First  Prev  1  2  3  Next  Last
Post Reply Favourite Sci-fi book or series
3727 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
California
Offline
Posted 6/5/15
my fav sci fi books are by Philip K Dick. check out:
Ubik
Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldrich
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

5058 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
38 / M / Finland
Offline
Posted 6/7/15
Reality Dysfunction trilogy (Reality Dysfunction, The Neutronium Alchemist, The Naked God) by Peter F. Hamilton. A great mix on survival horror and space opera.

The Commonwealth Saga (Pandora's Star & Judas Unchained), The Void Saga (The Dreaming Void, The Temporal Void, and The Evolutionary Void), and The Mispent Youth (prequel for the others). All part of same series and also by Peter F. Hamilton. Space opera with transhumanist twist.

Quantum Gravity series by Justina Robson. Unholy mixup of scifi and fantasy with alternative realities, Elf rockstars, nuclear powered super cyborgs and everything between :D

Voyage of the Space Bubble series by John Ringo. These two quotes say it all:

"Okay, this is grapping weird," Hattelstad muttered. "Giant crabs I can handle. Giant acid-spitting crabs even. But I'm not real sure about giant spear-wielding, surfer hamsters.

"Giant, laser-beam-shooting-out-of-their-eyes dragonflies flown by space hamsters," the CO pointed out. "Can you imagine the manual on that one?"

- John Ringo, Vorpal Blade

That's enough for now
25027 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
M / [ ᴄʟᴀssɪғɪᴇᴅ ]
Offline
Posted 6/11/15


Hmm... when it comes to sci-fi, I tend to choose most of Piers Anthony, as he blends a pinch of fantasy to his work. In particular ----

The Adept Series (which starts off with one particular character investigating an assassination attempt..... only to uncover a scheme beyond the world of science); and

The Incarnations of Immortality Series
(Imagine this....... What if Mother Nature, Fate, War, Time, etc. weren't just a concept or form of deity, but actually an office or position that can be occupied by any selected mortal. If you, who had no clue about anything, suddenly was pulled into being the Grim Reaper or the embodiment of Death, how will you run it? Will you be bunglin' it up.... or be efficient enough to fight Evil himself?)


There are many others written by this author, but indeed these are my top choices.


2471 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
F / A Bizarre Adventure.
Offline
Posted 6/13/15
Divergent is my all time favorite. Also a lot of books written by Scott Westerfeld.
49 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
14 / M
Offline
Posted 6/20/15
Mortal engines, one of my favourite books in general!
5813 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
Offline
Posted 6/20/15 , edited 6/20/15
Stranger in a Strange Land is probably my favorite

I also loved Redshirts by John Scalzi.

Hunger Games trilogy was also a fun read.

5075 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
USA
Offline
Posted 6/22/15
I've been reading a lot of John Scalzi lately and haven't found one I don't enjoy yet. The Old Man's War series is great and the one offs are also very good.

I also just finished The Martian by Andy Weir, outstanding.
5061 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
M / Texas, United States
Offline
Posted 6/22/15
I absolutely loveedd the entire Star Wars Republic Commando series. It the only Star Wars series ive read. Such a great story full of tragedy, a little romance which I totally dig, action. Honestly it just had so much haha Id recommend to anyone. Very exciting ride
6142 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
M / S.W.Florida
Online
Posted 7/9/15 , edited 7/9/15
So many great books, to little time to read them all. Having said that I have read my share of great books.

Douglas Adams-- Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series, great humor
The Dune series
Isaac Asimov The Robot series and the Foundation series, and just about everything else scifi he wrote.
Anne McCaffery The Dragonriders of Pern series The Pegasus series and several of her other great books
Arthur C Clark 2001, 2010,and 2060 although 2001 was by far the best. the Rama series Childhoods End
Larry Niven, Ring world and Ring World Engineer's and the rest of his early books before he joined up with Jerry Pernell. Then the Man Kzin Wars.
Robert Heinlein Stranger In A Strange Land, Starship Troopers
The star wars series and the X-wing series
Piers Anthony, The Adept Series, and the The Incarnations of Immortality Series
I almost forgot Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles
6936 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
30 / M / Portland, OR
Offline
Posted 7/12/15
Dick is definitely up there. I loved Ubik, 3 Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch and the Divine Invasion. Scanner Darkly, Man in the High Castle, and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep didn't really do anything for me. Loved a lot of his short stories too, the only highly spoken off book of his I've yet to read is Flow My Tears The Policeman Said.

Adams is great, and I'm currently working through the Discworld series to much enjoyment.
lucjan 
6057 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
M
Offline
Posted 7/12/15
It's a tie between The Time Machine and The Martian Chronicles. The Ring series by Koji Suzuki would probably be my favorite scifi series.


EJgarland1993 wrote:

Anything by Arthur C. Clarke or Frederik Pohl.


Even Imperial Earth? That was one of the worst books I've ever read.
6142 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
M / S.W.Florida
Online
Posted 7/13/15 , edited 7/13/15
The Disc World series is great. I love to laugh, and so of the humor is excellent. The characters, what a motley crew they are. How many series do you find that Death gets 3 of his own books. I really hope Luckystax that you enjoy them as much as I and so many others have.
First  Prev  1  2  3  Next  Last
You must be logged in to post.