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Looking for a new sci fi novel to read, any suggestions.

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posted on May, 18 2016 @ 08:44 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Not Steam punk, Cyberpunk.




posted on May, 18 2016 @ 08:50 PM
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I enjoyed these set in near future:

Ernest Cline's Ready Player One and Armada.
Evan Currie's Odyssey One Series (4 books)
Stephen Moss's The Fear Saga (3 books)
P.W. Singer's Ghost Fleet
John Ringo's Live Free or Die Series (3 books)

Far future epics:
Peter F. Hamilton's Pandora's Star and Judas Unchained as well as his Void series (3books)
B.V. Larsen's Battle Cruiser
Joshua Dalzelle's Warship and Call to Arms.

I have all of these on audio and I like all the narrators except for book 4 of the Odyssey series. I don't like when they change narrators in a book series.

These are the majority of my current Audible playlist and I've listened to each quite a few times. I like military sci-fi space opera type books.

Enjoy!



posted on May, 18 2016 @ 09:45 PM
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Err... what have you read and enjoyed? Hard, soft or fantasy sci-fi?

I like mine hard... enjoyed Asimov, Clarke, Niven ... Bear, Stephenson, Vinge ... oooo so many...!



posted on May, 18 2016 @ 09:52 PM
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posted on May, 18 2016 @ 09:53 PM
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a reply to: bananashooter

I can without-a-doubt say that my all time favourite cyberpunk book is Altered Carbon by Richard Morgan.


It's the twenty-fifth century, and advances in technology have redefined life itself. A person's consciousness can now be stored in the brain and downloaded into a new body (or "sleeve"), making death nothing more than a minor blip on a screen. Onetime U.N. Envoy Takeshi Kovacs has been killed before, but his last death was particularly painful. Resleeved into a body in Bay City (formerly San Francisco), Kovacs is thrown into the dark heart of a shady, far-reaching conspiracy that is vicious even by the standards of a society that treats existence as something that can be bought and sold. For Kovacs, the shell that blew a hole in his chest was only the beginning.


It's been optioned a few times by film producer Joel Silver (Matrix trilogy), but yet to make it to the big screen.

Morgan has also written a few graphic Novels, and was behind the storyline to the game Crysis 2.

Anyway, I can not recommend this book (and the other 2 books in the trilogy) enough. It has everything you asked for in your OP, and a lot more!

Edit to add: Here's just a small excerpt -

“The personal, as every one’s so #ing fond of saying, is political. So if some idiot politician, some power player, tries to execute policies that harm you or those you care about, TAKE IT PERSONALLY. Get angry. The Machinery of Justice will not serve you here—it is slow and cold, and it is theirs, hardware and soft. Only the little people suffer at the hands of Justice; the creatures of power slide out from under with a wink and a grin. If you want justice, you will have to claw it from them. Make it PERSONAL. Do as much damage as you can. GET YOUR MESSAGE ACROSS. That way you stand a far better chance of being taken seriously next time. Of being considered dangerous. And make no mistake about this: being taken seriously, being considered dangerous marks the difference, the ONLY difference in their eyes, between players and little people. Players they will make deals with. Little people they liquidate. And time and again they cream your liquidation, your displacement, your torture and brutal execution with the ultimate insult that it’s just business, it’s politics, it’s the way of the world, it’s a tough life and that IT’S NOTHING PERSONAL. Well, # them. Make it personal.


QUELLCRIST FALCONER

Things I Should Have Learnt by Now

Volume II”
― Richard K. Morgan, Altered Carbon


edit on 18-5-2016 by AbdulAlhazred because: The bells... THE BELLS...!?


edit on 18-5-2016 by AbdulAlhazred because: How did he do such fantastic stunts, with such little feet?!



posted on May, 18 2016 @ 10:23 PM
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I loved this Space opera, I would suggest this.

Spinward Fringe

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posted on May, 18 2016 @ 10:31 PM
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I was a big fan of Piers Anthony back in the day. The Xanth series was a great set of books. Each one could stand on it's own, but I just couldn't wait for the next one. He was very imaginative with his use of puns. Great light-hearted reading for all ages.

Incarnations of Immortality was another great series. Imagine if Death, Time, Fate, War, etc. were simply jobs held by humans for a particular time according to a particular set of rules. For instance, if Death comes for you, but you kill Death, you become Death. Suddenly it's your job to take souls but you have no idea what you are doing.

The Blue Adept series was also great. Set in a pair of parallel worlds, where one is governed by science and another by magic, where some individuals could cross between the two. I think the concept of The Game would make the ultimate game show for TV. I'm surprised that no one has tried it yet.

Did I mention that I thought Anthony was a great author?



posted on May, 18 2016 @ 10:57 PM
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a reply to: bananashooter

Probably not what you are looking for,might I suggest Brandon Sanderson?

No vulgarity but I think he's gifted.



posted on May, 18 2016 @ 11:13 PM
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Well if you got a digital reader type thing here is one that is perfect,

The Complete SCP collection Epub, has almost all the Entries into the Catalog Plus all the tales, Then to top it off there are Monthly Digests that take off after that. I been reading since december and am at about #558 in the main catalog and still have not gotten to the tales, but even the catalog entries are outstanding writing about a Quasi-Non-Existent World wide agency that Secures Contains and Protects Unique and strange paranormal / alien / Flat out weird stuff. Doctors who experiment on said stuff, agents that capture said stuff. It is like Men in Black / Dr who / Friday the 13th the series / Warehouse 13 / Project blue beam / Steven King's Shop had a group orgy and SCP-001 was the mutant off spring.

