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#1 DF

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 07:41 PM

Arthur C. Clark (Kubrick)  --2001: A Space Odyssey (series)....hello dave :),   Rendezvous with Rama series

Octavia Butler  ---Wild seed, Lilith's Brood (previously Xenogenesis)

Asimov   --Foundation series

Pamela Sargent  --The Shore of Women

Greg Bear --Eon, Anvil of Stars, city at the end of time

 

 

Neuromancer by William Gibson is in my queue. I heard this one is a classic, which started the cyberpunk genre.



#2 TheDHJ

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 07:47 PM

The Bible-God :lol:

#3 kramer

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 07:53 PM

Heinlein- Stranger in a Strange Land

#4 JBetty

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 07:56 PM

Edgar Rice Burroughs - John Carter of Mars and the rest of the series.

 

All the Tarzan books, too.



#5 Java Time

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 07:56 PM

L. Ron Hubbard - Dianetics

 

thanks Josh for the inspiration :funny1:



#6 concert andy

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 07:56 PM

Timothy Zahn - Star Wars triology

 

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#7 DF

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 07:59 PM

Heinlein- Stranger in a Strange Land

 

oooo!!. i will put this on my list..I enjoyed Starship Troopers.



#8 gregoir

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 08:44 PM

I'm not a big sci fi reader but I recently read The Fifth Wave and The Maze Runner and thoroughly enjoyed both.  breezy, exciting good reads



#9 hippieskichick

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 11:55 PM

The Bible-God :lol:

 

 

I'd normally just throw that one under regular ol' fiction, but it's got some pretty outlandish, otherwordly shit in there. :lol:

 

 

 

 

 

Back to topic, I lean more towards fantasy than sci-fi, or a nice blend of the two. Anne McCaffrey is one that comes to mind for that... 

 

ER Burroughs is something I grew up on, so I'd give him a shout out as well. 



#10 TEO

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 12:01 AM

Douglas Adams - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

 

Asimov   --Foundation series



#11 Smiles

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 12:01 AM

Douglas Adams - hitchhikers guide to the galaxy

Kurt vonegut - cats cradle

Joss whedon - firefly

Steven Moffat - all of his doctor who episodes

Nancy Farmer - the ear, the eye and the arm (favorite book as a kid)

#12 Smiles

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 12:04 AM

I always knew you were froody TEO

#13 TEO

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 01:49 PM

I got the whole situation in my pocket.   :grin:

 

 

Ah yes, Kurt Vonegut, like lots of his stuff.



#14 sums

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 02:16 PM

besides the classics, asimov, heinlein, clarke, bradbury, etc. (i was a sci-fi geek in high school)

 

babel 17 - samuel r delany

 

the windup girl - paola bacigalupi

 

do androids dream of electric sheep - phillip k dick (and no i've never seen bladerunner)

 

the left hand of darkness - ursula k leguin



#15 DF

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 02:25 PM


 

the left hand of darkness - ursula k leguin

 

 

I have read some of Ursula's stuff (City of Illusion and  The Word for World is Forest), I enjoyed them but wasn't blown away.



#16 sums

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 02:27 PM

this is my favorite of hers, besides the earth-sea trilogy



#17 direwook

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 05:16 PM

Vonnegut, China Mieville, Madeline L'Engle, Arthur c Clarke, R.S. Bakker

#18 hippieskichick

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 05:36 PM

Vonnegut, ChinaCat, Madeline L'Engle, Arthur c Clarke, R.S. Bakker

 

 

You traitorous ass. :joker:

 

 

I knew it. :nulo: You've been in her basement again, haven't you? 



#19 Jim

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 05:59 PM

Just 5... much to difficult!

 

"You must never be afraid to go there." 

Harlan Ellison

 

 

"So it goes"

Kurt Vonnegut

 

"I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be." 

Douglas Adams

 

 

"Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea."
Robert A. Heinlein
 
"I don't try to describe the future, I try to prevent it."
Ray Bradbury
 
I could go on but just one more... 
 
"Remember to always be yourself.,, unless you suck."
Joss Whedon


#20 Jabadoodle

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 08:28 PM

Heinlein's short story "The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag" and the other stories collected in the book of the same name has stuck with me since childhood.



#21 Julius

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 01:39 PM

5 is a lot to ask! I like the genre but I guess only Asimov and Heinlein really ever inspired me to read multiple titles by the same author. 



#22 tyedyedee

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 02:20 PM

i really enjoyed vonnegut and bradbury but no one author in that genre really got my juices flowing, per se :dunno:



#23 jme

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 02:55 PM

Timothy Zahn - Star Wars triology

 

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SO SO SO SO good.