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Looking for a sci fi book

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Polly Oxford
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#101 - 2012-05-12 20:56:32 UTC
Steve Ronuken wrote:
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.



John Ringo is also the author of the worst book I've ever read.

Ghost.

A little review: http://hradzka.livejournal.com/194753.html

It was fun to read but for all the wrong reasons.
Sam Taredi
Silent Acquisitions
#102 - 2012-05-12 20:57:18 UTC
Makos Suti wrote:
Lois McMaster Bujold - Vorkosigan Saga

Damn! Beat me to it.
Orlacc
#103 - 2012-05-12 21:06:37 UTC  |  Edited by: Orlacc
Foundation Trilogy Isaac Asimov



(Forgive me but I don't really think the books after the trilogy are that good)

"Measure Twice, Cut Once."

Ezekiel DeSangre
#104 - 2012-05-12 21:33:01 UTC
ChrisDude70 wrote:
Also, Alastair Reynolds is good if your into really heavy sci-fi stuff.


This! <3

Meh..

AureoBroker
Perkone
Caldari State
#105 - 2012-05-12 21:42:30 UTC
Foundation cycle by Isaac Asimov.
Revman Zim
Infinite Point
Test Alliance Please Ignore
#106 - 2012-05-12 23:06:49 UTC  |  Edited by: Revman Zim
I'm looking for something similar to the EVE universe as in space stations, cloning, starships ect

It was mentioned before, but David Weber's Honor Harrington series hits most of these points.

I am on book 3, and I am hooked. I think there are a total of 12 in the "Honor Universe" but there may be more. And, I am reading them on my Kindle 3.
Josef Djugashvilis
#107 - 2012-05-12 23:16:07 UTC  |  Edited by: Josef Djugashvilis
Anything by John Wyndham

They are not modern; flash - bang - wallop books.

But along with I. Asimov, about as good as sci-fi writing gets IMHO.

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CCP Phantom
C C P
C C P Alliance
#108 - 2012-05-12 23:32:17 UTC
Moved from General Discussion.

There are many good suggestions here, I can recommend the Foundation series by I. Asimov which was mentioned already several times. Quite some interesting concepts there.

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Bruno Capri
Jamaican Zombie Flying Squad
#109 - 2012-05-12 23:57:57 UTC
FloppieTheBanjoClown wrote:

I recently read Baxter's Ring, which is the last book of the Xeelee Cycle (something I learned after reading the book). They make a fascinating universe and I'll be picking up the rest of the books soon.


Stephen Baxter's books in the Xeelee Sequence are great hard sci-fi books and pretty epic in scale; spanning several billion years.

http://www.stephen-baxter.com/articles.html#xeelee

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xeelee_Sequence

I'd recommend Ring, Timelike Infinity and especially Vacuum Diagrams which is a collection of short stories in the Xeelee Sequence.
Copine Callmeknau
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#110 - 2012-05-13 00:18:07 UTC
ONLY YOU CAN SAVE MANKIND!!!!



sorry I just loved that book when I was a kid

I don't read much sci-fi, though I'm a huge sci-fi movie/tv fan. I'd recommend The Dark Tower series though, it's a fairly epic read. Sorta weird mishmash of fantasy/sci-fi/horror/western, some 8000 pages though so may take a while

There should be a rather awesome pic here

Reiisha
#111 - 2012-05-13 05:04:21 UTC
Edit: People already suggested Stephen Baxter ;p

If you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all...

Keith Gavner
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#112 - 2012-05-13 05:23:21 UTC
If it hasn't been mentioned yet (tl, dr) you should have a look at Iain M. Banks' books, particularly Surface details and Consider Phlebas.
Shalia Ripper
#113 - 2012-05-13 08:24:19 UTC
"Hardwired" and "Voice of the Whirlwind" by Walter John Williams

"Emerald Eyes", "The Long Run", "The Last Dancer" and "The AI War" by Daniel Keys Moran. yes, it is a series.

"A Million Open Doors" by John Barnes.

Other than that, there are not many recommendations in this thread I would mock. I've read too many of them.

