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05-02-2012, 17:36   #1
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Oh holiday last year I read the book "I am number 4", recently saw the film and was so dissapointed as the book was AMAZING. Got the sequal for christmas "The power of six" and have just started reading it. Loving it from the very start and I feel like im really getting back into reading after such a long time.
Just wondering if any of you out there have read these books and can recomend what to go for next?
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05-02-2012, 21:13   #2
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Raymond E.Fiest has some good books, i recomend Magician its a really good book, time travel ect, going to different planets.
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05-02-2012, 21:25   #3
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larry niven
anything by asimov
Robert A heinlen
Frank Herbert
Greg Bear
William Gibson
all depends on what style of SF writing you like.
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05-02-2012, 21:30   #4
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Not exactly sci-fi but suprisingly good.
Rivers of London.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rivers-Londo..._bxgy_b_text_b

My brother gave me the first two books in the series I read book one and enjoyed it, a nice easy read with an unusual twist.
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Use of Weapons - Iain M. Banks
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I hav2 2 sci-fi books going on my Amazon Kindle app on my Android at the moment, HG Wells' War of the Worlds and Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire, both excellent and well worth reading IMO.
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Use of Weapons - Iain M. Banks
that is a good book.
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Ive always like the 'Robot' stories by Isaac Asimov.
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21-02-2012, 18:28   #11
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2001: A Space odyssey is one of the greats.
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21-02-2012, 18:41   #12
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Ringworld, Larry Niven. Although you might want to read some of his other stuff first, as a sort of lead in. Followed by Ringworld Engineers.
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Snow Crash, by Neal Stephenson. A linguistic virus, a nuclear dog, an Aleutian assassin and a protagonist called Hiro Protagonist. All this plus cyberspace, hacking, phreaking and the rest of it.

Failing that - The Diamond Age. Steampunk gone large - breathtaking scope!

For the larger literary appetite, Anathem.

For the book glutton, The Baroque Cycle.

You'll be amazed that one person could write it at all, let alone write it so damn well. It's set in the 17th century, but don't let that put you off - it's got more science fiction in it than all the books mentioned so far.

Just remember Neal Stephenson! He transcends the genre.
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I had an inkling to read the Star Wars movie books and after the first chapter of New Hope I regretted starting. THey are EXACTLY like the films, as though someone has watched 5 mins of the film, then paused it, then wrote about it. A complete waste of time which adds nothing to the story.

Except, that is, for Revenge of the Sith. That book was brilliant; from the first to the last, it really went into the details behind the film. I deffinately reccomend Revenge of the Sith.
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Ringworld, Larry Niven. Although you might want to read some of his other stuff first, as a sort of lead in. Followed by Ringworld Engineers.
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Whilst I have a nostalgic fondness for Niven, Pournelle & Heinlein, looking back now they were a bunch of paternalistic, randian, and pretty misogynistic ********. IMO.

If you'd like something more lyrical and poetic than Neal Stephenson try

Vurt
Pollen
Nymphomation
Needle in the Groove

all by Manchester's own Jeff Noon.

Great books, especially the last one.
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Raymond E.Fiest has some good books, i recomend Magician its a really good book, time travel ect, going to different planets.
He's a fantasy author, not Sci Fi...

I'd say Alastair Reyonlds, Iain M Banks, Richard Morgan (not the newest stuff it's not sci fi), Neal Asher. Those are the ones that trip right off my tongue, there are many more good SF authors of course.
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Snow Crash, by Neal Stephenson. A linguistic virus, a nuclear dog, an Aleutian assassin and a protagonist called Hiro Protagonist. All this plus cyberspace, hacking, phreaking and the rest of it.

Failing that - The Diamond Age. Steampunk gone large - breathtaking scope!

For the larger literary appetite, Anathem.

For the book glutton, The Baroque Cycle.

You'll be amazed that one person could write it at all, let alone write it so damn well. It's set in the 17th century, but don't let that put you off - it's got more science fiction in it than all the books mentioned so far.

Just remember Neal Stephenson! He transcends the genre.
Yeah, he's good. Not sure about the alternate past stuff, not my bag.
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Charles Stross (he's not as clever as he thinks he is, but he's clever enough) - he's another one out of the Edinburgh Sci-Fi Mafia (Banks, McLeod, Stross).
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Justina Robson for a modern Sci Fi/Fantasy twist.
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