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April 10th, 2008, 21:52
I was thinking about picking up some of Clarke's works now that I'm a bit burnt out on fantasy.

I guess my favorite from growing up (read a lot more SciFi back then) was the HeeChee sage by Frederik Pohl. I'm not even sure how I got the first book, Gateway, but it was some random thing like one of my parent's friend had left it at the house.

I thought the series did an interesting job of exploring what other life forms would look and act like, how they might not even be humanoid at all, how they might be already here and we not know it. It also explored the consequences of self preservation pretty well and what being alive really means.

Of course, I read these when I was 12, so it might not seem so deep these days!

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