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Initial post: Aug 21, 2012 5:51:49 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 21, 2012 5:52:27 PM PDT
Hey does anyone know any good science fiction books. I really enjoy themes such as from the movie and tv series terminator, sort of futuristic fighting for freedom themes. Also so it focuses on a female character and a male character and their relationship. I don't want the female being bossy or anything she needs to depend on her man but still I don't want her to be ignored completely in the story. Thank you

I never read it before, and my brother reads its so I wanted to give it a try.

Posted on Aug 21, 2012 6:05:58 PM PDT
Any of the Vorkosigan books by Lois McMaster Bujold. They fit your criteria to a T. Check the Baen books web site for some free samples.

Posted on Aug 21, 2012 9:46:31 PM PDT
From reading some of your reviews it may be difficult to feed your need.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 21, 2012 11:16:04 PM PDT
Tom Rogers says:
Here are some possibilities:


Pattern Recognition


Half the Day Is Night


Ice (Peter Owen Modern Classics)

The Singer Enigma

Most of these are more like the first Terminator movie than your standard SF, but they are at best romancish.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 22, 2012 4:20:56 AM PDT
K. Rowley says:
"I really enjoy themes such as from the movie and tv series terminator, ..."

Infiltrator (T2, Bk 1) ~ by S. M. Stirling
T2: The Future War ~ by S. M. Stirling
T2: Rising Storm (T2, 2) ~ by S. M. Stirling

Posted on Aug 23, 2012 6:58:55 AM PDT
Chosen for Time i bought this recently , really liked it, not so much a romantic relationship but draws you in completely. Anyway thats my input, happy searching

Posted on Sep 17, 2012 8:42:44 AM PDT
G. D. Parham says:
The Saluda River Sighting

Posted on Sep 18, 2012 3:44:49 AM PDT
You don't mention whether you are interested in ebooks or paperbacks. If you read ebooks and are new to the science fiction genre, you should definitely check out Baen Books online catalog and their free library: . Baen is one of the top publishers of fantasy and science fiction and their free library offers you the opportunity to discover a wonderful variety of both contemporary sci-fi authors and authors from the so-called golden age of science fiction (1950's and 60's). You should note that Baen doesn't offer any of their ebooks through Amazon, only their print books. To find their ebooks you have to go directly to their website.

If you're interested in books with a strong female character, try the first book in David Weber's popular Honor Harrington series, "On Balilisk Station". Here's the link: .

Posted on Sep 19, 2012 8:22:55 AM PDT
Yellow Rose,

Have you read the Hunger Games series? That sounds closest to what you're describing.

Posted on Sep 19, 2012 8:32:01 AM PDT
Or if you like Fantasy mixed in with your Sci-Fi, you could try the Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern series.
First book, considered by many a classic-> Dragonflight (Dragonriders of Pern)

Posted on Sep 20, 2012 4:14:10 PM PDT
Richard says:
You can never really go wrong with Larry Niven.
Not really your "Terminator" stuff, he does have good adventure science fiction.
Start with some of his short story collections like Tales from Known Space, and Flatlander.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 21, 2012 3:29:15 PM PDT
G. Osborn says:
I Like Strong Science Fiction Female Hero's too.

I belong to a site that sends me Short Over-views of FIFTY F-r-e-e Amazon Kindle books a day.

After down-loading and skimming thru the 1st few pages of literally 100's...

I find a few authors I LIKE.

I found an E-book called "QUICKER." One of a series of 4 written by a very smart Orthopoedic Surgeon.

Female Hero
Smarter/Faster than the men around her.
Exploring a New Scientific Breakthru she discovered (Explained in English)
Dating an Olympic Wrestler And a young Scientist.
KIDNAP attemps by the Chinese gummnt - trying to steal her Physics break thru.
Mixed up with Thrue to life USA government Bungling.

Very Enjoyable.

Good story telling AND I feel like I'm learning a bit about Physics which I skipped in School.

Here's a link - IF it works. (Or go to Amazon and type in "Quicker" by Lawrence Dahners)

Quicker (an Ell Donsaii story #1)

I read a lot of books in the Science Fiction
category. And these 4 Stand out as Fresh Plot and idea - wise.


Posted on Sep 21, 2012 8:59:15 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Sep 24, 2012 8:08:34 PM PDT
K. Rowley says:
Richard, you're apparently new to the Amazon forums.. Self-promotion is restricted to the MOA forums.. There is a post at the top of this forum that will give you information on how to find that forum. You should delete your post here or Amazon will...

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 24, 2012 10:34:23 PM PDT
bad, bad author, bad self-promotion, bad

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 25, 2012 5:37:32 AM PDT
Yes, I am new to the whole thing. I have deleted my offending post, mea culpa!

Posted on Sep 26, 2012 9:04:15 AM PDT
I am a bit eclectic but for a good read try and find "Restoree" by Ann Mcaffery for a war one read "tactics of mistakes" by Gordon R Dickson . For a old school read i recommend Heinleins 'The number of the beast" I loved "time and again" by Clifford Simak" but im sure its out of prind another recommendation is called either "esper" or "jack of eagles" by james blish(it was released under both titles

Posted on Sep 28, 2012 7:25:50 PM PDT
DAXXH says:
Try Catherine Asaro's Skolian series.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 29, 2012 7:07:05 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 2, 2012 6:45:40 PM PDT
Dune. Seems to fit everything in your description.

Posted on Oct 2, 2012 8:37:39 PM PDT
Dr.Who (The Tom Baker Years!). Available at "Toys from the Tardis" on EBay very cheap! I bought "Seeds Of Doom" and "Horror Of Fang Rock". Wonderful Retro Sci~Fi with great story-telling!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 2, 2012 8:42:11 PM PDT
Tom Rogers says:
"Seeds of Doom" was the first Doctor Who I picked up on DVD

Posted on Oct 3, 2012 3:59:38 AM PDT
D. Vicks says:
Some SF media tie in books are good.

Posted on Oct 9, 2012 10:48:23 PM PDT
History of science fiction in six minutes ... Mary Shelley through William Gibson
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