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OT: Best Hard Science Fiction


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Initial post: Nov 7, 2012 3:34:51 PM PST
What is some good hard science fiction? I mean that in all mediums, whether it would be books or film. No Video Games, since it's pretty obvious there is not a single hard science fiction video game available (which is not a bad thing, it just means no video game bases its fiction on rigorous technical detail).

For me, anybody needs to read Peter Watts. This guy is absolutely brilliant. You can find his novels online. Blind Sight is one of his best, there's even thirty pages of annotations at the end.

http://rifters.com/

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 3:38:35 PM PST
Slave Princess (Sons of Lyra Science Fiction Romance Series Book 1)

Oh wait... i think I misunderstood...

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 3:40:39 PM PST
Promoting your own book are you?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 3:42:33 PM PST
Peter Watts is in his 50's, I haven't even graduated college yet. I'm not a biologist, either. You're pulling my leg with your post, are you? Come on, you have to be.

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 3:46:41 PM PST
Kin-foot says:
Dune, 40th Anniversary Edition (Dune Chronicles, Book 1)

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 3:54:34 PM PST
Rev Otter says:
Larry Niven's "Known Space" books, specifically Ringworld.

Ringworld (A Del Rey book)

also, Ben Bova's "Asteroid Wars" cycle (not quite a series, but more than a setting)

http://www.amazon.com/Asteroid-Wars-Ben-Bova/lm/10LFLRQZJB2QC

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 4:08:30 PM PST
You don't fool me Peter Watts.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 4:14:51 PM PST
Prove it, then. Back up your claims. I assure you will fail.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 4:17:01 PM PST
Peter, it is against Amazon's rules to promote your own book.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 4:32:13 PM PST
It's also against AMazon's rules to post harassing bogus claims to other customers.

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 4:53:19 PM PST
I would advise you to delete you original post.
This is your first warning.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 5:02:50 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 7, 2012 5:03:18 PM PST
ROTFL. I see you still haven't substantiated your asinine claims.

You do realize that Peter Watts doesn't need any promotion, right? He's won tons of awards and is a nationally recognized author within the sci-fi community. Not to mention his books have already made it into the academic circle as required text.

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 5:05:39 PM PST
This is your second warning.
I will give you until sun-up, Pacific Standard Time, so you can sleep in.
If you have not deleted your original post, I will report you.
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 5:11:24 PM PST
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Posted on Nov 7, 2012 5:12:54 PM PST
Wow, amazon, do you even have a sense of humor?

Posted on Nov 8, 2012 6:24:29 AM PST
Soulshine says:
You'd have to ask Martin Starr's character in Party Down.

"Magnicifent!"

Posted on Nov 8, 2012 6:26:40 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 8, 2012 6:27:24 AM PST
Shanghaied says:
Dune, 40th Anniversary Edition (Dune Chronicles, Book 1)

First 75-100 pages are difficult to get through, but if you make it, this is one of the best sci-fi books you'll ever read. Has a lot of relevance in terms of current events as well, strangely.

Also, 2001: A Space Odyssey is a personal favorite. Clarke has always done a good job of trying to use real, or at least highly plausible science in his works. This is the best example.

Posted on Nov 8, 2012 6:42:21 AM PST
Xavier 7 says:
Phillip K. Dick - Pretty much anything by him.

Posted on Nov 8, 2012 6:45:22 AM PST
Chris... says:
Does Ender's Game count as hard sci-fi?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 9:10:14 AM PST
Anthony says:
The first three Dune books are good. it goes downhill from there.

Posted on Nov 8, 2012 9:16:53 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 8, 2012 9:17:55 AM PST
Saga, Vol. 1

Y: The Last Man, Book 1, Deluxe Edition

You should check these out if you haven't read them yet. Not really "hard sci-fi" but it's sci-fi none the less.

Posted on Nov 8, 2012 9:24:46 AM PST
YIGT says:
Check out some of Dan abnett Horus Rising: Anniversary Edition (The Horus Heresy) Warhammer 40k books by this guy are just great. check it out.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 9:26:50 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 8, 2012 9:43:47 AM PST
Ha...Came in here just to do a party down reference and you stole my thunder!

Moving along.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 9:34:03 AM PST
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Posted on Nov 8, 2012 9:38:55 AM PST
Meatwad says:
It wouldn't hurt to say Blade Runner, would it?
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