"Book 2 of "The Uplift Saga." I'm glad I read this book first, because had I started with "Sundiver" I probably wouldn't have continued. It does take a while for the story to build but its mad-kwayzee finish will make it worthwhile."
"Perhaps my favorite David Brin book. By far the funniest sci-fi book I've read. For me it is far superior to the highly touted Douglas Adams' "Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy." (Perhaps I just don't get British humor. Although I do like Mr. Bean)"
"Post apocalyptic feudal states must submit 12 to 18yr old contestants to battle to the death in the yearly games. Aimed at pre-teens/young adult (certainly violent but no sexual overtones), it is an interesting blend of action, character development, teenage ID and philosophy."
"Book 1 of "The Uplift Trilogy" which takes place in the same universe started with "The Uplift Saga." Although none of the individual books are the equal of "Startide Rising," the series as a whole is more consistent."
"One of my favorite Clifford D. Simak stories, this one is sort of like a sci-fi morality play. Think "12 angry men" except instead of a verdict they are trying to solve mysterious puzzles. And of course one of them is a robot."
"Great movies often come from even better books. Although I didn't read 2001: A space odyssey" I just don't see how it could be better than the movie. Although I enjoyed the 2010 movie follow-up I do think the book was a little better."
"I loved this book, co-written by Orson Scott Card and Kathryn Kidd. It was, however, supposed to be the first of a trilogy. Since it came out in the early 90's there has been no follow up so it may be a dead ender (pun intended)."
"The premise was initially hard to get over (In a post-apocalyptic world everyone lives in "green" cities and get cosmetic surgery at age 16 where they live happily ever after.)but if you can get past it you the story isn't too bad. Should be a decent series."
"A mysterious object is discovered transiting through the solar system and astronauts are sent to investigate. While the story simmers along, the action never really boils. Better suited for those in a contemplative mood."
"Solid military sci-fi. Not nearly as good "Old Man's War" but well worth picking up. After the decent first book the series doesn't really do much more than push the story and in fact the major characters' tortured moral conflicts become grating. The Series really should have been one or two long books."
"This military sci-fi by Heinlein is more military than sci-fi. Perhaps this is why is doesn't seem all that dated even though it was written half a century ago. It's a bit "controversial" because of its heavy right wing POV. However, unlike the depiction in the movie, it is more Sean Hanity than Nazi Fascism."