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I need some suggestions on books I can read. I just finished the trilogy "The Foundation" (at least I think that's the name in english) and I really recommend it to anyone who hasn't read it.

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sounds cool

 

I'm a big fan of peter davids book series ST - New Frontier.

 

away from sifi, the da vinci code was good, 1984 is cool.

 

back to sifi, i'm trying to read the classics by H.G.Wells and Jules Verne.

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Isaac Asimov has a lot more out there that is worth reading. But I don't know how much is available in other languages. If anything, you should be able to find a few of his Robot books, such as the Caves of Steel and the Naked Sun. I think there are ultimately 6 or 7 Foundation Books, 5 Robot novels, 3 Galactive Empire novels, and the Gods Themselves which tie together in a very interesting way.

 

Nemesis is a good stand-alone novel by Asimov.

 

Look for Timescape by Gregory Benford. It will explain why Star Trek's treatment of Time is way out of step with modern cosmology.

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Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein' is one of my favorites. I found it entertaining and thought provoking.

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Yeah Asimov is great... so far I've read all of his robots series am missing Fundations edge from the double Fundation trilogy(the 3 original and the 3 extra), read nemesis(great book), Basicaly all Asimovs books seem to be great work... but I've read so many other good sci-fi I got lost into it... I go to the library and just take out some 10 books ever month and a half and read them all...

If you can find it the Lens(man?) series is a good thing as well... I only read Children of the lens and it's great... And yes Starship Troppers book is great as well...

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I need some suggestions on books I can read. I just finished the trilogy "The Foundation" (at least I think that's the name in english) and I really recommend it to anyone who hasn't read it.

 

Dig around on the net and find his R. Daneel Olivaw "Robots of Dawn" books. Then look some more and find out which Robot and which Foundation books to read until you get the entire foundation story.

 

Robert A. Heinlein is one of my favorites: Stranger in a Strang Land (I read it every year or so) and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress are my faves.

 

Orson Scott Card: Pastwatch: The Redemption of Columbus is a great alternative history book. The Ender series: Ender's Game, Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide and Children of the Mind is a deep series, complemented by: Ender's Shadow, In the Shadow of the Hegemon, Shado Puppets, and The Giant's Shadow. He's promising one more novel to unite the "Shadow" and "Ender" books.

 

David Brin's Gaia and The Postman are excellent books.

 

Neil Stephenson's Snow Crash cannot be missed.

 

Rudy Rucker's White Light and his non-fiction Infinity and the Mind.

 

Dan Simmons' Hyperion books are great.

 

Kim Stanley Robinson's Red Mars, Blue Mars, and Green Mars trilogy is a great story about the politics and technology of terraforming Mars, and should not be missed.

 

Spider Robinson's Callahan's Cross-Time Saloon series must be read and all the puns appreciated.

 

I take it from your handle that you've already read Douglas Adams. Have you just read the Hitchhikers' Guide series, or have you read his Dirk Gently novels as well?

 

Susan McCrumb's Bimbos of the Death Sun and Zombies of the Gene Pool bear reading. They're murder mysteries set in SF fandom and cons.

 

Piers Anthony's Pornucopia is a rare book, but a must read.

 

Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 and Martian Chronicles are MUST reads.

 

Arthur C. Clarke's 2001: A Space Oddesy and 2010 are good.

 

Harry Turtledove's Worlds at War (double) trilogy needs to be read, too. It involves an alien invastion taking place as WWII is just getting started.

 

I enjoy C. S. Lewis' Perelandra Trilogy.

 

L. Ron Hubbard's Batlefield Earth is a masterful volume.

 

James Hogan's Thrice upon a Time, and his Giants of Ganymede trilogy are very worth reading. His Code of the Lifemaker is a wonderful SF satire.

 

I've enjoyed books by Bruce Sterling, but none of them stand out as better than others.

 

William Gibson has never struck me as a great author.

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let us not forget one of the funniest and most thought provoking sci-fi books written The Star Diaries by Stanislaw Lem anyone who hasent read this little know book should try to locate a copy and find out about the adventures of our good friend and traveller Ijon Tichy one of the best i have ever read....another is Souls in Metal an anthology by Mike Ashley ...contains works from asimov and phillip k dick including the orignal short story Imposter from which the film starring Gary Sinse came from and my favorite book is of course I Robot by our dear friend Asimov

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let us not forget one of the funniest and most thought provoking sci-fi books written The Star Diaries by Stanislaw Lem

 

Yes, thats an awesome book.

 

Thanks for the huge list elderbear, there were a couple I haven't read in there :D

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I need some suggestions on books I can read. I just finished the trilogy "The Foundation" (at least I think that's the name in english) and I really recommend it to anyone who hasn't read it.

