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Posted on Jun 22, 2012, 6:12:44 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 22, 2012, 6:18:14 AM PDT
ssk says:
Issac Asmoiv is by far the best Science Fiction writer. The word 'Robotics' comes from Asimov's incredible imaginative mind. The books 'The Foundation' is a good start with his books.

Posted on Jun 22, 2012, 6:15:26 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2012, 8:31:19 AM PDT
Pauline says:
I think there were four books in the Morphodite series. If you're talking about the main character who changes the course of history, then goes through some kind of physical change so that he/she ends up the opposite sex and younger. Am I correct? Did he/she write anything else?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 23, 2012, 10:19:09 AM PDT
Mike Barnard says:
Do not take this recommendation seriously. Battlefield Earth is one of the worst books to still be in circulation, and then it is only in circulation because Scientologists keep buying multiple copies. It is literally one of the worst books I have ever read, a formulaic and mind-numbing piece of Boy's own stories larded with Hubbard's hatred of psychiatrists and terrible writing.

Posted on Jun 23, 2012, 11:08:43 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 25, 2012, 9:02:37 AM PDT
ThirdComing says:
Hi Rebecca...I would love to read NINE HUNDRED GRANDMOTHERS, but you can't find it anywhere , unfortunately. Used copies are really expensive. It's so unfortunate that so many wonderful books can never be read because of greed and profit. Everyone should be able to enjoy literature . Well, if you have any suggestions how to obtain that book, please post.
Thanks !!!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 25, 2012, 11:37:12 AM PDT
R. Edwards says:
Asimov is one of my favorites, along with Clarke and I especially like the Dayworld and Riverworld series by Farmer.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2012, 11:30:27 AM PDT
I had NO idea that it was so expensive! $50 for a reprint is ridiculous! I looked at I've had good results with them. I've had very unsatisfactory results from I'll keep looking.

Posted on Jun 26, 2012, 7:29:32 PM PDT
Not a book but Alien, Predator, And my personal favorite Alien Vs Predator!

Posted on Jun 29, 2012, 8:08:36 AM PDT
Khoti Sarque says:
In no particular order, my favorites include The Left Hand of Dakness, The Stars My Destination [Tyger, Tyger], Cat's Cradle, The Caves of Steel, Gateway, The Hitch-hiker's Guide and A Canticle for Leibowitz.

To which I would add GOLIATH and the Killer Zombie which will be free on Sunday from Amazon.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 29, 2012, 8:48:04 AM PDT
ThirdComing says:
Thanks ! I am familiar with I've been hearing about I'll have to check it out.
Have a nice day !

Posted on Jun 30, 2012, 6:41:14 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 30, 2012, 6:45:23 AM PDT
L. Vachalek says:
Arthur C. Clark wrote a great book called Childhoods End. I read it way back in the 1960's. It was this book that hooked me on science fiction. I still have that original paperback. Don't think you can get it in ebook form. At least I cant find it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 30, 2012, 9:30:38 AM PDT
R. Edwards says:
That was one of the first sf books I read too. I have alot of his books. He was one of my favorite sf writers.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 2, 2012, 8:33:19 PM PDT
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Astrocat says:
Yes, anything by Sheri Tepper. I have them all and re-read them every couple of years.

Also, any of Ursula leGuin's sci-fi/fantasy works.

Octavia Butler - well some of Octavia Butler, including her Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents and Lilith's Brood series.

Also, but a little off the beaten track, Orson Scott Card. Some are good, some not so. One of the better ones is "The Redemption of Christopher Columbus."

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 2, 2012, 9:44:52 PM PDT
ibMoonie says:
"The Forever War" by Joe Haldeman is a wonderful read. "The Stars My Destination" by Alfred Bester is another great classic of the genre that is a non-stop thrill. Anything by Ray Bradbury of course. "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" by Philip K. Dick is the basis for the movie "Blade Runner" and is a great book. "Dune" is one of my all-time favorite books of any genre.