Some of the older entries are of a flavor of LoL foundation with newer ones being Squick factory 5000. Plus there is enough in between to keep you busy for some time... I mean Stories for Days....

fits the request for Humor / sci fi / horror all in one shot.

Link goes straight to the dropbox containing the epub, if you want the direct site to get oeey gooey fresh go google SCP Foundation.

SCP COMPLETE COLLECTION EPUB

Enjoy the sleepless nights.

CoBaZ



posted on May, 18 2016 @ 11:15 PM
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Try the bible, take your pic.



posted on May, 18 2016 @ 11:25 PM
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a reply to: AbdulAlhazred

I love Altered Carbon. Plus one on that suggestion.

Its no longer going to the big screen. A ten episode season has been ordered by Netflix.



posted on May, 19 2016 @ 12:30 AM
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originally posted by: bobs_uruncle
a reply to: bananashooter

I found carpe noctem (sieze the night) by Dean Koontz to be a very interesting read.

Cheers - Dave


That's one of two Christopher Snow novels by Koontz, correct? The premise of the stories are truly the scariest I've ever come across rather in the vein of the film "Event Horizon" really spooky.

In fact I wrote Koontz's 'people' to ask about further sequels and was told there would be more Christopher Snow stories - but it's all about Odd these days.


The best Koonz other then "Watchers".
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posted on May, 19 2016 @ 12:41 AM
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a reply to: bananashooter

For a challenging read try anything by Neal Stephenson.

For fun and a 'wild west in space' try Mike Resnick, "Santiago", "The Dark Lady", The Widowmaker Series, and many many more.

I believe there is a difference between 'steam' and 'cyber' punk myself. The former being mechanical and the latter digital. Think "Wild Wild West' vs "Tron".



posted on May, 19 2016 @ 01:44 AM
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You could try the Culture novels by Iain M Banks, which I think are some of the best. You need to start at the start with Consider Phlebas.

Other great authors are Alastair Reynolds and particularly his Revelation Space series, and Peter F Hamilton.

Hope this helps.



posted on May, 19 2016 @ 02:53 AM
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I would suggest John Scalzi's "Old Man's War" Series

Old Man's War
The Ghost Brigades
The Last Colony

These are the main 3 in the series though there are a few more offshoots



posted on May, 19 2016 @ 03:47 AM
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I said it nearly thirty years ago when I read these - however long ago it was - that The Game would be awesome to witness but back then it wasn't possible. I'd bet that Piers is such a dick that he won't let any of his books ever become movies because, seriously, why haven't his books been turned into movies? The only one was Total Recall and that was based upon the script of the movie(with a better ending, I might add) and not a Piers version of the original story from PKD.

Many books has he written, and a load of them really great and should have been turned into movies by now which makes me think he is taking the Bill Patterson model(Calvin and Hobbes creator) about not letting his books get brutalized by Hollywood.



posted on May, 19 2016 @ 08:22 AM
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Really enjoyed Dan Simmons Hyperion.

If you want something a lot more goofy and fun then Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash was interesting.

If you want some mindless sic-fi fun than Ready Player One was good.



posted on May, 19 2016 @ 08:42 AM
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SATURN RUN by John Sandford First published: Oct 06, 2015


An extraordinary new thriller of the future from #1 ""New York Times"" bestselling and Pulitzer Prize winning author John Sandford and internationally known photo-artist and science fiction aficionado Ctein. Over the course of thirty-seven books, John Sandford has proven time and again his unmatchable talents for electrifying plots, rich characters, sly wit, and razor-sharp dialogue. Now, in collaboration with Ctein, he proves it all once more, in a stunning new thriller, a story as audacious as it is deeply satisfying. The year is 2066. A Caltech intern inadvertently notices an anomaly from a space telescope something is approaching Saturn, and decelerating. Space objects don t decelerate. Spaceships do. A flurry of top-level government meetings produces the inescapable conclusion: Whatever built that ship is at least one hundred years ahead in hard and soft technology, and whoever can get their hands on it exclusively and bring it back will have an advantage so large, no other nation can compete. A conclusion the Chinese definitely agree with when they find out. The race is on, and an remarkable adventure begins an epic tale of courage, treachery, resourcefulness, secrets, surprises, and astonishing human and technological discovery, as the members of a hastily thrown-together crew find their strength and wits tested against adversaries both of this earth and beyond. What happens is nothing like you expect and everything you could want from one of the world s greatest masters of suspense."



posted on May, 19 2016 @ 08:47 AM
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originally posted by: FyreByrd

originally posted by: bobs_uruncle
a reply to: bananashooter

I found carpe noctem (sieze the night) by Dean Koontz to be a very interesting read.

Cheers - Dave


That's one of two Christopher Snow novels by Koontz, correct? The premise of the stories are truly the scariest I've ever come across rather in the vein of the film "Event Horizon" really spooky.

In fact I wrote Koontz's 'people' to ask about further sequels and was told there would be more Christopher Snow stories - but it's all about Odd these days.


The best Koonz other then "Watchers".


But it's good sci-fi mixed with a touch of horror. Sideways......

Cheers - Dave



posted on May, 19 2016 @ 08:55 AM
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a reply to: Bennyzilla

I read "ready player one" awhile ago and it was awesome!



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