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Old 08-31-2013, 06:54 AM   #31
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Have you been to your local library and seen what they have?
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Old 04-23-2014, 05:26 AM   #32
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I also recommend Dan Simmons' Hyperion (and sequels).
And Vernor Vinge (Zones of thought, Rainbows end...).
Also Robert Charles Wilson (Spin)

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These are all older and possibly cheaper books to find, but are still great reads.

"Ringworld" by Arthur C Clark

"The Forever War" by Haldeman/Scalzi (won Hugo, Nebula, being turned into a movie)

"Gateway" by Frederick Pohl - first novel of the Heechee saga
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Old 05-04-2014, 04:32 PM   #34
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"Ringworld" by Arthur C Clark!!!!

Now that one I'd love to read.
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"Ringworld" by Arthur C Clark!!!!

Now that one I'd love to read.
Along with 2001 by Larry Niven.
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"Ringworld" by Arthur C Clark!!!!

Now that one I'd love to read.
Funny, the question is now: did he actually mean Niven's Ringworld, or was he thinking of Clarke's Rama, which sort of reminds me of a ringworld, if you look through it from the ends....

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Check out Jack McDevitt, especially his early novels. IMO they are excellent science fiction, he reminds me sometimes of Arthur C. Clarke.
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How on earth have we gotten this far into Sci-Fi recommendations without mentioning Andre Norton?

Norton specialized in blending science and fantasy. Her Witch World series starts out as sci-fi/adventure, and she's written a very interesting series about time traveling (Time Traders). Here's the first book free and DRM-free from Baen: http://www.baenebooks.com/p-429-time-traders.aspx
and the second book free from Gutenberg:
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/19651

There's also a whole bunch of other excellent free sci-fi of hers from Gutenberg.
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/author/7021

She also wrote a series about humanity dealing with a galactic empire by becoming mercenaries. Here's the first 2 books free and DRM-free from Baen: http://www.baenebooks.com/p-396-star-soldiers.aspx
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How about Robin Hobbs, any of her series really, all wonderfully created,aand once you start you're in for the long haul !
Worth Wikiped'ing for her full info.
And of course Scott Lynch, the Gentlemen Bastard series - another good stonking read, and good for many a night in !
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