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Recommended Reads: Sci-Fi

Thanks to many generous responses to my plea for book recommendations, here’s a list of science fiction books to put on your list. As I get to them, I’ll certainly write about them here.

  • The Mars Trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson (thanks, Penny)
  • Time and Again by Jack Finney (thanks, Penny)
    Thanks to Marikka:
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger — I’ve read this, and enjoyed it.
  • Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card — I read this as a teenager and loved it
  • Anything by Octavia Butler because she was super cool.
  • Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm
  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  • Alone Against Tomorrow by Harlan Ellison, despite his recent behaviour
  • Kelly Link’s short stories
    /end Marikka’s recommendations
  • Nightfall co-authored by Issac Asimov (thanks, Cecily)
  • Diamond Age (thanks, Cecily)
  • Books by Iain M Banks (note the middle initial) and Dan Simmons (thanks, Francesca)
  • More Asimov: Nemesis, short stories: The Last Question and A Feeling of Power (thanks, Melissa)
  • Books and stories by: Larry Niven, Andre Norton, and Anne McCaffrey (thanks, Melissa)

Also, I just discovered that Orson Scott Card is a huge fan of Firefly, which endears me to him all the more. What a lovely geekfest this has been.Round-up of food-related books to come.

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penny

sounds quite nice! i have made this the summer of Anne McCaffrey and possible Larry Niven and Andre Norton. I’ve greatly enjoyed reading the comments on this thread and hope you enjoy my recommendations!

cecily

I’ve been on a New Yorker reading kick. So at least I’m reading something. But guilty mainly of relishing in Harry Potter books on my ipod. It’s the last Harry Potter summer and dammit I’m gonna wallow in it!

I think I’ll take a look into some of these books on the list. I’ve never read Ender’s Game, one of Rob’s faves…

cecily

I’ve been on a New Yorker reading kick. So at least I’m reading something. But guilty mainly of relishing in Harry Potter books on my ipod. It’s the last Harry Potter summer and dammit I’m gonna wallow in it!

I think I’ll take a look into some of these books on the list. I’ve never read Ender’s Game, one of Rob’s faves…

penny

sounds quite nice! i have made this the summer of Anne McCaffrey and possible Larry Niven and Andre Norton. I’ve greatly enjoyed reading the comments on this thread and hope you enjoy my recommendations!

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