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Old 12-14-2010, 07:16 PM   #16
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Earth-based SciFi:
Earth by David Brin
Timescape by Gregory Benson
Darwin's Radio (and Darwin's Children) by Greg Bear

I'd also like to second IrishBob's (who obviously has impeccable taste) suggestion of McCammon's Swan Song.
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Old 12-15-2010, 01:31 AM   #17
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I can't believe no one has yet mentioned a Canticle for Liebowitz.

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Old 12-15-2010, 04:07 AM   #18
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Bloody Hell!, this is going to keep me going over Christmas ;-)

And a lot of you will find it strange, but I've read the book and seen the film, "the Road" by Cormac McCarthy and I didn't like it at all one bit in any form !!

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Old 12-15-2010, 07:55 AM   #19
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Lot's of good recommendations, I'll add Lucifer's Hammer, by Pournelle.

I had a hard time with The Road. Never finished it, way too depressing, and I've avoided the movie. But I did like the book and movie of No Country For Old Men.
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Old 12-15-2010, 08:59 AM   #20
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Paolo Bacigalupi's The Windup Girl is definitely Earth-based and sort of post apocalyptic...
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Old 12-15-2010, 09:09 AM   #21
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I can't believe no one has yet mentioned a Canticle for Liebowitz.
I was going to! Hard to believe that book is 50 years old. Recommended.
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Old 12-15-2010, 09:12 AM   #22
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Bloody Hell!, this is going to keep me going over Christmas ;-)

And a lot of you will find it strange, but I've read the book and seen the film, "the Road" by Cormac McCarthy and I didn't like it at all one bit in any form !!

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We must be the only two heretics in the world! I tried to read the book and just couldn't make it through. Avoided the movie.
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Old 12-15-2010, 10:42 AM   #23
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We must be the only two heretics in the world! I tried to read the book and just couldn't make it through. Avoided the movie.
You are not the only one. I think I read about 50-60 pages before I realized that while the road might be going somewhere, the story wasn't.

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Old 12-16-2010, 12:49 PM   #24
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Old 12-16-2010, 01:49 PM   #25
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There are a few Asimov books that take place in "near future" that vary from the introduction of robots but before we had much space travel capability, to the start of space travel all the way to some hundreds of thousands of years like with the foundation series.
Nemsis is a fairly recent one, set on the cusp of near light speed travel.
Another one that is "earthlike" in a sense is Nightfall, a planet with multiple suns that is always in eternal light, except that once every thousand years when things go wrong...
then there is the popular "I, Robot" and others in the robot series.
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Great thread.
I just downloaded the Peter Watts series - looking forward to digging into it.

FWIW, although there's some overlap, here is a bookmark I had lying around related to this subject:
http://brainz.org/10-greatest-apocal...vels-all-time/


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Old 12-23-2010, 08:04 PM   #28
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I would suggest you also consider books by William Gibson. They are generally near future cyperpunk.
About Cyberpunk novels (which are near future): Neil Stephenson is also very interesting, specially Snow Crash and Diamond Age.
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Old 12-23-2010, 08:35 PM   #29
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I was going to! Hard to believe that book is 50 years old. Recommended.
Agreed. Both the original short story and the later novel are excellent.

The novel is actually extension of the short story with the original short story intact as its beginning segment with very little alteration. There was also an excellent BBC radio drama version of the novel.
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Great thread.
I just downloaded the Peter Watts series - looking forward to digging into it.

FWIW, although there's some overlap, here is a bookmark I had lying around related to this subject:
http://brainz.org/10-greatest-apocal...vels-all-time/


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Thanks for the link.
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