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#106 mmmbeans

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 03:07 PM

no, bradbury is more weird than sci-fi.


Asimov is pretty straight up (though traditional) sci-fi imo.

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 03:08 PM

Bradbury was just a good writer, and I wouldn't confine him to a single genre.

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 03:10 PM

i don't mean it in a bad way at all, bradbury is my favorite writer. like vonnegut, his concepts were deep enough that alot of things that weren't technically sci-fi played like sci-fi.

If that makes any sense.

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 03:12 PM

lol vonnegut

Now I understand.

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 03:12 PM

oooh. what's that mean?

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 03:15 PM

Both of you guys are WAY more literate in this genre than me... I'm just starting to branch out into things... I appreciate the input.

In that case these are 3 of my favorites.

The Forever War - Simply everything you want and expect from SiFi. A magnificent novel that I cant say enough good things about.
Altered Carbon - Hard boiled detective noir with a SiFi twist. This guy picks up where Neromancer and Snow Crash left off for the cyberpunk genre. First of a series of 3.
Armor - This is just a lot of fun. Couldn't put it down.

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 03:16 PM

i've been meaning to read The Forever War on your recommendation Inimicus. Library just hasn't brought it around yet.

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 03:24 PM

I too have been recommended The Forever War and just haven't read it... I will get it now.

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 03:44 PM

In that case these are 3 of my favorites.

The Forever War - Simply everything you want and expect from SiFi. A magnificent novel that I cant say enough good things about.
Altered Carbon - Hard boiled detective noir with a SiFi twist. This guy picks up where Neromancer and Snow Crash left off for the cyberpunk genre. First of a series of 3.
Armor - This is just a lot of fun. Couldn't put it down.


Altered Carbon sounds like my style. I love it when multiple genres are successfully infused.

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 03:46 PM

you actually might like Doomesday Book then, it's a pretty effective mix of sci-fi and historical fiction without becoming alt. history.

love me some sc-fi noir though. might have to check that one out.

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 03:48 PM

Sounds like what Martin did with Song of Ice and Fire. Its like a mystery/political/historical fiction fused with a light tapestry of fantasy. Very gritty adult fiction. There's a joke between myself and my friends that he really wanted to write some porn, and disguised it as fantasy. The sex scenes are not graphic though. Just more than you would expect from fantasy.

"We go home with an army, sweet sister. With Khal Drogo's army, that is how we go home. And if you must wed him and bed him for that, you will." He [Viserys] smiled at her. "I'd let his whole khalasar fug you if need be, sweet sister, all forty thousand of his men, and their horses too if that was what it took to get my army."
(p.38)


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Posted 17 October 2010 - 10:33 PM

Old Man's War by John Scalzi

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 12:13 AM

Forever War isn't available on kindle, I had to buy the actual book (Barnes and Noble). How dare he make me read it the old fashioned way! I'm about halfway through. Great book for it's time, still relevant (as long as you have an "I believe" button that works), and the author has a much more modern view than Heinlen. Simple straightforward sci-fi so far. Not quite on the level of Heinlen, but still very good. Head and shoulders above anything being published now.

Gordon R Dickson's Dorsai-Childe Cycle is a good series if you prefer military style, killemall sci-fi. It's been 10-15 years since I read it (back when I was still in the military). I need to go back and see how it reads now that I have a much more "civilian" view of things.

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 02:04 AM

I've been trying to remember one of my favorite trilogies for like a year now and it's the Cycle of Fire by Janny Wurts.

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 08:26 PM

just wanted to say i read Forever War and I recommend it as well.


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