Oh, and go very oldschool and read Edgar Rice Burrows John Carter of Mars books. It is so fun to read them 100 years after they were written.

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Alrione
Black Lagoon Inc.
#114 - 2012-05-13 14:11:44 UTC
Culture series by Ian Banks is really good.
Alastair Reynolds space stuff is also good, not so sure about his other stylistic endeavours.

Lately I have been reading Takeshi Kovachs series by Richard Morgan, its more of a cyberpunk though.
Sister Rhode
Redshift Research and Industries
#115 - 2012-05-15 17:50:29 UTC
Josef Djugashvilis wrote:
Anything by John Wyndham

They are not modern; flash - bang - wallop books.

But along with I. Asimov, about as good as sci-fi writing gets IMHO.


Heh, I was going through this thread thinking, hey, no one has mentioned Wyndham yet, until I got to your post.

His books and short stories are great, old school sci-fi.

Day of the Triffids, Chocky, Chrysalids (which most people read in school, at least here in Canada).

My particular favourite Wyndham story is a short story entitled 'Survival' about a spacecraft marooned in orbit around Mars. It's part of the short story collection 'Seeds of Time' which is a great read in its entirety.
Ituhata Saken
Killboard Padding Services
#116 - 2012-05-15 19:41:13 UTC
Florestan Bronstein wrote:
I'm an absolute sucker for cheesy space opera novels from the 70s/80s Big smile

C.J.Cherryh can come pretty close to the feeling of the EVE universe at times - try Merchanter's Luck (or Downbelow Station) for some light reading.




I was just going to suggest the Alliance-Union universe. :D I also loved the The Pride of Chanur. Or I guess its a trilogy now but it's loosely tied to the Alliance-Union universe.

So close...

Jno Aubrey
Galactic Patrol
#117 - 2012-05-16 00:13:10 UTC
"The Mote in God's Eye" (Niven & Pournelle) is possibly the best "first contact" book ever written.

+1 for all of Peter Hamilton's works - especially the Void series.

Also, go to Project Gutenberg where you can download off-copyright ebooks in Kindle format for free. You can't go wrong with some of the classics - Wells, Burroughs, Verne, etc.

Name a shrub after me.  Something prickly and hard to eradicate.

SabotNoob
Doomheim
#118 - 2012-05-16 19:49:40 UTC
As said many times before in this thread, read books by the one, the only, ALASTAIR REYNOLDS!

I'm almost done reading all of his books. I've read his novels, and I'm currently reading his short stories. They are mostly all pretty good. He was an astronomer and worked for the Euro Space Agency before becoming full time writer. He writes his novels in a way that are realistic, and writes about technology that he believes we can achieve at some point.

His Revelation Space trilogy of five novels are awesome, so that might be a good place to start. His stand alone ones are great too.

Here's a link to his Wikipedia article, where you can find all of his novels:

Alastair Reynolds on Wikipedia
Penelope Star
#119 - 2012-07-12 08:34:56 UTC
SabotNoob wrote:
As said many times before in this thread, read books by the one, the only, ALASTAIR REYNOLDS!

I'm almost done reading all of his books. I've read his novels, and I'm currently reading his short stories. They are mostly all pretty good. He was an astronomer and worked for the Euro Space Agency before becoming full time writer. He writes his novels in a way that are realistic, and writes about technology that he believes we can achieve at some point.

His Revelation Space trilogy of five novels are awesome, so that might be a good place to start. His stand alone ones are great too.

Here's a link to his Wikipedia article, where you can find all of his novels:

Alastair Reynolds on Wikipedia




Recently started reading Revelation Space - heard so many good things about Alastair Reynolds' writing.
Definitely lives up to ALL the hype. Fantastic book.

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pussnheels
Viziam
#120 - 2012-07-12 08:54:30 UTC
you have to like them but several of the WH 40k novels are pretty good , they not the highstanding classical SF books many of my fellow players mentioned but they surely are entertaining

Some of the better ones are the Horus heresy series
Gaunts Ghost series , if you like scottish ninjas in space
Space wolf trillogy
nighthunters tseries

check the black library website fr more info

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