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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:07 pm 
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I am in the mood to read some good science fiction books. And some of the types of sci-fi I like are about time travel, futuristic sci-fi and traveling to other planets kind of sci-fi. Now those are ones I really like my sci-fi to be about but I am open to any good sci-fi books out there to at least check what they are all about. So got any good sci-fi books to check out?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:16 am 
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George R.R. Martin's Wild Cards series.

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Vatta's War and The Serrano Legacy by Elizabeth Moon. No time travel, but plenty of going to other planets.

I actually listened to the Graphic Audio versions of the books, but they were fantastic.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:01 pm 
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Anything by Philip K. Dick.

Iain M. Banks Culture series, but that isn't really traditional sci-fi.

I still haven't read Dune but I did watch the two mini series from the start of the 00's a few weeks ago and quite enjoyed them.

This isn't sci fi but you might be interested. Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn Trilogy. I read them last year and really, really liked the series. It a more modern slant on fantasy, a pseudo scientific basis for what you may consider magic in the books. Sure why not google it and see if it's the kind of thing you would be interested in.


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Been a long time since I read it but recall "The Stainless Steel Rat Saves the World" as being a fun time travel tale.

And of course there's the 2nd & 3rd Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy books - "The Restaurant at the End of the Universe" and "Life, the Universe & Everything" - for more time travel strangeness.

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Is the H.G. Wells book The Time Machine even better then the movie? Not the Guy Pearce remake but the 1960s original?


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I read The Time Machine a while ago and remember it is being very good, I also read War of The Worlds which again was very good.


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One of my all time favorites is The Stars, My destination by Alfred Bester. It's a sci-fi take on The Count of Monte Cristo.


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*Shameless advertising*

You could always read my fantasy/sci-fi 8) See PAPERCLIP thread in forum.

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sci-fi ? felt more like Fantasy/War/Post-Apoc to me :)

you should still check it out through,it's good stuff,the kind that's worth killing 8.4 Million trees for

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Eh, I said sci-fi fantasy. :shrug:

And that's waaaay too many trees Lex. That'd be like...8 billion books...

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*338 Million books :)

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You know the appropriate Tree to Book ratio?

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just googled how many trees were approximately used to print all 7 Harry Potter books,it did the math for me

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:shock: They have that on google? wtf is this world coming to? <_<

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