Hard Science Fiction suggestions
I looked through and didn't see a topic for this - it's probably buried -but I need some new books - I totally don't like fantasy - I read Lord of the Rings simply because it's a classic and I should, but I don't like the genre at all. I also don't like ... war based? I don't know what you'd call it, but not an emphasis on military expansion - Semper Mars, -
I like more technology based sf and first contact - hate Darrel Bain, Archive was ok, didn't like Snow Crash by Stephenson, Hammerfall was ok, Resnick's Oracle was ok but wouldn't want to reread - I keep thinking I should like Resnick, but just can't find a click w/ him.
So, what I do like -
Asimov - not so much the Foundation series, but many of his others
Gregory Benford - Sunborn is ok, Matter's End - really liked,
Poul Anderson - most everything I've liked - Tau Zero,
Fredrick Pohl - most everything
Silverberg - liked most of them and have read them all
Kim Robinson - all the Mars books, Red, Blue, etc - loved
Hamilton -Night Dawn's Trilogy - would like to reread - but it's such a massive endeavor to get through it all and very bleak through most of it.
Egan - Schild's Ladder - ok
Heinlein - liked most of them - Red Planet but have read all his books
Greg Bear - most all, Blood Music really, really loved - I've read Darwins Radio and Quantico and Moving Mars
Contact - loved - need to find an e-book for it
Neal - Denizen - better than ok, not great
Gunn - The Listeners, really liked
Paula King - A Whisper of Time - really liked
So any suggestions - PS - I have a sony - so I can't get Amazon only books.
I forgot about Ben Bova too - can't find many at sony or fw though
Last edited by mgrunk; 11-19-2008 at 12:04 AM.