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Initial post: Sep 4, 2012, 11:26:47 AM PDT
Voyager says:
Looking for books that deal with colonizing new worlds, mostly about the first wave of colonists since that's where the action is (lol) Any and all suggestions appreciated!

Posted on Sep 4, 2012, 11:35:38 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 4, 2012, 11:41:02 AM PDT
Captain says:
Try the works of Peter Hamilton, Ian M. Banks, Jack Vance. Joe Haldeman's Marsbound. Kim Stanley Robinson's Red Mars. There are many books about colonization out there.

Posted on Sep 4, 2012, 12:35:46 PM PDT
The Seed of Earth, by Robert Silverberg. Colonists are randomly drafted from the population and sent off-world.

Posted on Sep 4, 2012, 12:38:06 PM PDT
Try 'The Legacy of Heorot' by Pournelle, Niven and Barnes. The sequel I found to be awful, but loved this first book.

Posted on Sep 4, 2012, 2:03:22 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 4, 2012, 2:10:13 PM PDT
K. R. says:
Building Harlequin's Moon

Farmer in the Sky

Man Plus

Red Mars (Mars Trilogy)
Green Mars (Mars Trilogy)
Blue Mars (Mars Trilogy)

Red Thunder
Red Lightning

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 4, 2012, 5:24:17 PM PDT
Voyager says:
is this on Kindle? I'm primarily interested in those. After filling 10 bookcases & still more boxes of books unpacked from our last move my husband declares we haven't any more room lol.

Posted on Sep 4, 2012, 7:54:39 PM PDT
I'm afraid of guessing how many books are in my 5X10 storage space, and the 42 banker's boxes in my garage!

Posted on Sep 5, 2012, 2:10:29 AM PDT
[Deleted by Amazon on Sep 5, 2012, 2:27:11 AM PDT]

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 5, 2012, 2:31:21 PM PDT
Voyager says:
I'm reading Building Harlequin's Moon now, thanks for the suggestion. I wish the next two were on Kindle, I did hit the "Tell the publisher" link tho.

Posted on Sep 5, 2012, 6:17:15 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 5, 2012, 6:19:07 PM PDT
Voyager says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Sep 5, 2012, 7:44:53 PM PDT
K. Stacey says:
That's a weird leap of logic. Most likely you said a "no-no" word or otherwise tripped one of the millions of inane traps that'll get you deleted.

~K. Stacey
"To assist vegetarians in their dietary needs, starting on the first Tuesday of the month, chicken is to be considered a vegetable."

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 5, 2012, 7:50:07 PM PDT
K. R. says:
"I wish the next two were on Kindle.."

Don't know if you know about Baen Books - but, you can get "Farmer in the Sky" as a mobi ebook that will work on your Kindle from them for $5.. They have a lot of scifi books (some even free).

http://www.baenebooks.com/s-59-robert-a-heinlein.aspx

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 5, 2012, 8:02:20 PM PDT
Voyager says:
It was not MY post that was my post that was deleted, it was someone else's. They have not deleted any of my posts.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 5, 2012, 8:10:06 PM PDT
K. Stacey says:
Ah, my mistake. It's still a weird leap of logic.

~K. Stacey
"To assist vegetarians in their dietary needs, starting on the first Tuesday of the month, chicken is to be considered a vegetable."

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 5, 2012, 8:14:35 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 6, 2012, 11:13:38 AM PDT
Voyager says:
Perhaps....it takes all kinds. I'm a psych nurse in a state prison....I've seen plenty of mind-sets. Perhaps I should write s book lol..

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 5, 2012, 8:33:19 PM PDT
R. Wilde says:
Maybe it was someone self-promoting.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 6, 2012, 1:18:26 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Sep 6, 2012, 1:31:50 AM PDT
John Dunn says:
Hi Keith & Keith's wife, to put your mind a rest it was my post that was deleted. I have written a book about colonizing a planet and was bringing it to your attention, but that is self promotion and not allowed on this particular forum, (a fact which I was not aware of then but I am now after querying its removal with Amazon). So, please rest easy as it was nothing more sinister.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 6, 2012, 11:13:04 AM PDT
Voyager says:
To bad I wasn't allowed to see the name of your book, but I will look under authers under this name. Thanks, I'm glad that was the reason and not something ugly.

Posted on Sep 8, 2012, 7:23:38 PM PDT
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Posted on Sep 10, 2012, 6:15:07 AM PDT
Lilacteapot says:
Half Way Home by Hugh Howey.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 10, 2012, 2:42:09 PM PDT
Voyager says:
Thanks Lilac, I read that one, it was very good.

Posted on Sep 13, 2012, 11:08:23 AM PDT
J. Beaver says:
Just finished Arthur C. Clarke's 'The Sands of Mars', which was evidently his first full-length novel. Worth the read.

Posted on Sep 15, 2012, 3:26:51 AM PDT
amnightus says:
Great First contact Stories....

A Hymn Before Battle by John Ringo
Hominids by Robert J. Sawyer
Dragon's Egg by Robert L Forward
A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernon Vinge
A Call To Arms by Alan Dean Foster

anyways, any of those books will knock your socks off

Posted on Sep 15, 2012, 8:15:12 AM PDT
Sands of Mars was a good one. Even got the fact that Phobos rises in the west.
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