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Old 07-29-2009, 12:42 PM   #1
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Space exploration

I am looking for SF novels that play out in space or on alien planets.

My recommendations:
Alastair Reynolds - Revelation Space series, House of Suns
Mike Brotherton - Star Dragon
Frank M. Robinson - The Dark Beyond the Stars
Greg Bear - Anvil of Stars
Vernor Vinge - A Deepness in the Sky
Stanislaw Lem - Invincible
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Old 07-29-2009, 01:07 PM   #2
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You MUST read Vernor Vinges' A Deepness in the Sky, which, in my opinion, is one of the best space fiction books of all time.

I also just last weekend finished Samuel R. DeLaney's Nova, which is 40 yrs old and even more cutting edge today than it was back then!

I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
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Old 07-29-2009, 01:14 PM   #3
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You can get Star Dragon free from the Author's site here
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Old 07-29-2009, 01:18 PM   #4
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Is it any good?
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Old 07-29-2009, 01:25 PM   #5
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Is it any good?
It's still on my reading list but just remembered it's the second book from the series, the first is called Spider Star and no yet available on any eformat not even on the dark net
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Stardragon is a pretty good book in my opinion.
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Old 07-29-2009, 01:51 PM   #7
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Peter F. Hamilton 'Nights Dawn Trilogy' - I thought it was brilliant!
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Old 07-29-2009, 01:52 PM   #8
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Star Dragon by Mike Brotherton is also in MR ebook section ..

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21675

Diamonds in the Sky also...

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=41455

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This is a collection of factually based SF edited by Mike Brotherton. Authors include Jerry Oltion, Wil McCarthy, Geoff Landis, Jerry Weinberg, Mike Brotherton, and many more.
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Old 07-29-2009, 01:56 PM   #9
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Oh right, I read Diamonds in the Sky when they gave it away to us here at MR. Remember all of the confusion over formats, until finally JSWolf and others just took it an fixed it. It is great for young readers!
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Star Dragon by Mike Brotherton is also in MR ebook section ..

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21675

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Old 07-29-2009, 02:23 PM   #11
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Hi BlackVoid, I see you're a Sony guy, so this won't help you much but the price is right (zero) for Kindle readers for Manifold: Time by Stephen Baxter.

I'm just getting started on it. It hasn't quite grabbed me yet, but some of the criticism on Amazon is that it's too "hard", so I'll probably like it
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Vernor Vinge - Fire Upon The Deep (Hugo award) and Deepness In The Sky (Hugo award)
C.J. Cherryh - The Pride of Chanur (Hugo nominee), Foreigner, Cuckoo's Egg (Hugo nominee) and Kesrith (Hugo nominee)
David Brin - Startide Rising (Hugo award)

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Hi BlackVoid, I see you're a Sony guy, so this won't help you much but the price is right (zero) for Kindle readers for Manifold: Time by Stephen Baxter.

I'm just getting started on it. It hasn't quite grabbed me yet, but some of the criticism on Amazon is that it's too "hard", so I'll probably like it
It also available for free in the Sony store. I just grabbed it.
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Black on Black and Stars Over Stars by K. D. Wentworth.
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