 

They are great books. There is 6 books in the series. Pre-foundation books are, Caves of Steel, Naked Sun, Robots & Empire. I've ULed a massive sci-fi collection. A fantastic set of e-books.

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Battlefield Earth is a masterpiece. It is must read Science Fiction. The book has everything. It is almost like the Dune series in that respect. People, science fiction, culture, humor, betrayal, paranoia, all aspects of life and societies of intelligent beings.

 

Hyperion by Dan Simmons was good. I felt like he got lost with the sequels. I think I liked the very last one.

 

The Uplift novels are David Brin's best in my opinion. More must read science fiction for people that like the science aspect of things.

 

William Gibson not a great author? Sacrilege! ;)

 

Gibson is "great" because when he wrote his novels, computer technology was just starting out. He had the most imaginative ideas of what the future would be. Now his books seem kind of dumb because computer technology has progressed so far as to put his ideas out of date.

 

I keep trying to remember the figures in Johnny Mnemonic. I think he had an operation to put a 1 gig storage inside of his skull. How crazy is that? Now you can put one gig on a Flash memory Stick or a USB drive as big as a keychain. No reason for anything fancy like having computer storage implanted in your body by operation.

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my favorite author is piers anthony. he writes scifi and fantasy and also mixes the 2 together. he writes some great series

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Banned for spamming. :p

 

Anyway, I think I've read a total of two Sci-Fi books. My favourite being The Star Trek: Titan novels (Still need to read the last 2)...

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recently i read one of the best scifi books of my readingh career. A fellow by the name of Stel Pavlou wrote it, and i believe it was called Decipher.

 

its based in our time period so its not as if they start jabbering on about tri polymer self mending alloys or some bs.. he does try to support his science quite thoroughly and i remeber him saying somewhere in an interview he did a few years study on the science of the book before writing it.

 

if you like stargate, you'd love this book.. it was a joy to read.

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thats not spamming thats reviving a topic

 

I've read thousands of books i keep some on my pda so i can read while doing long repairs on computers

currently reading through c j Cheeryh's Bren series

read all of asimovs heinliens clarkes antonys cards etc

the ender series got it'sself lost which was a shame started out ok

 

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bump lol

Seems like a spam to me.  ;D

 

To be honest I'm more of a Sci-fi watcher than a reader.

I mainly read tech related books/manuals/journals, and the only Sci-fi book I've read was Dune. But I did enjoy it and would recommend it.

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To members of this great forum I recommend the books of Arthur C. Clarke like 2001 and 2010, which as many of you know were great movies made in 1968 and 1984.

 

If you have a thirst for more star trek then I recommend the star trek novel Federation. It was a great novel and a bestseller.

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Besides the ones already recomended I would add the following :

 

Neverness and the trilogy of the broken god by David Zindell

Fools War & Playing god by Sarah Zettel

The power of a god by the Brothers Strugatsky

Childhood End from Arthur Clarke

Darwin's Radio & Darwin's Childs by Greg Bear

The sea and summer by George Tuner

Ilion & Olympus by Dan Simmons

Zodiac by Neal Stephenson

 

 

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How about authors instead of novels?

Robert A. Heinlein, anything.

Roger Zelazny, almost anything he wrote.

S. M. Stirling writes great alternate world stories.

Gordon R. Dickson, everything.

Frederick Pohl, everything. (Heechee stories are great)

Piers Anthony, scifi and fantasy.

Andre Norton, anything.

Anne McCaffrey, anything.

James P. Hogan, anything.

Harry Harrison, anything.

Robert Asprin

Alan Dean Foster

L. Neil Smith

H. Beam Piper (Fuzzy stories)

Harry Turtledove, anything. (almost all are alternate world stories)

C. J. Cherryh

Jack L. Chalker

Robert J. Sawyer

Greg Bear

Eric Flint

Isaac Asimov

L. Sprague De Camp

Larry Niven

Joan D. Vinge.

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Ok I've got some recommendations..

 

'The Gap' series by Stephen Donaldson

Chung kuo (8 books) by Peter wingove

Stephen Baxter.. any of his

The broken Gods/The Wild by David Zindel

 

Good books, all of them.

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I'd also recommend the star wars extended universe novels. They are of varying quality but I found the best ones were the first Timothy Zahn trilogy made back in the early 90s. I read them some time ago and they were really well written. They came right on time too as interest in star wars remained strong and certainly went up as Episode I came closer and closer.

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They are of varying quality but I found the best ones were the first Timothy Zahn trilogy made back in the early 90s.

 

Oh yea, I remember those, they were darned good. I'd even call them movie-worthy, probably even better storylines than the 'official' movies.

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The only Zahn books I've read were his star wars trilogy. I should read some of his other works.

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