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What's your favourite Sci-Fi Book?

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posted on Jun, 26 2019 @ 04:16 PM
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a reply to: paraphi

Big fan of the Revelation Space series myself




posted on Jun, 26 2019 @ 04:17 PM
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a reply to: Diaspar

A favorite sci-fi/fantasy mixed series I love is called warlock of gramarye.

en.wikipedia.org...

Really good mix of sci-fi and fantasy. So there's magic but there are scientific reasons behind them.



posted on Jun, 26 2019 @ 04:18 PM
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Finally! The topic I've been waiting for. Two all time favorites.

Dave Vs The Monsters by John Birmingham

This is a great triology about a guy named Dave who is a loser of the first degree who becomes superhuman and battles the monsters from the center of the Earth....with an ax. It's hysterical the situations Dave gets himself into. It starts with a hangover, BTW.

Axis of Time trilogy also by John Birmingham

A Carrier battle group in the mid 21st century, flagship the carrier "Hillary Clinton" (the greatest wartime president ever) is sent back in time when the battle group is escorting a converted LPG carrier conducting atomic accelerator experiements and creates a black hole.

Imagine a 21st century international battle group with modern weapons in world war 2. Baatan march? Not anymore! The admiral in charge becomes friend with Einstein ("Your wife and family are as close to you as the fabric of your shirt"), who also takes down J. Edgar Hoover, the JAG of the fleet who retires signs Elvis to a contract when he's 10 years old.

This is my all time favorite series of novels. Imagine during WW2 sitting in the desert with the president, Einstein, dmirals Nimitz, Halsey, and Spruance and an F-22 does a flyby and lands to tell you that this is just the tip of the iceberg of technology. Give Einstein a top of the line tablet with every movie ever made.

Outsanding two books.



posted on Jun, 26 2019 @ 04:24 PM
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Big Dumb Object


I think arrival is based on a book.



posted on Jun, 26 2019 @ 04:27 PM
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a reply to: Diaspar

I love the old extended version of dune. The one that starts with a history in animated form.



posted on Jun, 26 2019 @ 04:30 PM
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A Princess of Mars


Omg! you and me both!
loved all those books. John carter, princess, chessman of , and mastermind of mars where the ones I read.



posted on Jun, 26 2019 @ 04:37 PM
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a reply to: Diaspar

The hellbound heart book of his is a truly scary read if you haven't read it.

The movie is good but the book in this case really is better.



posted on Jun, 26 2019 @ 04:39 PM
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originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
a reply to: scraedtosleep

Wheel of Time is my favorite fantasy.


This is my bucket list series.

I have them all in digital copy and plan to read them before I die.

I once read the first chapter of the first book and it blow my mind so good I still think about it. Just that one chapter.



posted on Jun, 26 2019 @ 04:43 PM
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a reply to: Diaspar I love the old extended version of dune. The one that starts with a history in animated form.


That's the TV version which was in 2 parts, the one Lynch disowned, and has sometimes been shown as one long version.
I don't mind the animated intro, although i prefer the Virginia Madsen intro, but i didn't like the rest of it. Too many edits.
BTW, they're doing a remake coming out next year i think



posted on Jun, 26 2019 @ 04:44 PM
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A Carrier battle group in the mid 21st century, flagship the carrier "Hillary Clinton" (the greatest wartime president ever) is sent back in time when the battle group is escorting a converted LPG carrier conducting atomic accelerator experiements and creates a black hole. Imagine a 21st century international battle group with modern weapons in world war 2. Baatan march? Not anymore! The admiral in charge becomes friend with Einstein ("Your wife and family are as close to you as the fabric of your shirt"), who also takes down J. Edgar Hoover, the JAG of the fleet who retires signs Elvis to a contract when he's 10 years old.


Why the f**k is this not an hbo series yet!



posted on Jun, 26 2019 @ 04:48 PM
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originally posted by: Diaspar
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a reply to: Diaspar I love the old extended version of dune. The one that starts with a history in animated form.


