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    Re: Suggestions for further science fiction reading

    Postby Sandwurm88 » 11 Jan 2010 18:55

    ^^For PKD, try Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep or Martian Time Slip as an intro, then see if you like him.
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    Re: Suggestions for further science fiction reading

    Postby SandRider » 11 Jan 2010 23:04

    dear sirs:

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    "the New & Improved Sole Man"

    or some-such similar thing


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    Re: Suggestions for further science fiction reading

    Postby Omphalos » 12 Jan 2010 02:12

    We could go international. Say "Odeurs comme le Sloey"

    Or grunge? "Smells like Sloey's Spirit"
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    Re: Suggestions for further science fiction reading

    Postby Lundse » 12 Jan 2010 05:08

    Neal Stephenson!

    The only guy I've read who has as many (sometimes more) themes going as good 'ole Frank.
    Cryptonomicon is information science, computers, the breaking of the German Enigma codes and whether an economy that is gold-based is really any different than one that is not - all taken as science fiction topics, and all tied together. It is quite beautiful, and done with a warm humor. The Baroque Cycle continues and tackles vairous worldviews, eg. of Newton and Leibniz...
    And Anathem is also great!

    Anyway, the guy is also a Herbert fan, and I guess you do not need higher recommendation than that :-)
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    Re: Suggestions for further science fiction reading

    Postby Apjak » 12 Jan 2010 08:05

    Lundse wrote:Anyway, the guy is also a Herbert fan, and I guess you do not need higher recommendation than that :-)


    Hey, even KJA and BH say that they're Frank Herbert fans (the BIGGEST). Make me think of James 2:19, You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that--and shudder.
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    Re: Suggestions for further science fiction reading

    Postby SadisticCynic » 12 Jan 2010 08:41

    Apjak wrote:
    Lundse wrote:Anyway, the guy is also a Herbert fan, and I guess you do not need higher recommendation than that :-)


    Hey, even KJA and BH say that they're Frank Herbert fans (the BIGGEST). Make me think of James 2:19, You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that--and shudder.


    :lol: Never thought of it that way!
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    Re: Suggestions for further science fiction reading

    Postby SandChigger » 12 Jan 2010 09:23

    Lundse wrote:Neal Stephenson!

    Huh? That makes no sense as a title for Sloey... :?


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