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Re: Harry Turtledove and SciFi book recommendations
« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2006, 02:53:06 pm »
I love Harry Turtledove! I'm also into Neal Stephenson!
I recomend some Arthur C Clarke, he's a really deep thinker and has wrote many great novels. Tom Clancy can be good since it is somewhat fiction...

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Re: Harry Turtledove and SciFi book recommendations
« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2006, 04:31:04 pm »
Tom Clancy make his books to long and that is that.
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Re: Harry Turtledove and SciFi book recommendations
« Reply #17 on: September 08, 2006, 03:37:10 pm »
Tom Clancy make his books to long and that is that.

No, that is your opinion, not "that".

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Re: Harry Turtledove and SciFi book recommendations
« Reply #18 on: December 25, 2006, 10:35:11 pm »
Sorry for the necro-bump, but I felt like adding my three cents...

If you enjoy old school science fiction/adventure/escapism, then I recommend The Martian Tales by Edgar Rice Burroughs (Author of Tarzan).  He wrote these books around 1914 or so, and they were the first dealing with a man traveling to another planet.  As these books were some of the first science fiction (besides H.G. Wells and Jules Verne, of course), many Science Fiction authors of this past century read these books and referenced them in some way.  For example, Robert Heinlein wrote direct references to them in The Number of the Beast.  In Return of the Jedi, there are some visual references, like the flying ships of Jabba the Hutt, along with Leia's metal bikini (reference to Dejah Thoris).  Even Superman is based somewhat on the main character of the books, John Carter:  6'2" or thereabouts, close cropped black hair, comes from one planet and lands on another, has great power on second planet, falls in love with native of that planet, becomes something of a savior of that planet, etc.  The first three books are the best:  A Princess of Mars, The Gods of Mars, and The Warlord of Mars.  Though these are not dense books (Burroughs writing style is very dynamic: you can see what is happening, but dialogue can be a bit stilted, though this could because of the books' age) they do actually have a commentary on certain social issues, like racism, organized religion, and isolationism, though they are not exactly addressed head on, but mentioned in a way.  These are good books to have fun with, and they are some of my favorites.
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Re: Harry Turtledove and SciFi book recommendations
« Reply #19 on: December 26, 2006, 11:15:38 am »
Have to agree with Naronto: Singularity Sky by Charles Stross and the sequel Iron Sunrise are great books. A lot of suspense and a lot of offhand remarks and descriptions of future technologies and gadgets.

Some other favorites:

Neal Asher - Gridlinked
Greg Egan - Axiomatic, Permutation City

and of course all the books by William Gibson...

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Re: Harry Turtledove and SciFi book recommendations
« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2007, 10:41:34 pm »
Alternate History fans....and people interested in quantum physics  ;)...might want to read Timeline by Michael Crichton.

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Re: Harry Turtledove and SciFi book recommendations
« Reply #21 on: April 01, 2007, 01:15:56 am »
Well, its got to be better than the movie. Ye gads, what a bit of fluff and trash THAT thing was.



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Re: Harry Turtledove and SciFi book recommendations
« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2007, 09:28:15 am »
Which movie?
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Re: Harry Turtledove and SciFi book recommendations
« Reply #23 on: April 21, 2007, 08:07:33 pm »
*google search*

OOOH THERE'S A TIMELINE MOVIE!

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Re: Harry Turtledove and SciFi book recommendations
« Reply #24 on: April 22, 2007, 05:32:25 am »
*google search*

OOOH THERE'S A TIMELINE MOVIE!

It sucks though. I haven't read the book but I hope it made more sense then the movie.

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Re: Harry Turtledove and SciFi book recommendations
« Reply #25 on: May 05, 2007, 09:38:13 pm »
The book is good, but it's notoriously short. You're left with a "that's it!? " feeling at the end.

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Re: Harry Turtledove and SciFi book recommendations
« Reply #26 on: July 02, 2007, 01:20:33 pm »
Well, its got to be better than the movie. Ye gads, what a bit of fluff and trash THAT thing was.

I just saw the movie. I didn't even bother to finish the piece of crap. It was hardly the same story.

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Re: Harry Turtledove and SciFi book recommendations
« Reply #27 on: July 02, 2007, 02:26:22 pm »
It wasn't even funny bad, it was just bad.

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Re: Harry Turtledove and SciFi book recommendations
« Reply #28 on: July 26, 2007, 11:35:08 am »
I had a look in Borders for "In the Presence of my Enemies." Turns out, for some reason, it isn't sold in Britain.

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Re: Harry Turtledove and SciFi book recommendations
« Reply #29 on: July 27, 2007, 07:18:26 pm »
Starships Troopers and A Stranger in a Strange Land are good sci-fi books. They're the kind of political/thought experiment sci-fi which I just love.