Semi-Fluff - What is your favourite Science Fiction Book?

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  • Simon
    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.

    Yes, these are great too.

    I forgot to mention too the Asimov books that are 'sort of' in the Foundation universe like End of Eternity - that is a great read. All the robotic short stories (like the one I Robot stole from) are good too.

  • skeeter1

    "Ender's Game" is the best. Life's just a simulation of psychological manipulation.

    Nonfiction - "Into Thin Air" - when everything can go wrong, it will when egos get in the way.


  • blondie

    Gretchen, I have read all of McCaffrey's work, but I wouldn't call it fluff. It comes under the category of Science Fantasy.

    I love Asimov, Heinlein, and Philip Jose Farmer (especially his Riverworld series). When it comes to fantasy, I also like Piers Anthony.

    Gordon Dickson too.

    Orson Scott Card

    Greg Bear

    and many more.

  • Thirdson

    I have never been much into SciFi but like Joel Bear I liked Greg Bear's "Darwin's Radio". I have also read some of Michael Crichton but I must admit I thoroughly enjoyed the Hyperion series by Dan Simmons. (I received the books as xmas or birthay presents).


  • mrsjones5
    Larry Niven's Ringworld

    The first time I saw the game Halo it freaked me out! I kept thinking "It's Ringworld!"

  • jojochan

    Yes.. I loved Starship Troopers, I loved how it expanded on their society, and their philosophies of that time period. The war with the bugs played not so much a major role, but I did'nt mind.

    I'm now into Chuck Palanuick(pls forgive spelling) I have ALL of his books.

    My pop's trying to get me into the whole Dune universe. I'm slowly getting into it though.


  • Buster

    1. Macroscope, Piers Anthony (I don't think anyone mentioned this one. But it was the most intersting SciFi I ever read.)

    2. Foundation series, I. Asimov

  • confusedjw

    Ender's Game

    John Carter of Mars ....series by Edgar Rice Burrows

  • Twitch

    book - Dune (awesome)

    movie - Blade Runner (film noir way ahead of it's time)

  • apfergus

    Am I the only Ursula K. Le Guin fan here? The Left Hand of Darkness is probably my absolute favorite, but I also liked Always Coming Home. I will always have a fondness for the books I grew up on while I was supposed to be studying the Watchtower article for that week: Isaac Asimov's Foundation novels and everything Arthur C. Clarke has ever written that I could find in print. Another favorite is the little known Dreamsnake by the similarly little known Vonda N. McIntyre.

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