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2 years ago#21
AlleRacing posted...
Asimov


Also rest of the Foundation series (Foundation's Edge and Foundation and Earth), and perhaps the prequel Robot series too.
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2 years ago#22
The witcher books
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2 years ago#23
Nicodimus posted...
HighOnPhazon posted...
Nicodimus posted...
The Bible.


That's Fantasy.


Is it? I thought it was about a powerful being in space who decided he didn't like it being all dark, so then he made light and a bunch of other stuff.


That's still fantasy. There is no science of any kind, neither fictitious or real.

PhilOnDez posted...
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


Thanks for that, I hadn't read that one yet. His Nightfall short story is good too and also available for free.

http://www.uni.edu/morgans/astro/course/nightfall.pdf
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2 years ago#24
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.
2 years ago#25
HighOnPhazon posted...
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.
2 years ago#26
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!
2 years ago#27
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.
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2 years ago#28
I just started reading Dune recently and I am enjoying it.
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2 years ago#29
AlleRacing posted...
The Foundation trilogy by Isaac Asimov


this.

and Dune.

Foundation + Dune > all

i think both are six books, six by F. Herbert anyway


EDIT-
Foundation saga has seven proper:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foundation_series

Dune is six by Herbert:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dune_universe
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2 years ago#30
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.
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