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Old 09-03-2008, 12:29 PM   #1
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Moon is a harsh Mistress -> where to go next?

So, I have almost finished Heinlein's Moon is a harsh Mistress, and I've really enjoyed it.

Not so much because of it's Hard SciFi, but more because it's imo really well written.

So I'm looking for recommendations for other great Heinlein novels.

(other well written SciFi is welcome as well)
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Old 09-03-2008, 12:32 PM   #2
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whatshouldIreadnext.com recommends the following:

Double Star - Robert A. Heinlein See Amazon UK | US Revolt in 2100 - Heinlein Robert A. See Amazon UK | US Ethan of Athos - Lois McMaster Bujold See Amazon UK | US Honor Among Enemies - David Weber See Amazon UK | US Cities in Flight - James Blish See Amazon UK | US
And a more.

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Old 09-03-2008, 12:37 PM   #3
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whatshouldIreadnext.com recommends the following:

Double Star - Robert A. Heinlein See Amazon UK | US Revolt in 2100 - Heinlein Robert A. See Amazon UK | US Ethan of Athos - Lois McMaster Bujold See Amazon UK | US Honor Among Enemies - David Weber See Amazon UK | US Cities in Flight - James Blish See Amazon UK | US
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Thank you for the link.

I didn't know that site.
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Old 09-03-2008, 12:49 PM   #4
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I always associate this novel with Isaac Asimov's The Gods Themselves, because both portray a Moon colony (only in the last of 3 distinct parts in The Gods Themselves).

Azimov's novel (a Hugo and Nebula winner) is well worth reading. It is probably his best fiction writing.
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Old 09-03-2008, 12:56 PM   #5
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I'll add a couple of more to the list. The Star Beast and Citizen Of The Galaxy.
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Old 09-03-2008, 01:05 PM   #6
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Bujold, Weber and some Heinlen are available in E from Baen.
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Old 09-03-2008, 01:25 PM   #7
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I don't know how familiar you are with the SF school of writing, but you should take a look at these great oldies:

1) The Foundation Trilogy - Isaac Asimov
2) I, Robot - Isaac Asimov
3) The Voyage of the Space Beagle - A.E. Van Vogt
4) Slan - A.E. Van Vogt
5) More Than Human - Theodore Sturgeon
6) The Martian Chronicles - Ray Bradbury
7) A Case of Conscience - James Blish
8) A Canticle For Lebowitz - Walter M. Miller, Jr.
9) Farnham's Freehold - Robert A. Heinlein


And so many more.....

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Old 09-03-2008, 01:35 PM   #8
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For me the better Heinlein novels are (in no particular order)
  • Starman Jones (juvenile)
  • Time enough for Love
  • Fear no Evil
  • Friday
  • Puppet Masters
  • Stranger in a Strange Land
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Old 09-03-2008, 01:35 PM   #9
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I'll second the recommendation for Cities in Flight by James Blish. Another Heinlein that I strongly recommend is Sixth Column. While Honor Among Enemies is an excellent book, it's 6th in the series and I personally don't like to read series out of order. You might start the series with On Basilisk Station.

Other excellent SF include Remnant Population by Elizabeth Moon, The Mote in God's Eye by Jerry Pournelle and Larry Niven, Dune by Frank Herbert, Forty Thousand in Gehenna by C J Cherryh, and Iceworld by Hal Clement.

And, don't overlook the masters of SF, among them: Arthur C Clarke, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Poul Anderson, Andre Norton, Anne McCaffrey, James White, Roger Zelazny, and Alan Dean Foster.

I'm sure other SF fans will have other books and authors to recommend -- and on another day, my own list would be different. You probably won't go wrong if you read through the Hugo and Nebula award winners.
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Old 09-03-2008, 01:37 PM   #10
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And I'll second every single book on Dr. Drib's list. Excellent -- one and all.
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whatshouldIreadnext.com recommends the following:

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Oh WOW!!! That is a great website! You been keeping this a secret, Mister, but now I also have the power.

I looked up Starfish by Peter Watts and got a terrific list. I'm gonna be visiting that site a lot from now on.
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Old 09-03-2008, 01:54 PM   #12
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Oh WOW!!! That is a great website! You been keeping this a secret, Mister, but now I also have the power.

I looked up Starfish by Peter Watts and got a terrific list. I'm gonna be visiting that site a lot from now on.
Yes, I've done that by mentioning it several times. Also I've been quiet about librarything.com and goodreads.com which also make suggestions... of course with those you generally need to put in more than one title. Shhh... don't tell anyone!

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Damn, so many suggestions...

Some of which I have read already, but many sounds interesting.
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Victor Milan's _The Cybernetic Samurai_ is an interesting tie-in since it features a character whose favourite novel is _The Moon is a Harsh Mistress_

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Jack Vance - Tashi series is good light reading for scifi adventure

Tschai 1 - City of the Chasch
Tschai 2 - Servants of the Wankh
Tschai 3 - The DirDir
Tschai 4 - The Pnume
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