That's the TV version which was in 2 parts, the one Lynch disowned, and has sometimes been shown as one long version.
I don't mind the animated intro, although i prefer the Virginia Madsen intro, but i didn't like the rest of it. Too many edits.
BTW, they're doing a remake coming out next year i think


I didn't know any of that. Thanks.
That's pretty exciting. We now have the tech to make it look great. Personally I hope they use all the super weird stuff from the book.



posted on Jun, 26 2019 @ 04:53 PM
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originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
a reply to: Diaspar

Dan Simmons' Hyperion, read it.


So good. The Hyperion Cangos is amazing. I also really enjoyed Illium and Olympos.



posted on Jun, 26 2019 @ 04:57 PM
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You asked , then covered my response in the OP
The Rendezvous with Rama series
Best ever
"Will they return ?"
"They always do things in threes"



posted on Jun, 26 2019 @ 05:03 PM
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"They always do things in threes"


Haha - Indeed!

I remember when Oumuamua appeared it was described as being "cigarshaped" and passing through the solar system on its way out again, myself and someone else on another forum immediately both said "Rama!" and "They always do things in 3's!!"

Maybe we'll get Oumuamua II and The Garden of Oumuamua...?!?!




posted on Jun, 26 2019 @ 05:10 PM
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There is no way I can narrow it down to one book, impossible.

So I'll list some of my faves instead lol.

Peter F. Hamilton- The Nights Dawn Trilogy is far and away my favorite of all his work. 3 books, over 1000 pages each, totalling 1.2 million words altogether! Super advanced society is plagued with the souls of the dead escaping from a hellish dimension of nothingness and stealing peoples bodies. Historical figures like Al Capone come back and start taking over. Absolute brilliant trilogy.

That said I'll read anything and everything Hamilton puts out.

Brave New World is fantastic.

Starship Troopers is a classic.

Ringworld of course.

Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson.

Hyperion Cantos and Illium/Olympos.

Cryptonomican by Neal Stephenson.

I love SciFi so I could keep going but I think I'll stop for now lol.

Oh and my secret/guilty pleasure is Warhammer 40k. I don't play the game I just read the books.

And I love them so much and i dont care how pulpy they are. There are some truly amazing standalone books set in the Warhammer 40k universe like the Night Lords Trilogy and the Gaunts Ghosts series among others.

Mock me for my love of WH40k at your peril! The Inquisition loves nothing more than identifying dissidents, traitors and heretics. And then purging them.
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posted on Jun, 26 2019 @ 05:55 PM
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My first Sci-Fi book I read was I, Robot by Asimov. Then, I found Heinlein and read everything I could find written by him.

IMHO, the best Sci-Fi book I ever read was "The Space Merchants" by Frederick Pohl and C. M. Kornbluth. It opened my eyes to advertising and the lies told just to get people to purchase items. Of course, its set in the future on Venus.

The Space Merchants



posted on Jun, 26 2019 @ 06:00 PM
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a reply to: Diaspar

The Foundation series, by Asimov. A gem. Never brought to film or TV.



posted on Jun, 26 2019 @ 06:14 PM
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It's being developed by Apple+

en.wikipedia.org...(TV_series)



posted on Jun, 26 2019 @ 06:38 PM
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K-PAX - A must read, especially for world readers. The movie was ok but it missed out so much. I reread it every few years.



posted on Jun, 26 2019 @ 07:23 PM
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originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
a reply to: YouSir

Such a great series.



Ummm...yes indeed...another series I’m really enjoying is...”The Expanse”...mind you I’m only up to book four out of the seven main and many offshoots...

I really like the creative panspermia aspect and how it interplay’s with the concept of alien contact as afterthought...

Or rather...as...nonconsideration or care...an extreme nonchalance method of making waypoints...

Totally inconsiderate...






YouSir




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