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  # 1756355 4-Apr-2017 14:51
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also anything written by philip k dick. everything is great.

 

 

I love all his movies! 





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  # 1756357 4-Apr-2017 14:56
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kiwifidget:

 

fizzychicken:

 

also anything written by philip k dick. everything is great.

 

 

I love all his movies! 

 

 

me too, one of the few times where the movies generally improve on the books and don't just introduce alien mice creatures (total recall).





 
 
 
 


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  # 1756449 4-Apr-2017 17:11
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@timmmay
Without giving away too much plot, it initially revolves around an exceptionally talented and dedicated young female naval commander as her star nation fights to avoid being gobbled up by another larger, corrupted star nation. I cannot recommend it highly enough, I first read it via the Baen free library and ended up buying at last count 20+ of the books in paperback I liked the universe that much, and I'm a a "pirate all the things" kind of guy.

 

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I definitly blame Heinlein for me ending up not being able to find a political party I like because I have a total mishmash of political views and he was a very influential author in my youth. As for them being well written stories, well plenty of people believe in the Bible and that's the best selling fiction novel of all time :-P On that note I don't think anyone's mentioned L Ron Hubbard.. I think Scientologists are batsh*t crazy but I enjoyed reading Battlefield Earth & the Mission Earth series.

 

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Totally agree on the movie being different, it was done deliberately by Verhoven as he objected to the books "facist" utopia and refused to write the movie as anything other than a total parody. It ranks up there for me was one of the worst book to movie adaptations of all time.. Which brings me to another author I don't think I've seen either, David Brin. I enjoyed The Postman as a book but the movie was godawful. His Uplift series is well worth reading too.

 

Unrelated to any of the above comments, but Philip José Farmer's Riverworld series is worth a read too.





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  # 1756517 4-Apr-2017 19:16
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He is the Messiah! I should know: I've seen a few!

 

 

He is not the messiah - he's a very naughty boy!

 

 

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  # 1756538 4-Apr-2017 19:25
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Could anyone recommend a good sci-fi novel series?

 

I am really enjoying The Expanse tv series, but am reluctant to read the books so as not to spoil the show.

 

For those who have read The Expanse novels 9and enjoyed them), what other series would you recommend?

 

 

 

 

I would just read the books anyway. I've read them and am enjoying the TV series 


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For a series I loved the E Doc Smith lensman Series starting with Triplanetary if I remember correctly 





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  # 1756649 4-Apr-2017 21:53
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I'd love to find something that was as good as the Hunger Games (book) 1 and 2. Mostly around the actual survival parts, not all the other stuff.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1757155 5-Apr-2017 16:16
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Has anyone read this book by Alastair Reynolds & Stephen Baxter?; The Medusa Chronicles: Medusa Chronicles #1 in paperback. It is also in the iBook store as well.

 

Inspired by Sir Arthur C. Clarke's short story A Meeting with Medusa, ......, with permission from the Clarke Estate....

 

Has anyone read books by Alastair Reynolds & Stephen Baxter?





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FineWine:

 

Has anyone read this book by Alastair Reynolds & Stephen Baxter?; The Medusa Chronicles: Medusa Chronicles #1 in paperback. It is also in the iBook store as well.

 

Inspired by Sir Arthur C. Clarke's short story A Meeting with Medusa, ......, with permission from the Clarke Estate....

 

Has anyone read books by Alastair Reynolds & Stephen Baxter?

 

 

I haven't read that one, but I have read both those authors individually. Stephen Baxter does very good hard SF, and Alastair Reynolds very readable Space Opera. I'll have to keep an eye out for that collaboration.


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If anyone has the Dragonfall 5 series of books from their childhood I'd love to borrow or buy them for my own kids





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  # 1760564 11-Apr-2017 08:50
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William Gibson!





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  # 1760576 11-Apr-2017 09:17
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Read "We Are Legion (We Are Bob) by Dennis Taylor" over Summer. Thought it was really well written.

 

 

I saw that on a lot of lists so started it the other day and am about halfway through now.

 

Quite light and entertaining, and am enjoying it.


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I'd love to find something that was as good as the Hunger Games (book) 1 and 2. Mostly around the actual survival parts, not all the other stuff.

 

 

Red Rising then - its very Hunger Game'ish but more brutal.

 

 





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  # 1760588 11-Apr-2017 09:30
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xpd:

 

networkn:

 

I'd love to find something that was as good as the Hunger Games (book) 1 and 2. Mostly around the actual survival parts, not all the other stuff.

 

 

Red Rising then - its very Hunger Game'ish but more brutal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

World War Z - the book, not the execrable movie - is the sequel to The Zombie Survival Guide. They are written be Max Brooks - Mel Brooks' son - and are excellent zombie survival horror books.





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  # 1760591 11-Apr-2017 09:32
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Geektastic:
Paul1977:

 

Could anyone recommend a good sci-fi novel series?

 

I am really enjoying The Expanse tv series, but am reluctant to read the books so as not to spoil the show.

 

For those who have read The Expanse novels 9and enjoyed them), what other series would you recommend?

 



That's a bit like saying you're reluctant to read the Bible in case it spoils The Life of Brian!

The books are so much more detailed and will fill in so many blanks that the show leaves. They are also very good.

 

Interesting you say there is so much more detail in the books. I normally find that to be the case when comparing novels to TV/movies, but in the case of Leviathan Wakes (which I did start reading after season 1 of the show finished) I actually thought the TV series seemed a little more fleshed out compared to the book (although I only got about half-way through the book).

 

I'm sure they are excellent books, but didn't seem to add a lot to what I'd already seen in the show.

 

Since almost every good show gets cancelled before it's time, I'm sure I'll end up reading them so I can continue the story. I may read the ones that the show has already covered, but I don't think I'll read ahead of the show.


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