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Re: The Greatest science fiction writes!
« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2007, 08:56:33 pm »
Heinlein is pretty good. I read starship troopers, which I liked, but there was a very limited amount of actual combat, which disappointed me.

It was about the governmental structure and political science of the time. In my opinion, there wasn't enough of that. Most science fiction writers see their genre as a means to tell a good story. Heinlein sees science fiction as a pretty package for controversial thoughts and musings.

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Re: The Greatest science fiction writes!
« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2007, 10:57:35 pm »
Any one here read The Moon is a Harsh Mistress? Good book, though a little dull.

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Re: The Greatest science fiction writes!
« Reply #17 on: December 20, 2007, 01:15:10 pm »
Heinlein is pretty good. I read starship troopers, which I liked, but there was a very limited amount of actual combat, which disappointed me.

It was about the governmental structure and political science of the time. In my opinion, there wasn't enough of that. Most science fiction writers see their genre as a means to tell a good story. Heinlein sees science fiction as a pretty package for controversial thoughts and musings.
I liked that about the book too...It seemed really short, in any case.

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Re: The Greatest science fiction writes!
« Reply #18 on: January 01, 2008, 04:58:09 pm »
An under-rated SF writer as most of his books are for the 'younger' readers, but are fantastic reads nonetheless is Philip Reeve.

Try the Mortal Engines quartet and you'll see he is that needle in the modern day haystack of writers.
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Re: The Greatest science fiction writes!
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2008, 09:25:16 pm »
Ursula K. LeGuin  ;)

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Re: The Greatest science fiction writes!
« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2008, 07:42:24 pm »
Ursula K. LeGuin  ;)
I read one of her short stories the other day..can't remember what it was though.

Oh, the guy who wrote Sandkings. Awesome writer, and it's a GREAT story.
And william gibson.

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Re: The Greatest science fiction writes!
« Reply #21 on: January 17, 2008, 05:36:30 am »
i also really liked madeleine l'engle...i must have read "a wrinkle in time" a bazillion times between the ages of 10 and 13...

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Re: The Greatest science fiction writes!
« Reply #22 on: January 17, 2008, 05:56:42 pm »
i also really liked madeleine l'engle...i must have read "a wrinkle in time" a bazillion times between the ages of 10 and 13...

I read that again recently as a tribute. She died a few months ago.

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Re: The Greatest science fiction writes!
« Reply #23 on: February 10, 2008, 05:55:37 pm »
Oh, by Le Guin, I read "The Ones who Leave Omelas" or something along the lines of that..

It was really good. Dune was great, I didn't like the second though. I'm on Chapterhouse: Dune, which I like so far.