i got a TON of great recommendations on this thread:
School Me On Some Sci-Fi My Astral Brothers And Sisters!
― scott seward, Tuesday, 8 July 2008 01:13 (thirteen years ago) link
Quick update, I snuck into Borders yesterday after work and bought Fallen Dragon by Peter F Hamilton, it's a stand alone and is supposed to be one of his best.
― MaresNest, Tuesday, 8 July 2008 08:28 (thirteen years ago) link
I need to read more SF... maybe I should finally read some of the Phillip K Dick books (other than the two easy ones) so that I can have an informed opinion on this writer.
― The Real Dirty Vicar, Tuesday, 8 July 2008 14:28 (thirteen years ago) link
I used to read TONS of sci-fi when I was a kid, continuing up through my late twenties, though not so much these days. Some favorites:
Ringworld: Larry Niven
The Anubis Gates: Tim Powers
Crash: J.G. Ballard
The Cyberiad: Stanislaw Lem
Way Station: Clifford D. Simak
The Master of Space and Time: Rudy Rucker
The Book of the New Sun: Gene Wolfe
Brightness Falls from the Air: James Tiptree, Jr.
Roadmarks: Roger Zelazny
The Man in the High Castle: Philip K Dick
Bill, the Galactic Hero: Harry Harrison (skip the many sequels)
Dhalgren: Samuel R. Delany
Blood Music: Greg Bear
Neuromancer: William Gibson
The Iron Dream: Norman Spinrad
Presidio Street Station: China Mieville
Vurt: Jeff Noon
Dr. Adder: KW Jeter
Short stories by Theodore Sturgeon, Harlan Ellison, Connie Willis.
― contenderizer, Thursday, 24 July 2008 16:49 (thirteen years ago) link
Also, The Difference Engine, a Victorian proto-cyberpunk thing by Gibson and Bruce Sterling. Not a great story, but the ideas and implications have stuck with me for years.
― contenderizer, Thursday, 24 July 2008 16:52 (thirteen years ago) link
That's a hard list to argue with.
― James Morrison, Thursday, 24 July 2008 23:04 (thirteen years ago) link
this YouTube channel looks..... intertsing
― Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 17 December 2019 13:25 (one year ago) link