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Any good Sci-Fi books? (1 Viewer)


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My current book revolves around Science fiction a lot. It has astronomy in it, as well as advanced technology. Anarkos and A_Maclaren already gave me some good titles, but does anybody else have any suggestions?

I would like to read especially about people moving to/discovering other planets.

Nothing about aliens though, please! :O)

Thank you!


I enjoyed Neverness by David Zindell (and the rest of the series).


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The Moon is a Harsh Mistress – Robert Heinlein

Red Mars – Kim Stanley Robinson

No aliens? Bleh. You're no fun.


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Forge of God & Anvil of Stars by Greg Bear. Also Eon & also Eternity by him. Prepare to be mind-boggled.

Although they contain aliens, almost any of Larry Niven's books will give you hard science in a delightful story with solid characters.
Ringworld, Ringworld Engineers, The Ringworld Throne;
The Mote in God's Eye & The Moat Around Murcheson's Eye;
The Integral Trees & The Smoke Ring;
all great books with a wealth of solid info behind them.
Also, for colonising planets, Legacy of Heorot & Beowulf's Children, as well as Destiny's Road, all by Niven


Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. In sci-fi characters are commonly made less important than concepts, are almost overlooked. Isn't the case here.

Also, give A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley a read. But if you do, think of it in the context of American society. The implications are profound.

The Thing

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I've recently read 'The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch' by Philip K. Dick. It's a weird one for sure, but it does involve people being shipped to Mars so they can get high on hallucogenic drugs.


I guess I would still suggest Scott Westerfeld's Succession Series. I just think its brilliant, or at least some of the technological and social aspects ^_^