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Posted 1/7/15
anything by cyberpunk authors like William Gibson, Rudy Rucker, Bruce Sterling and John Shirley.

i am also a fan of Philip K. Dick and of course, Ray Bradbury and Ursula K. Le Guin.
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Phillip K Dick - A Scanner Darkly
Asimov - Foundation (series)
Heinlein - The Past Through Tomorrow
John Wyndham - The Chrysalids
Daniel Keyes - Flowers for Algernon

The last of those five, I openly wept at the ending.
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Posted 2/12/15
The Ender's Game series, with Xenocide being my favourite.
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Posted 2/13/15
I enjoy the alt history Ring of Fire series primarily by Eric Flint, another good source of alt history stories is the great Harry Turtledove.

If you like military sci-fi I recommend John Ringo and Dave Weber. Weber's Honor Harrington books are fantastic, and Ringo's Legacy of the Aldenata books are great, if a bit darker. Also Weber's Stronghold series.

If you like superheroes, try George R.R. Martins Wildcard books and Mercedes Lackeys Secret World Chronicles are fantastic.
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Posted 3/2/15 , edited 3/2/15
Enders' Game
Dune
The Foundation Series, I Robot
The Forever War
Stranger In A Strange Land, Starship Troopers
The Man/Kzin Wars
Ringworld (which is the best way to learn about introductory astrophysics there is-esp. gravitational instability)
The True Meaning of Smekday ( now being made into a bad film by Disney/Dreamworks)
Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?
The Android's Dream (very funny)
Hitch-hikers' Guide (vols. 1-2 only)
Nightfall
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Posted 3/11/15
The Childe Cycle/ Dorsai. Gordon R. Dickson
Hitchhiker's Guide
Dune
Hammer's Slammers
Doctor Who (classic Target series)
Foundation series/ all Asimov
Starship Troopers
Forever War



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Posted 3/11/15
Honor Harrington's THE BEST!!!!!
Forgot (somehow) to put it on my list
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Posted 3/13/15
One of my all-time favorite authors just died: Terry Pratchett. His Discworld series is amazing and is one of my favorites.
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Posted 3/15/15
Any of Peter Hamilton's books. The commonwealth saga is probs my favorite sci-fi series out.
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Posted 3/23/15
Not sure if Y: The Last Man counts but it's my favorite graphic novel.
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Posted 3/27/15
Pretty sure the Dark Tower series by Stephen King counts as sci-fi, but either way it's one of my favourite book series. I haven't read very many sci-fi series though.
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Posted 3/27/15 , edited 3/27/15
The Dispossessed by Ursula K. LeGuin and The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi. I also enjoyed Ready Player One way too much.
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Posted 3/28/15
Probably a tie between The Time Machine by H.G. Wells because it's such a fast and enjoyable read, and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (the whole trilogy of four) just because it made me happy. Though, to be honest, I haven't read that many sci-fi books... something I need to remedy pronto.
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Posted 4/12/15
I'd go for "Dune" by Frank Herbert. It captured my imagination . It showed just how great an epic sci-fi book should be. The same can't be said about the David Lynch movie though, which went over the top with the overacting (couldn't help but laugh at Sting screaming "I will kill him"), not to mention skipping vast parts of the novel. The only things that worked in the movie were the sandworms, the Guild Navigator, and the sets. On the other hand, I loved Lynch's work in "Twin Peaks" and "Blue Velvet", I think "Dune" was his low point.
Other sci-fi that I love would be "The Dragonriders of Pern" series by Anne McCaffrey, "Hyperion" by Dan Simmons (who also writes great horror novels), The Hitchhikers Guide" series by Douglas Adams, and "The Martian Chronicles" by Ray Bradbury.

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Posted 4/13/15
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood was a pretty interesting read. Also liked 1984 by Orwell and I am legend by Matheson.
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