liked

The Commonwealth books are excellent, Fits good with eve feel. Rejuvenation, Cloning, Wormholes, Hyperspace, Kinetic weapons.


ChrisDude70 wrote:


Also, Alastair Reynolds is good if your into really heavy sci-fi stuff. They fit pretty close to the EVE Feel.

Alistair Reynolds Revelation Space series is great, interesting because they follow relativity and do not use FTL travel but use near light speed travel and time dilation effects make it interesting.

Also By Alistair Reynolds is Pushing Ice and it is fun with very detailed account of a mining ship that gets caught by some outside forces.
Shogun Archer
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#16 - 2012-02-20 06:18:01 UTC
The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress by Robert A Heinlein...

If you run into more than 2 a**holes in a day, you should probably look in the mirror.

Wulf Tarkin
Electric Sun Associates
#17 - 2012-02-20 07:05:25 UTC
I see that no-one's mentioned Dune by Frank Herbert...
Caroline Cosmos
Perkone
Caldari State
#18 - 2012-02-20 07:14:53 UTC
Or... "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret" by Judy Blume

Total Sci Fi classic.
Arcathra
Technodyne Ltd.
#19 - 2012-02-20 08:02:41 UTC
The Lost Fleet series. Excellent military science fiction with realistic fleet battles. Not that similar to EVE but very interesting to read.

Wikipedia-Link


Nova Fox wrote:
Honor Harrigton Series.
*thumbs up* The best sci-fi series I have read so far.
Malcanis
Vanishing Point.
The Initiative.
#20 - 2012-02-20 08:12:36 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!



Try Schizmatrix by Bruce Sterling and Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds

"Just remember later that I warned against any change to jump ranges or fatigue. You earned whats coming."

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