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#1 Diabolical_Jazz

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 08:17 AM

I've been reading a lot of sci fi lately, rediscovering my love for it.
Would this be the correct place to post about that?

I've got volume one of the complete works of Phillip K. Dick, and I'm almost halfway through that,
And I've been reading The Sleeper Awakes by HG Wells. I'm a little over one-third through that one.
I've also got some William Tenn on deck, which I haven't started yet.

Phillip K. Dick is great at subverting paradigms. He had a story written from a dog's point of view.
And HG Wells has some brilliantly constructed sentences. Not all of them, but certain ones I could just stare at all day.
I don't think he needs to be immortal. I think all he needs to do is to write the right story. Because some stories do live forever.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 09:01 AM

I could have sworn I posted here. >.>

This is the perfect place for it. Anything scifi is welcome.

Would you mind telling me the name of the story from the dogs point of view? I've never read anything like that before, and the new POV sounds very interesting.
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Posted 08 January 2012 - 10:18 AM

The story from the dog's point of view was called "Roog."
It's just a short, but it's good. ^_^

And actually, the original I Am Legend is totally about reversed paradigms.
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Posted 08 January 2012 - 10:25 AM

Thanks, I'll look into it.

Yeah, I had forgotten all about I am Legend. That was really good too.
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Posted 14 January 2012 - 04:59 PM

I read not much lately, used to be a bookworm as a kid... =_=;

I always liked the Barrayar books by Lois McMaster Bujold featuring Miles Vorkosigan, because he is such a great character... what is not to like with a small, slightly handicapped son of a military leaders family who tries to put his own handprint into the books of history and stumbles from one problem into the other, its military scifi but with lots of sarcastic and ironic humor thrown into it.
A classic fave of mine is the stainless steelrat by Harry Harrison, about the superthief Jim DiGriz. I guess I like serious but ironic themes.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:20 AM

Theres a series called Perelandra by C.S. Lewis. *Fantastic* sci-fi books. Highly recommended :)
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 09:13 PM

I really liked I am Legend (though the movie was a little disappointing). Some other Sci-fi books I liked were Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card, More Than Human- Theodore Sturgeon, and Forever War- Joe Haldeman

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:31 PM

I definitely recommend the Maximum Ride Series. Moreso teenage fiction but definitely quite excellent. I also read I Am Legend. Great book. :)

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 01:08 PM

So I've started reading a hard sci-fi book called Ring by Stephen Baxter.
It's impressively well-written. I kinda expected the prose to be lacking because of the author's interest in making it super-scientific and whatnot, but it's actually really good. And the characters are pretty compelling.
I don't think he needs to be immortal. I think all he needs to do is to write the right story. Because some stories do live forever.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 01:14 PM

Haven't read a lot of sci-fi books. When I was a kid I tried to start The War of the Worlds, couldn't continue. Later I read 2 out of the 3 Hunger Games books, will return to the third one later.

I'm also interested in Ender's Game.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 08:29 PM

Why oh why has nobody mentioned Dune yet?

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 05:00 PM

Because it is pre-assumed to be a classic, and well worth reading? =P
But yeah, it's a classic, and well worth reading.

A bit heavy on the politics for my taste, though.
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Posted 08 June 2012 - 07:27 PM

I'm also interested in Ender's Game.


It is totally worth the read. I am a serious Ender's Game fanboy...

You should also read the Foundation Trilogy by Issac Asimov, great stuff there. Also Red Mars(and the other two in the series), and don't forget The Worthing Saga by Orsen Scott Card.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 08:47 PM

I'll look into these, thanks. :D

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 12:53 PM

I've been reading a lot of sci fi lately, rediscovering my love for it.
Would this be the correct place to post about that?

I've got volume one of the complete works of Phillip K. Dick, and I'm almost halfway through that,
And I've been reading The Sleeper Awakes by HG Wells. I'm a little over one-third through that one.
I've also got some William Tenn on deck, which I haven't started yet.

Phillip K. Dick is great at subverting paradigms. He had a story written from a dog's point of view.
And HG Wells has some brilliantly constructed sentences. Not all of them, but certain ones I could just stare at all day.


Lol. Anyways, I'll read any book as long as its not romance based, those mothers get on my nerves. So yeah SciFi is awesome, haven't really read any SF books in.. a LONG while tho.

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 01:38 PM

Hmm... Sci-Fi books... tastes good... 5secs later: TWA!!!
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Posted 10 June 2012 - 01:41 PM

Hmm... Sci-Fi books... tastes good... 5secs later: TWA!!!


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Posted 10 June 2012 - 02:00 PM

YES my dear!??
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Posted 10 June 2012 - 02:01 PM

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 02:03 PM

You are a Deer.


Wee I´m a deer!
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