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User Info: Davel23

Davel23
3 years ago#11
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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User Info: PhilOnDez

PhilOnDez
3 years ago#12
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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User Info: Golden_Gonads

Golden_Gonads
3 years ago#13
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/

User Info: CourtofOwls

CourtofOwls
3 years ago#14
the man who fell to earth
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User Info: Ikari Gendo

Ikari Gendo
3 years ago#15
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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User Info: AlleRacing

AlleRacing
3 years ago#16
The Foundation trilogy by Isaac Asimov
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User Info: PhilOnDez

PhilOnDez
3 years ago#17
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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User Info: ElementalWind

ElementalWind
3 years ago#18
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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User Info: uhohjonah

uhohjonah
3 years ago#19
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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User Info: redrum187

redrum187
3 years ago#20
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.
i still haven't found what i'm looking for...
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