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Which is the Best Science Fiction book of all TIme?

Stranger in a Strange Land
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No votes
I Robot
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No votes
Hitchihikers Guide to the Galaxy
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20%
Space Odyssey
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Dune
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20%
The Time Machine
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Foundation Series
1
20%
Ringworld (Series)
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20%
War of the Worlds
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20%
The Puppet Masters
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No votes
 
Total votes : 5

Post Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:54 am
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10 Scifi books you pretend to have read

The link explains why you should read them supposedly.

Heh not the 10 I would have chosen as the most ground shaking ones but anyway here are the 10:

1) Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
2) Dune by Frank Herbert
3) Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
4) Foundation by Isaac Asimov
5) Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
6) 1984 by George Orwell
7) First and Last Men and Starmaker by Olaf Stapledon
8) The Long Tomorrow by Leigh Brackett
9) Dhalgren by Samuel Delany
10) Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace


Okay as for me I have read 1 2 4 6 and 8 and i dont remember if i read 7 or not. Looks familiar.

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Post Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:28 pm
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I could have sworn 1984 was doing to be number one. :P
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Post Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:58 am
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Post Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:29 am
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1) Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
2) Dune by Frank Herbert
3) Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
4) Foundation by Isaac Asimov
5) Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
6) 1984 by George Orwell
7) First and Last Men and Starmaker by Olaf Stapledon
8) The Long Tomorrow by Leigh Brackett
9) Dhalgren by Samuel Delany
10) Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace


2, 4, 6. Never heard of 1, 7, 8, 10, though some of the authors names are familiar. I think Neal Stephenson is on the "avoid" list as he does hard SF and Noddy is too dim for that kind of thing.

Post Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:34 am
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Neal Stephenson does some new genre called "cyberpunk" I think. Its a strange one. Skateboards and computer game jargon. Once you learn the lingo its okay though.

I love "hard" scifi by Larry Niven :) - I didnt know it was "hard" scifi til I tried to find others that have read any.

i think we need a new list. Maybe later if I have time I will start one. We can agree on it (maybe) and make a poll!

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Post Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:27 pm
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No Stranger in a Strange Land?

No Childhood's End?

No The Left Hand of Darkness?

No Frankenstein?

No I Robot?

No Fahrenheit 451?

No Tolkein in any form?

No Animal farm?

No Brave New World?

No Jules Verne?


With all the respect I can muster, fooey

Post Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:33 pm
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Okay I made a poll but i ran out of options. I will see about making a poll addon (since theres none out there) later. I am still waiting for an update for some obvious bug fixes before i stuff around with the code. Anyway if you want to change any of my options the poll will reset. Just make out your list here if you want hahaha.

Why are tolkien and 1984 not there? Because hector is right they arent scifi. 1984 isnt even fantasy.

Others I had wanted to add were:

Day of the Triffods
Jesus on Mars
Orbitsville

Im sure i will think of more hahaha - we all will

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Post Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:25 pm
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Oh and the star beast by robert heinlein. First scifi book i ever read (that i remember). I swiped it from mums bookcase in her room when i needed something to read. Heh "grown up book".

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Post Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:36 pm
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Science Fiction - Fiction based on imagined future scientific or technological advances and major social or environmental changes, frequently portraying space or time travel and life on other planets

I'll grudgingly remove tolkein, the rest stand

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Heh tolkien is good though and there are other series classified "fantasy" that are good too. What i do NOT like ATM is the way vampire crap is being classified as science fiction. WTF.

Last year or year before i dunno time is weird I read a series by an aussie author called "Tide Lords". I thought for a while that it was fantasy but it turned out to be scifi heh. Have to keep reading. It was good. In fact I need to check if another book in the series has been written yet. Authors name is Jennifer Fallon. Jennifer Fallon and Larry Niven are my favourite authors @ the moment. Well favourite scifi authors anyway.

Jennifer Fallon

Larry Niven

I actually think niven wrote independence day (the movie) but he called it something else (lucifers hammer? not sure)

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