myyrdneopia wrote:John Scalzi's OLD MAN'S WAR. I've actually meant to get a review up for it.
Stephan wrote:Oh wow, awesome, thanks! I will definitely check out Old Man's War. Leviathan Wakes, The Dervish House, and The Windup Girl look really interesting as well. Also... The Children of Men, that isn't the same as the movie with that title, is it? (great movie, btw!)
I actually just ordered a scifi-ish book. I figured I had to start somewhere, and might as well start with a book from my favorite publisher. Can't go wrong with a Night Shade Book!
Caitrin wrote:Aldric - I got a Deepness in the Sky from the library but Goodreads says it's the second one after A Fire Upon the Deep, is that going to be a problem for me?
Devonin wrote:Read 'Hell's Gate' by David Weber, it's basically a book about a fantasy world and a sci-fi world running into each other. Makes for a pretty apropos segue into the genre.
Aldric wrote:I'll name a few I like that jdiddyesquire didn't name.
A Deepness in the Sky by Vernor Vinge I absolutely love. Also A Fire Upon the Deep is quite good too, by the same author.
Foundation by Isaac Asimov is pretty awesome, but it's old style, and not to everybody's taste. It was originally a trilogy but he wrote a couple more, when he was tying in his Robotic stuff with his Foundation stuff. He did so rather clunkily, as Brandon Sanderson pointed out, which is why Sanderson wanted to do his overarching Cosmere from the get-go.
I'll end with the awesome Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson. It's kind of a satire on cyberpunk. Most of his books aren't nearly as 'funny' as that one. He has plenty more good ones.
jdiddyesquire wrote:Definitely SF intro stuff. I don't know how well it's (Foundation by Asimov) aged as I haven't read it in years. Hopefully better than Dragonlance Chronicles
jdiddyesquire wrote:Neal Stephenson and I don't mix. I think they are the antithesis of readable. lol
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