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    Recommend me some quality Sci-fi Literature

    Well I think the title says it all.

    I really enjoy Sci-Fi novels, I've just finished reading Neuromancer and I need to start a new one.
    My favourite ones are more in the dystopian category: "1984", "Fahrenheit 451", "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?", etc... I don't like alien evasions or that type of story.

    Does anyone have any favourite novels/authors?

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    Re: Recommend me some quality Sci-fi Literature

    I recommend Alastair Reynold's "Revelation Space", "Chasm City" and "Redemption Ark". I also much enjoyed Dan Simmon's "Hyperion".
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    Re: Recommend me some quality Sci-fi Literature

    Quote Originally Posted by Random_Dude View Post
    Well I think the title says it all.

    I really enjoy Sci-Fi novels, I've just finished reading Neuromancer and I need to start a new one.
    My favourite ones are more in the dystopian category: "1984", "Fahrenheit 451", "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?", etc... I don't like alien evasions or that type of story.

    Does anyone have any favourite novels/authors?

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    Re: Recommend me some quality Sci-fi Literature

    Some of my favorites:

    Accelerando and Glasshouse by Charles Stross
    Hyperion by Dan Simmons
    Gateway by Frederik Pohl
    Non-stop by Brian Aldiss
    Rendezvous With Rama by Arthur C. Clarke

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    Re: Recommend me some quality Sci-fi Literature

    The day of Triffids -> John Wyndham
    Martian Chronicles -> Ray Bradbury
    The illustrated man -> Ray Bradbury
    The space merchants -> Frederik Pohl
    Gateway -> Frederik Pohl (this one is just amazing)
    The Word of World is Forest -> Ursula K. Le Guin

    Hope this helps...

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    I'm always suprised about how many Hyperion fans there are. The 1st bookwas great, but it all went downhill IMO.

    For something a little different (prossibly not quite the OPs taste) try "The Anubis Gates" by Tim Powers.

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    Re: Recommend me some quality Sci-fi Literature

    Quote Originally Posted by cascade9 View Post
    I'm always suprised about how many Hyperion fans there are. The 1st bookwas great, but it all went downhill IMO.
    Strangely enough the fall of hyperion was my favorite out of that entire series. I wouldn't consider myself a fan of the series but it was pretty good. Now for the OP if you like dystopian sci-fi stories then you might want to check out the gap cycle.
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    Re: Recommend me some quality Sci-fi Literature

    I highly recommend Peter F Hamilton's Nights Dawn Trilogy
    *The Reality Dysfunction
    *The Neutronium Alchemist
    *The Naked God
    These books are about 1200 pages each but are real page turners

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    Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy! Great comedy intermingled with wonderful sci-fi geekery!
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    Re: Recommend me some quality Sci-fi Literature

    Check out The Greatwinter Trilogy by Sean McMullen.

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