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need some sci-fi book recommendations!
Also rest of the Foundation series (Foundation's Edge and Foundation and Earth), and perhaps the prequel Robot series too.
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The witcher books
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HighOnPhazon posted...Nicodimus posted...The Bible.
That's still fantasy. There is no science of any kind, neither fictitious or real.
Speaking of Asimov, The Last Question is a great read. He said it was his favorite work. It's available free online.
Thanks for that, I hadn't read that one yet. His Nightfall short story is good too and also available for free.
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I just finished Starship Troopers by Heinlein not too long ago... good read but I couldn't shake the mental image of Rico looking like Casper van Dien, even though the guy is of Filipino descent.
The best Star Wars novels are the Thrawn trilogy, often considered the true episodes 7,8 and 9. These are by Timothy Zahn.
That, and also Darth Plagueis.
After reading threads on this site every day for years, I finally went to make an account for the sole purpose of answering this thread, and it turned out I already had one that I had never used. Anyway... As was said once, Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks is an incredible. So are the rest of the Culture books, especially Use of Weapons. Unfortunately, Mr. Banks died last June, so there won't be any more Culture books (unless someone else gets the rights), but he has left behind quite a legacy for you to start reading. So do it!
Yeah I'm about 3/4 of the way through Player of Games and feel bad I was putting it off for various reasons. Great writer, sad to see him succumb to cancer so young.
Lots of other great modern British "hard space opera" writers though.
I just started reading Dune recently and I am enjoying it.
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The Foundation trilogy by Isaac Asimov
Foundation + Dune > all
i think both are six books, six by F. Herbert anyway
Foundation saga has seven proper:
Dune is six by Herbert:
Coming from the poster previously referred to as "cometfrost" (It bothered me that I neglected to include capital letters in the username, so I made a new account), I'd really like to get into some of the other writers like Banks, but I doubt I ever will. Right now, I'm set on reading all of the sequels to the Three Musketeers, then the Romance of the Three Kingdoms, the Witcher books as they are translated, and finally all of the rest of the Culture books (So far I've read Consider Phlebas, Use of Weapons, State of the Art, "A Few Notes on the Culture," and Against a Dark Background, although that's not actually a Culture book), so I've a ways to go yet. I'll probably also read some Sherlock Holmes novels and some of Dumas' other works.
The real Holy Trinity: Neil Peart, Iain Banks, and Harrison Ford, in no particular order.