Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror reading list

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  1. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    Just for kicks, in case anybody is looking for something to read. These are all books that I've read.

    Robert Heinlein:
    Starship Troopers
    The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress
    The Puppet Masters

    Orson Scott Card:
    Ender's Game
    Speaker For The Dead
    Xenocide
    Children Of The Mind
    Ender's Shadow
    Shadow Of The Hegemon

    Isaac Asimov:
    Foundation
    Foundation And Empire
    Second Foundation
    I, Robot
    Caves Of Steel

    Kurt Vonnegut:
    Cat's Cradle

    Larry Niven:
    The Mote In God's Eye (with Jerry Pournelle)
    Ringworld

    H.G. Wells:
    The Time Machine
    War Of The Worlds

    Edgar Rice Burroughs:
    Journey To The Center Of The Earth
    The Land That Time Forgot

    Feel free to add on.
     
  2. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    William Gibson : All Tomorrow's Parties is pretty decent
     
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    Frank Herbert:
    Dune
    Dune Messiah
    Children of Dune

    Timothy Zahn:
    Heir to the Empire
    Dark Force Rising
    The Last Command

    Douglas Adams:
    The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
    The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
    Life, The Universe & Everything
    So Long & Thanks for all the Fish
    Mostly Harmless
    Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
    The Long, Dark Tea-Time of the Soul
     
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    Michael Moorcock:
    The Eternal Champion Omnibus
    The Eternal Champion
    The Sundred Worlds
    Pheonix in Obsidian
    To Rescue Tanelorn
    Von Bek Omnibus
    The Warhound and the World's Pain
    The City in the Autumn Stars

    As well as:
    Corum: The Coming of Chaos
    Elric: The Song of the Black Sword
     
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    Orwell: 1984
    Huxley: Brave New World
    Couple of classics everyone should get around to reading.

    King and Straub: The Talisman. :bigthumb: Just finished this one and hoping to start on The Black House soon.
     
  6. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    Great books, all of them.

    Black House is very different from Talisman, so be prepared. Jack is a grown man now. But it gets scary and weird in short order. You'll like it.
     
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    Surprise Sexist Say my name. Say Raul E. Wood.

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    Richard Matheson: I Am Legend

    ...anything with his name on it all the horror greats talk about him and for good reason...
     
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    Anything by R.A. Salvatore if you like fantasy (and I'm not just talking about the Drizzt books). I have yet to read a book by him that I could put down without thinking about it. So far my favorite book by him was The Highwayman.
     
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    mooredodge 3,2,1 I'm the bomb...and I'm ready to go off in yo

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    Xombies by Walter Greatshell was a pretty decent zombie book. Hard to find a good zombie book, as a matter of fact, it's the only zombie book I've found at my local stores other than the survival guide. :wtc:
     
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    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    I haven't seen it in any stores, but there's a really good collection of Zombie short stories called "The Book of the Dead: A tribute to the work of George A. Romero".

    It's like 12 stories by different authors, each with his own take on zombies plaguing the world.

    I posted a link somewhere in the 30 page zombie thread. :mamoru:
     
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    mooredodge 3,2,1 I'm the bomb...and I'm ready to go off in yo

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    Yeah, you gave a link to me a few months ago I think, it's on my desktop, I just haven't read it yet. I need to print it out, I hate not being able to place a physical bookmark. :o
     
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    Just finished reading The Mote in God's Eye.

    Great book. :bigthumb:
     
  13. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    :) I need to finish rereading it. I got sidetracked last time.
     
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    those damn Moties... :mamoru:
     
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    almost finished reading The Naked Sun... it's the sequel to Caves of Steel.
    It's really good too... it even goes into the history of part of the story mentioned the Foundation series...

    are all Asimov's books interlinked somehow? (i seem to remember the robot residing inside the moon at the end of Foundation and Earth was named Daneel Olivaw - one of the main characters in the Caves of Steel & the Naked Sun- , but I could be wrong) :run:
     
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    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    I wouldn't be surprised if they were all in the same continuity. Heinlein did a lot of that, too. And obviously so did Stephen King, the way he related almost every one of his novels and short stories to the Dark Tower. :coold:
     
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    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    PS I loved Caves of Steel. I decided to read it instead of watching I, Robot once I found out it wasn't actually based on Asimov's book.
     
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    read The Naked Sun too. just finished it & thought it was cool... theres another sequel as well apparently... Robots Of Dawn. :run:
     
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    Dan Simmons:

    Hyperion
    The Fall of Hyperion
    Endymion
    The Rise of Endymion
     
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    Orson Scott Card:
    Ender's Game-awesome
    Speaker For The Dead-awesome
    Xenocide-awesome
    Children Of The Mind**soon to be read
    Ender's Shadow-awesome
    Shadow Of The Hegemon**soon to be read
    William Gibson : All Tomorrow's Parties -ok, not great
    Stranger in a strange land- loved it!!
    Battlefield earth-Book was one of my favorites
    Piers Anthony Bio of a space tyrant-all 5 Great reads!!

    these are just my Scifi' that I saw posted that I have read.. ton more I cant even begin to list or for that matter all of the fantasy books.. I dont think I can that much on these boards!

    BTW does anyone else use www.paperbackswap.com

    awesome site!!
     
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    Thanks for the site. It looks pretty good. I usually use the Advance Book Exchange, www.abebooks.com, to find whatever I'm looking for.
     
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    Np, I got a box of romance books for free, and used them plus what I already had to build up my credits.
     
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    I usually stick to short stories:

    "The Complete Short Stories of Arthur C Clarke"

    "The Complete Stories" by Isaac Asimov

    "The Martian Chronicles", "S is for Space", "R is for Rocket", "The Illustrated man", "A Medicine For Melancholy", "The October Country", and "I Sing the Body Electric" all by Ray Bradbury
     
  24. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    What was the name of the one with the Jesuit priest on a ship to explore a distant supernova? I really liked that one. "The Star" or something like that, I think.
     
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    I'll look it up, it sounds familiar.
     

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