Good Sci Fi books

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Has any one read Philip. K.Dick's "Now wait for the Last Year" ?
 
  • #27
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The Foundation series, by Asimov, is incredible. Short stories are pretty good too as little bits of "snack reading," specifically anthologies like:
-Metatropolis
-Schismatrix (Bruce Sterling, there is a book on it now, called Schismatrix Plus)
-The New Space Opera

There's a wealth of material to read :D.
 
  • #28
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Do anyone know the famous quotation by Robert A.Heinlein?
* A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
How great it is..!
 
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Do anyone know the famous quotation by Robert A.Heinlein?
* A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
How great it is..!
 
  • #30
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The Gods Themselves, by Isaac Asimov. Well, just get anything written by Asimov!
 
  • #31
Some notables not mentioned :
Contemporary:
Neal Asher
Iain Banks
Peter Watts
David Marusek
Ian Mcdonald

Then for older stuff John Varley, Alan Dean Foster.

Oh yeah I forgot my favorite Sci-Fi book of all time: Battle Royal by Koushin Takami.
 
  • #32
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I agree about Asimov's Foundation series (I have ~30 books by Asimov), but I have to say my all time favorite is Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card.
 
  • #33
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Just finished Eon by Greg Bear. Good read, though the politics are a bit outdated.


I enjoyed Ender's Shadow by O.S. Card as much as I did Ender's Game.
 
  • #34
I particularly enjoyed "The Player of Games" by Iain M. Banks. A bit of futuristic sci-fi, with an interestingly different path than some of the other's I've read recently.
 

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