posted on Feb, 9 2011 @ 02:01 PM
Good post. I am not a huge, avid reader, but do like to read, primarily sci-fi as well. I am not sure what you already have or have read, so will just
turn on the 'ol firehose spigot and let out the torrent. Options, in no particular order or preference:
I like his style. His books are fun to read and not overly long as well. Good action, good characters and good concepts. If you like the colonizing
thing, check out the Old Man's War trilogy (Old Man's War, The Ghost Brigade, The Last Colony).
Peter F. Hamilton
- Much more "sciency" than Scalzi, which can
make some of the concepts hard (for me at least) to grasp readily, but still a great author that tells great tales. His books are LOONG (which I like)
and intricate and span thousands of light years at a time. Start with Pandora's Box and Judas Unchained, then move onto the void series. Beyond
those, I can't comment on much as I have not slogged my way through anything else yet.
- I like this guy as
well. He too is very sciency, which I enjoy the challenge of. Good stories that offer a very (IMO) realistic depiction of what future sciences and
concepts *could* be like.
Couple other authors I like (and all scifi, sorry...): Richard K. Morgan, Joe Haldeman, Charles Stross, Neal Stephenson