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Old 04-28-2010, 03:52 AM   #1
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Can you recommend any authors similar to Douglas Adams

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I have a itch to read something funny for a change - I'm after something SCI-FI-ish, but it's not a "core requirement". I've read Terry Pratchet too - but all other stuff along the same lines of his work fades in comparison. So fantasy is probably out, unless it's really original work as compared to Terry's (this is of course from my highly subjective point of view).

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Old 04-28-2010, 06:34 AM   #2
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I have a itch to read something funny for a change - I'm after something SCI-FI-ish, but it's not a "core requirement". I've read Terry Pratchet too - but all other stuff along the same lines of his work fades in comparison. So fantasy is probably out, unless it's really original work as compared to Terry's (this is of course from my highly subjective point of view).
Try out J.D. Crayne's series "Captain Spycer".

It's not as slapstick as Douglas Adams, but it's funny, has lots of geeky/sci-fi in-jokes, and is a spoof of the old 1930's era sci-fi stories.
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:00 AM   #3
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You might try Hal Spacejock. Not quite Douglas Adams but it is a giggle and it's free here http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...ight=spacejock
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:15 AM   #4
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Harry Harrison's _The Stainless Steel Rat_ comes to mind, also Barry Hughart's _Bridge of Birds_
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I enjoy Spider Robinson's humour, and it's especially good if you have read Heinlein and like puns -- the Callahan books.
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Old 04-28-2010, 02:07 PM   #6
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I can wholeheartedly recommend Robert Rankin's Armageddon trilogy:

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I'm having deja vu...check out this thread for more suggestions:

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I can wholeheartedly recommend Robert Rankin's Armageddon trilogy
I'd go further - if you like Terry Pratchett's style of humour (rather than the Discworld setting), try anything by Robert Rankin!

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What about Jasper Fforde? I found the first book in his Nursery Crimes series hilarious.
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Muchos thanks everybody! I'll have a busy weekend checking all your suggestions!
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