No harry potter fans here. J.K.K.Rowland is a great writer, I will even use the word genus to describe her work. As far as movies go is it a surprise I say the original starwars trilogy.
Semi-Fluff - What is your favourite Science Fiction Book?
Dune is a great book. The Hitchhikers Guide to the galaxy is another favorite. I like Star Wars novels, the best being The Thrawn Trilogy by Timothy Zahn.
I'm a big sci-fi fan but haven't read much lately.
I loved all of the "Dragons of Pern" books, Dune, anything by Asimov, love reading short story collections and magazines which I read quite a bit of in high school and my early 20's.
I also like Greg Bear, his books "Blood Music" and "Infinity Concerto" and the follow up "Songs of Earth and Power".
Also if anyone can find this I highly recommend the sci-fi short stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle "Professor Challenger Adventures", my favorite story among those is called "When the World Screamed". A very good read.
I also would recommend a sci-fi triolgy by C.S. Lewis, the names of which are "Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, and That Hideous Strength ". I really enjoyed those books.
Dragons of pern series and the zahn trilogy of starwars excellent suggestions.
Foudation series by Asimov, and Caves of Steel. I have read some of those books several times, and I don't even consider myself a science fiction fan.
A Wrinkle in Time
The Forgotten Door
The entire Gor series starting with Tarnsmen of Gor by John Norman
2001: A Space Odyssey
The Passengers - a story by Robert Silverberg
A Boy and His Dog - a story by Harlan Ellison
I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream - a story by Harlan Ellison
The Martian Chronicles, S is for Space, The Golden Apples of the Sun, The Illustrated Man, The October Country, R is for Rocket all by Ray Bradbury
You guys are reminding me of all sorts of books/authors I read many years ago. I'd forgotten about those Gor books by John Norman....sexy stuff as I recall.
I started out reading the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, then I moved on to Asimov, Heinlein, and Zelazny. I loved the Flinx series by Alan Dean Foster. I also read L.Ron's Battlefield Earth...it wasn't bad.
Right now, I'll still read anything by Anne McCaffrey, Andre Norton, Tanya Huff and Mercedes Lacky. Of course J.K. Rowling is also a favorite.
I've got my calendar marked for Kim Harrison, Jim Butcher and Gail Dayton's new book releases coming up this year.
I love the sci fi/fantasy genre....I also spend way too much money on books.
Another Sci-fi series I really enjoyed was "Thieves' World". Really cool. And very possible to find online.
Well, as I mentioned in the "favorite fictional character" thread, I'm fond of Odd Thomas by Dean R. Koontz. I also have a soft spot for Heinlein's The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. And I just finished, and loved, Kim Stanley Robinson's The Years of Rice and Salt.
In a more fantastical vein, I think my favorites are Jack Vance's Planet of Adventure series and most things by Terry Pratchett.
But let's not limit it to full-length novels; I want to mention my favorite short stories, "The Feast of St. Janis" by Michael Swanwick, Howard Waldrop's "The Ugly Chickens," and Grania Davis's "Young Love."
I'd also like to turn you on to The Avram Davidson Treasury.