The Best Science Fiction Book (series) you've read
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April 11th, 2008, 02:28
I read a lot of sci fi in HS, all the classics.
trilogy and the Robot series are great books in any genre. I don't read as much of it now, but some books stick in your mind and refuse to be left behind--
The Lathe of Heaven
--Ursula K. LeGuin
Stranger in a Strange Land,The Cat Who Walked through Walls
Nine Princes in Amber
, I believe, by Roger Zelazny--also that crazy one he wrote about the Hindu gods-
Lord of Light
??--title escapes me atm…
Slaughterhouse Five, Welcome to the Monkey House, God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, Player Piano
Of newer stuff, I recently read
by Iain Banks--reminiscent of Vonnegut to me, and very good.
And a few sci-fi fantasy hybrids--
I always recommend Valerie Leith's
Company of Glass
trilogy--a bit convoluted at times but some interesting if occasionally long-winded philosophy under the sci-fi fantasy hood.
I like Barbara Hambly's older stuff, too--the Darwath series including
Icefalcon's Quest, Mother of Winter,
etc, the standalone
Bride of the Rat God
(a bit satirical) and the
, the last, is extremely depressing.
Death of the Necromancer
--Martha Wells--great theivery and high fantasy, pretty well written.
The Bone Doll's Twin
--Lynn Flewelling--great dark fantasy with some occasional gruesomeness, also pretty well written. This is part of a series but I've never caught the rest of it.
But these are closer to fantasy, not sci-fi.
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