Posted on Jul 2, 2012, 10:07:49 PM PDT
Astrocat says:
Some of Michael Crichton's, especially his Jurassic Park books and The Andromeda Strain, are worth an occasional re-read.

Doomsday Book - by Connie Willis

This Perfect Day - Ira Levin

Timeline - Michael Crichton

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2012, 5:58:06 PM PDT
Silvia says:
My very good friend recently published sci-fi novel that took my by surprise - that's how good it was. And I say that not as a friend but as a sci-fi and fantasy maniac. Its called Star Traveler - The Burning Star. I highly recommend.

Posted on Aug 3, 2012, 10:35:20 AM PDT
Valentina says:
I love Asimov too. Neil Gaiman's Never where is great and I just read Savage Bay by Christopher Forrest which I loved. I bought it because the whole mysterious island reminded me of Lost, which is my favorite show and I'm glad I did.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 3, 2012, 12:53:03 PM PDT
I would love for you to evaluate my first novel titled Kills 99.9%. It is a medical science fiction thriller which I published last week. Please let me know your thoughts/review if your husband reads it. It's a quick read and I have been told it is a page turner. Thanks in advance...Dr. Ottuso.

Posted on Aug 4, 2012, 6:15:30 AM PDT
N. C. Butler says:
For something contemporary and a bit different, try Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. It revolves around more of an IT theme and would be especially great for anyone who played any of the early arcade games. I didn't, but still loved this book. It was a very creative, engaging, and fun read.

I also love many of the books mentioned here; Enders Game, anything by Asimov, Dune, William Gibson's Pattern Recognition....

Posted on Aug 20, 2012, 10:10:45 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 22, 2012, 12:29:13 AM PDT
"A Fire Upon The Deep" by Vernor Vinge.
"Footfall" By Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle.
"The Demolished Man" & "Tiger,Tiger" (aka "The Stars My Destination") by Alfred Bester.
"Ringworld" (and anything else) by Larry Niven.
"The Coming Of The Quantum Cats" (and anything else) by Frederik Pohl.
The Demon Trilogy "Titan" "Wizard" "Demon" plus short story collections
"In The Hall Of The Martian Kings" "The Barbie Murders" "Blue Champagne" all by John Varley.
Any short story collections of Robert Sheckley (ie "The People Trap", "Untouched By Human Hands" & "Citizen In Space").
Anything by Harry Turtledove.

Posted on Aug 21, 2012, 7:05:26 AM PDT
Larry Kelley says:
One of my all time favorite Sci-Fi books is "Brother to Dragons, Companion to Owls by Jane Lindskold. When I finished this book I thought "WOW"! Same effect that Enders Game had on me. Read a few more of Card's books and lost interest. Lindskold is an excellent writer although here books based on Mythology are beyond my comprehension. Her books about Wolves are well written. CJ Cherryh's books can be difficult, she has a completely different outlook on humans, particularly men, that seems strange to me, but fascinating. Her Chanur series is great, the Alliance series is fantastic, I like her Predator series. I think the best sci-fi trilogy I have ever read is her Faded Sun Trilogy--like I said, a little difficult but worth the effort. Some books are like chinese food, good, pleasing but 15 minutes later, you need some more-others are thought provoking. I love well-written, fast action books, like Elizabeth Moons, the first 4 or 5 of the Honor Harrington series, etc. But I love the books that make me think, make me say "Wow" when I finish them.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 22, 2012, 9:12:04 AM PDT
TheKay says:
"Letters From Elliott" - a fast paced historical fantasy thriller. Couldn't put it down!!!

Posted on Aug 22, 2012, 1:49:24 PM PDT
JH says:
Not sure if these were mentioned yet but I'd recommend Ready Player One and Replay (Ken Grimwood)

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 23, 2012, 11:24:33 AM PDT
J. Brandt says:
Ray Bradbury is always a good place to start (Martian Chronicles or Fahrenheit 451)

Dan Simmons book, HYPERION.
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