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PostSubject: Hitchhikers Guide or any other Sci Fi guys out there?   Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:20 pm

i need recomendations on new reads guys
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PostSubject: Re: Hitchhikers Guide or any other Sci Fi guys out there?   Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:24 pm

Don't Panic.

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PostSubject: Re: Hitchhikers Guide or any other Sci Fi guys out there?   Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:27 pm

i see what you did there PD
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PostSubject: Re: Hitchhikers Guide or any other Sci Fi guys out there?   Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:30 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Hitchhikers Guide or any other Sci Fi guys out there?   Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:34 pm

Check out Patrick Lawhead if you like historical fiction
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PostSubject: Re: Hitchhikers Guide or any other Sci Fi guys out there?   Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:38 pm

I grew up on SciFi. Very Happy The stuff from those days that still lingers in my bookshelf is mainly Stanislaw Lem. Solaris is the best of them, IMHO.

A cool short read is Stefano Benni's Baol. Made me guffaw aloud several times. Actually, if you indeed enjoy HItchhiker's Guide books, you might like this too - it's one step further to the direction of bizarre though. I think it's been translated to English - originally Italian (I've read the Finnish translation).
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PostSubject: Re: Hitchhikers Guide or any other Sci Fi guys out there?   Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:40 pm

I'm a BIG fan of Hitchikers'. I love the books. But I really think that the best work Douglas Adams ever did was the original BBC radio series, which is available on disk.

I also like the BBC TV version much better than the movie that was released a couple of years ago.
Rolling Eyes
If you like Hitchikers' you might also like Adams' Dirk Gently series, including Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency and The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul. The are not as good as Hitchikers', but quite entertaining.

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PostSubject: Re: Hitchhikers Guide or any other Sci Fi guys out there?   Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:55 pm

David Drake - if you like Military Sci-Fi

Redliners, or any of the Hammer's Slammers
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PostSubject: Re: Hitchhikers Guide or any other Sci Fi guys out there?   Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:33 pm

I really enjoyed Blindsight by Peter Watts.
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PostSubject: Re: Hitchhikers Guide or any other Sci Fi guys out there?   Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:50 pm

Stuff by Stanislaw Lem? *shrug* Good readin'.
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PostSubject: Re: Hitchhikers Guide or any other Sci Fi guys out there?   Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:08 am

For something older, I'm re-reading James Blish's trilogy "Cities in Flight"..
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PostSubject: Re: Hitchhikers Guide or any other Sci Fi guys out there?   Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:55 am

dune was good
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PostSubject: Re: Hitchhikers Guide or any other Sci Fi guys out there?   Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:33 pm

Dune

Ringworld

Mote in God's Eye

Demolished Man

The Stainless Steel Rat books were good, too

I am also a fan of Heinlein.

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/
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PostSubject: Re: Hitchhikers Guide or any other Sci Fi guys out there?   Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:59 pm

The Mote in God's Eye, probably the finest Sc-Fi novel written!! Was Hienlen's favorite Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Hitchhikers Guide or any other Sci Fi guys out there?   Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:57 am

Orson Scott Card...Ender's Game and it's many sequels/parallel novels.
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PostSubject: Re: Hitchhikers Guide or any other Sci Fi guys out there?   Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:09 pm

thanks for jogging my memory. i haven't read any orson scott in a while
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PostSubject: Re: Hitchhikers Guide or any other Sci Fi guys out there?   Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:09 pm

i enjoyed hitchhikers because of the humor more than the scifi part of it. if that's the case read something by christopher moore. Lamb is a good one. unless you are devoutly religious and religous humor really offends you. he also has another book called Practical Demonkeeping that is good. i have yet to read a dud from him though so i'm a little biased. i recently rear slaughterhouse 5 and enjoyed it a bit too.
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PostSubject: Re: Hitchhikers Guide or any other Sci Fi guys out there?   Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:25 am

Here are a few authors that I have enjoyed over the years.
Gregory Benford
Sean McMullen
Sarah Zettel
Andre Norton
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PostSubject: Re: Hitchhikers Guide or any other Sci Fi guys out there?   Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:51 am

The Forever War, Almost anything from Peter F Hamilton (perhaps the only book of his I was unimpressed by was Market forces, making executives fight each other to death for jobs... nice idea just a bit dull compared to his other works). If you don't mind going a bit lowbrow / young adult there is a very good star wars trilogy by Timothy Zahn that takes up after the end of return of the Jedi, its quite old now and Lucas lifted a number of his ideas for the prequels (and then utterly ruined them btw). Anyhow, its the Thrawn trilogy, starting with Heir to the Empire. 'Do androids dream of electronic sheep?' is another good one. Neuromancer is classic which was required reading for me at university. Oh Richard Morgan's altered carbon is also really good.
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PostSubject: Re: Hitchhikers Guide or any other Sci Fi guys out there?   Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:09 pm

Not sure if they are sophisticated enough for you, but I enjoyed these

stephen r donalson's
The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant ; 10 books total


Piers Anthony
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incarnations_of_Immortality
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PostSubject: Dirigible Pirates and Tales from the Black Hart   Sat May 07, 2016 9:45 am

These are available as ebooks through amazon - feature a number of pipe or cigar smoking characters, really a bit in the Steampunk or Teslapunk genre, but humor in the same vein as Adams and Pratchett.  And yes, my own writing efforts.
https://www.amazon.com/Dirigible-Pirates-Professor-Stanwell-Briar-ebook/dp/B010BVRDHU?ie=UTF8&keywords=the%20dirigible%20pirates&qid=1462628666&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1

https://www.amazon.com/Tales-Black-Professor-Stanwell-Briar-ebook/dp/B017FASQ7Q?ie=UTF8&keywords=the%20dirigible%20pirates&qid=1462628666&ref_=sr_1_2&sr=8-2
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PostSubject: Re: Hitchhikers Guide or any other Sci Fi guys out there?   Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:17 pm

The Foundation trilogy by Asimov....
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PostSubject: Re: Hitchhikers Guide or any other Sci Fi guys out there?   Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:05 pm

PiperCub wrote:
i need recomendations on new reads guys

I'm currently reading Terry Pratchett's work, specifically his 41-book Discword series. While it isn't SF, it is fantasy that is right up there with Hitchhiker's Guide. Hadn't heard of him until a colleague at work suggested it. A fun read so far.
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PostSubject: Re: Hitchhikers Guide or any other Sci Fi guys out there?   Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:18 pm

Adam's fan here, look at my sig. Not sure why I never discovered this thread befere. Smile

Gotta second the Pratchett recommendation, all the discworld books are brilliant and hysterically funny, able to be reread many times.

He did do some sci fi, Strata springs to mind.

Cheers

Tim
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PostSubject: Re: Hitchhikers Guide or any other Sci Fi guys out there?   Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:21 pm

David webber's Honor Harrington serises for nuts and bolts sicfi, Anne McCaffrey's pern series for fantisy. Harry Turtledove for aulternate history. Mary Sewart for classic Autherian sword ans sorcery. And of course rereads of old favorites
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