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Another Sci-Fi Book Thread

What Sci-Fi/Fantasy are you all reading these days?

Feel free to recommend classics for other folks, but I’m interested in hearing what ‘new’ stuff you’re reading/have read.

[quote]SteelyD wrote:
What Sci-Fi/Fantasy are you all reading these days?

Feel free to recommend classics for other folks, but I’m interested in hearing what ‘new’ stuff you’re reading/have read.[/quote]

You cannot go wrong with any of Iain M. banks Culture novels.

Alistair Reynolds - House of Suns, excellent.

Sorry Steely, I’ve got nothing “new”… but I am now re-reading some old conan books after that other thread.

oh, and ASOIAF …lol

Do graphic novels count?

Just finished the second book of this series.

Does Zombie lit count? That’s kind of science fiction

I’m reading “Apocalypse Z: The beginning of the end” when and where I can

also almost done re-reading ASOIF (again when and where I can).

[quote]polo77j wrote:
Does Zombie lit count? That’s kind of science fiction

I’m reading “Apocalypse Z: The beginning of the end” when and where I can

also almost done re-reading ASOIF (again when and where I can).[/quote]

Well in that case, Jonathan Mayberry, starting with Rot and Ruin I think.

[quote]Derek542 wrote:

Just finished the second book of this series. [/quote]
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The Passage is awesome, I’ve also just finished the second book (The Twelve).

In lieu of the news about the upcoming Star Wars films, I began rereading “Splinter of the Mind’s Eye” by Alan Dean Foster. Pretty good book if you’re an old-school Star Wars fan.

I haven’t read any sci-fi in a while, the last was excellent though, Flashforward by Robert J. Sawyer.

imhungry, polo – absolutely! Thanks!

Good stuff so far-- thanks-- keep them coming!

DBCooper - I was eyeing up a few Star Wars books. I haven’t kept up with them over the years but I loved Timothy Zahn’s “Thrawn” trilogy.

I’m stocking up for some business travel. I picked up “Daybreak Zero” by John Barnes which I can’t seem to put down. He also wrote “Directive 51” which was pretty awesome.

“Good Omens” (Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett) is in queue. That’s not hard core sci-fi, but it’s hard to classify Gaiman. Supernatural/non-horror/comedy?

Derek – I’ll check that out.

I think you’d like this book “Daybreak Zero” I’m reading now. Post-apocalyptic theme (techno-thriller). Great characters if not a little geeky.

[quote]SteelyD wrote:
Derek – I’ll check that out.

I think you’d like this book “Daybreak Zero” I’m reading now. Post-apocalyptic theme (techno-thriller). Great characters if not a little geeky.[/quote]

Thanks Steely, just finished up a gift card from my birthday buying these two books, you know since I am stuck in a hotel all weekend.

Funny how long it took me to pick up one of Harry Harrison’s books since we share the same surname…but I’m 30 pages or so into A Stainless Steel Rat is Born and it’s fun.

Dune(i would reccomend stopping at the first one)
Starship Troopers
Do androids dream of electric sheep?
H.P. Lovecrafts Necronomicon
A roadside picnic

Rule 34 - Charlie Stross

Not really sure how to describe his work.

[quote]Hell-Billy wrote:
Dune(i would reccomend stopping at the first one)
Starship Troopers
Do androids dream of electric sheep?
H.P. Lovecrafts Necronomicon
A roadside picnic
[/quote]

Dune I’ve read three times yet see no need to stop at the first one.

Starship Troopers I’ve read maybe 8 or 9 times.

H.P Lovecraft is great.

[quote]Hell-Billy wrote:
Dune(i would reccomend stopping at the first one)
Starship Troopers
Do androids dream of electric sheep?
H.P. Lovecrafts Necronomicon
A roadside picnic
[/quote]

Steely was looking for new stuff.

Nards agreed on Dune. Read them all in HS then I have just read the first a couple more times since then.