What are some of your favourite Sci-Fi books? (Throw in Fantasy, if you wish, but try and keep it to Sci-Fi. ;) )
Ah.Originally posted by liljediboi
how could you not put in star wars?!?!?
anyways. the NJO (new jedi order) series are ok. i wouldn't say they are the height of star wars novels, but it is hard for me to give a fair opinion because i'm a star wars nut.
Even if this were true, what relevance does it have to his own science fiction?Originally posted by Beren
Lem is a rude individual who mindlessly attacks anything he doesn't understand. But that's just the opinion of the science fiction community.
XD Well, I do, to a point. He was kicked out of the Sci-Fi establishment..so..I can't professionally acknowledge any great love of him. But your point is well taken.Originally posted by cragwolf
OK, but consider this. Heidegger was a f***ing Nazi, but his philosophical work was brilliant. Lewis Carroll (probably) had a sexual attraction for little girls, but his fiction was marvellous. Lovecraft was a racist son of a b*tch, but his writings were amazingly imaginative. I think you should seperate Lem the man from Lem the writer.
there is something slightly jarring about thisOriginally posted by cragwolf
Lewis Carroll (probably) had a sexual attraction for little girls, but his fiction was marvellous.
So long as they are paying with good money....Gypsies are always passing through town and selling him the latest Scientific Development.
People who look for God at the Big Bang are like that guy.
Well exactly. I don't think sexual preference(s) can be chosen: it just happens. But sexual behaviour can be controlled. And if the preference (fantasy, perversion, call it what you will) involves little girls, then there is a moral obligation not to turn it into a behaviour! I think Lewis Carroll managed to stay moral in this respect. And possibly this repression was a source of energy that he directed towards his wonderful fiction. Oops! I'm rambling OT. Sorry.Originally posted by marcus
... would be loathe to despise a man simply because they aroused his libido. What matters is behavior...
Sorry, sorry, crisis of confidence, inner demons, that sort of thing. I may be back soon.why arent there more cragwolf posts in the main science parts of the board, its actually sleepy in some parts of astronomy and you could stir up some discussion
Eon was great, but did you happen to read Darwin's Radio and Darwin's Children, by the same author?Originally posted by redrogue
To answer the original thread:
1. Eon by Greg Bear
2. Cuckoo's Egg C.J. Cherry
3. Many books in the series regarding the Dragon Riders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey
4. Rendevous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
5. The classic Dune series from Dune to Chapterhouse: Dune by Frank Herbert
6. Songs of Distant Earth by Arthur C. Clarke
Unfortunately, I have not, but the reviews for both have been stunning. My list of choices are a bit dated. I haven't read anything recent lately (except my textbooks).Originally posted by Mentat
Eon was great, but did you happen to read Darwin's Radio and Darwin's Children, by the same author?