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need some sci-fi book recommendations!

#11Davel23Posted 11/11/2013 4:01:12 PM
uhohjonah posted...
They aren't video game related, but I recommend:
Ender's Game and sequels
Rendezvous at Rama and sequels
Year Zero
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and sequels
The Giver and sequels
Flatland
War of the Worlds
Anthem

A lot of these are probably obvious, but hope that helps.


Do you mean Anthem by Ayn Rand, or Anathem by Neal Stephenson?
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#12PhilOnDezPosted 11/11/2013 4:09:51 PM
Halo: The Fall of Reach was pretty good. I've heard good things about the rest as well but avoid the novelizations of the games if you've played them, they're well written but obviously they won't hold up to the exact same experience told in the medium it was intended to be told.

Dead Space: Martyr was another one I enjoyed. It's a prequel to the entire Dead Space series, it focuses on Altman and the Black Marker, at least the first half or so of it did. My copy disappeared on me somehow.
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#13Golden_GonadsPosted 11/11/2013 4:18:13 PM
About half of the Sci-Fi published by Baen Publishing is great fun. Not necessarily good, but great fun. There are plenty of free books on their website to hook you in. http://www.baen.com/
#14CourtofOwlsPosted 11/11/2013 4:34:31 PM
the man who fell to earth
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#15Ikari GendoPosted 11/11/2013 4:37:51 PM
Commonwealth Saga by Peter Hamilton
Revelation Space Trilogy by Alastair Reynolds
Consider Phlebas by Iain Banks
A Fire Upon The Deep by Vernor Vinge
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#16AlleRacingPosted 11/11/2013 4:43:02 PM
The Foundation trilogy by Isaac Asimov
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#17PhilOnDezPosted 11/11/2013 5:02:58 PM
Speaking of Asimov, The Last Question is a great read. He said it was his favorite work. It's available free online.

http://filer.case.edu/dts8/thelastq.htm
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#18ElementalWindPosted 11/11/2013 5:09:13 PM
Reposting a list of per-subgenre recommendations I posted on B&L a while ago. Most are not recent enough to be game-related though.

hard sci-fi
Rendezvous with Rama -- Arthur C. Clarke
Engines of God -- Jack McDevitt

space opera
The Player of Games -- Iain M. Banks
Foundation -- Isaac Asimov

humanist
The Illustrated Man -- Ray Bradbury (short stories)
A Canticle for Leibowitz -- Walter M. Miller

political
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress -- Robert Heinlein
1984 -- George Orwell

cyberpunk
Neuromancer -- William Gibson
A Scanner Darkly -- Philip K. Dick (a bit early, but similar idea)

postcyberpunk
Halting State -- Charles Stross
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#19uhohjonahPosted 11/11/2013 5:30:28 PM
Davel23 posted...
uhohjonah posted...
They aren't video game related, but I recommend:
Ender's Game and sequels
Rendezvous at Rama and sequels
Year Zero
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and sequels
The Giver and sequels
Flatland
War of the Worlds
Anthem

A lot of these are probably obvious, but hope that helps.


Do you mean Anthem by Ayn Rand, or Anathem by Neal Stephenson?


Ayn Rand
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#20redrum187Posted 11/11/2013 5:33:08 PM
i second the dune series even the ones written by frank herbert's son and kevin j anderson and check out any larry niven novel.
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