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Old 06-11-2009, 17:35   #1
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OK - 'Fess Up

Who else is a fan of the Golden Age of Science Fiction.
I declare this boat related as I'm taking my SF collection to the boat - or at least part of it
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Old 06-11-2009, 19:13   #2
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I am a sci-fi nut
These two book share a spot on my bookshelf aboard Ocean Girl

War Of The Worlds (HG Wells)
30,000 Leagues Under The Sea (Jules Verne)

I will be interested to hear about some modern sci-fi books, good ones are hard to find! Right now I am feeding my sci-fi hunger with mostly sci-fi movies.

Cheers, and May the force be with you! Now ya know I am a complete nerd, where is the smiley face with a light saber when ya need one!
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Old 06-11-2009, 19:23   #3
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The TV did it...

There have been so much good si-fi and fantasy stuff on TV over the last decade or so that I have been disappointed almost every time I've tried to read a book.

And books are so expensive now, not to mention library fines when I don't get round to reading what I've borrowed.

My plan is to get as much as I can on disk or even PVR, and try to bring it with me.

Recently I've watched Torchwood, Dr. Who, Stargate Atlantis. Even Being Erica almost qualifies.
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Amazon sells used books for pretty cheap. With free shipping and no sales tax, its hard to beat when you want actual paper to read from. I was considering a Kindle lately, but its still hard to justify the price. If something like a Kindle were a hundred bucks, then yeah, I would get one.

Check this out, the book 2001 selling for one cent. http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listi...condition=used


Arthur C Clarke is one of my all time favorites. Not really the golden age, but good stuff.
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Old 06-11-2009, 20:34   #5
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Count me in- Foundation (just the trilogy please) to Bujold ( Miles Vorkosigan). SOP aboard. Remember the Legion of Space novels?- great stuff!
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Well, I think our boat name tells the story. We have all episodes from I think every sci-fi series on DVD. Currently watching the last Star Trek seasons. Don't forget Battlestar Gallactica, Babylon 5 etc. Yes, we have every Stargate SG1 and Atlantis too... that's over a hundred DVD's ;-)

My favorite book is Dune.

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Sirens of Titan... if you want to know what it all means.
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Good Books

My favorite authors:

Robert Silverberg
Robert Heinlein
Harlen Ellison
Philip J. Farmer
Andre Norton
Isaac Asimov
R. A. Lafferty

The list could go on and on.....
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I find when I look for science fiction in the bookstores now, you seem to have two choices- Star Wars or Star Trek. Too bad, because there's so much more.
I like David Drake although that's a bit of a cross between science fiction & military fiction. Robert J. Sawyer is good too, near-future SF.

Amazon.com: Flashforward (9780765324139): Robert J. Sawyer: Books
Amazon.com: Calculating God (9780765322890): Robert J. Sawyer: Books

Golden age? Probably Robert Heinlein for me, maybe some Ray Bradbury & George Orwell.
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I find when I look for science fiction in the bookstores now, you seem to have two choices- Star Wars or Star Trek. Too bad, because there's so much more.
I like David Drake although that's a bit of a cross between science fiction & military fiction. Robert J. Sawyer is good too, near-future SF.

Amazon.com: Flashforward (9780765324139): Robert J. Sawyer: Books
Amazon.com: Calculating God (9780765322890): Robert J. Sawyer: Books

Golden age? Probably Robert Heinlein for me, maybe some Ray Bradbury & George Orwell.
Which why I asked about fans of the Golden Age. All I have seen for years seems to be fantasy - are there any new 'hard science' writers I should be reading?
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I love Sci Fi! Asimov and Bradbury are some of my favorites.I almost forgot the Enders Game series!
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I think right now Brian Herbert (son of Frank) is my favorite author.

Brian Herbert - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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You should have been around when my Dad passed away. 20-30 years of Analog magazine. Lots of Asimov and other classic sci-fi.

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My sister, who is the culprit that got me hooked on sci-fi, recommends Piers Anthony.
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