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Sci Fi or Fantasy Favourites

Discussion in 'Sci-Fi, Fantasy, & Horror Books' started by Ell, Jan 8, 2003.

  1. eric

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    My favourites would agree with a number of yours. I'd also add, Brian Aldiss's 'Barefoot in the Head'. Also most of HG Wells's classics! I read The Time Machine [ and others] in my teens and understood then, that you can escape into an imaginative world when the 'world is too much with us.'
    I re-read Heinlein's 'Stranger' - the long, uncut version recently - and although I enjoyed it, I found some of the writing banal and padded out.
    Ray Bradbury's 'The Illustrated Man'. as well as 'Fahrenheit.'
    A must is Olaf Stapeldon's 'Last And First Men.'
    I would also have to put Colin Wilson's 'Spider World' near the top of my list! [ This latter shows that CW's imaginative vision is on a par with 'the greats'!]
     
  2. Mike Feury

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    Friday & Stranger in a Strange Land - Heinlein;
    1984 - Orwell;
    First 3 Dune books - Herbert;
    Ender's Game series - Card;
    Foundation trilogy - Asimov;
    Fahrenheit 451 - Bradbury;
    Brave New World - Huxley;
    The Illustrated Man - Bradbury;
    Various short stories - Asimov.

    Long time since I read all these--I'm sure I'm forgetting some :)

    Mike.
     
  3. jarek

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    Dune - FH, even though its more of a fantasy book set in the future. I just finished it in 6 days :p
    Ender's Game - OSC
    Speaker of the Dead - OSC
    Children of the mind - OSC
    Indestructable - Stanislaw Lem
    Robot - Adam Wisniewski-Snerg
     
  4. jeff

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    My favorites (in no particular order) :

    C.S Lewis
    David Eddings
    Terry Goodkind
    Robin Hobb
    Jonathan Wylie
     
  5. fluffyfluff

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    So many authors and titles amoung your favorites! Some I have never read and many are well loved. I made a new list of "To Read" from this thread.
     
  6. RivenBorn

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    Oh gosh I read so much sometimes I found myself forgetting what I read but here are my favorites that I have read.

    Space Trilorgy (Out of the Silent Planet, Palandria (sp?) and The Hidieus Strength) by C.S. Lewis

    Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

    Harry Potter books by J.K. Rollen (I may have misspelled her name)

    The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

    Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien

    I have read plenty more then that however I can not think of them all.
     
  7. Neo80

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    mine will be
    1- the foundation series by Asimov
    2- Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
    3- The Uplift series by David Brin
    4- The Galactic Center by Gregory Benford
    5- Otherland series by Tad Williams
    6- Dune by Frank Herbert
    7- Rama series by Arthur c.Clarke
     
  8. fluffyfluff

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    I have now added a new favorite to my long list of Sci/fi favorites. Battlefield Earth by L. Ron Hubbard.
    I will not even attempt to watch the movie adaptation. I heard it was horrible. And, anyway how can a movie do justice to a book of over a 1000 pages?
     
  9. Dawn

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    Another Otherland series fan. Woohoo!
     
  10. Idun

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    Currently Reading:
    Tristram Shandy
    My favourities are:
    - The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion - J.R.R.Tolkien
    - 1984 - Orwell
    - Dragonlance Chronicles - Weis, Hickman
    - a first part of "Xanth" by Piers Anthony, but unfortunately I don't know English title. In my own translation from Polish it would be something like: A spell for Cameleon. I hope it is similar to the original version.
     
  11. Morry

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    Hi idun,

    just a question: ever heard of Wojtek Siudmak?

    Morry
     
  12. Idun

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    Hi Morry,
    No, I haven't. Should I? Could you tell me who he is?
     
  13. Morry

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    reading pictures....

    hiyah,
    real life yanna

    apologies for misleading: no one writing actually ...
    i was just asking as he is Polish and is being hired in France for the painting of covers of the main SF series published, and these covers have a lot to do with my interest in SF.

    here a few sites....
    http://members.fortunecity.com/camarila/siudmak.html
    http://www.uponart.com/en/artist/siud10artist.php3
    http://www.geocities.com/sautille/
    http://www.noosfere.org/icarus/livres/auteur.asp?NumAuteur=847
    http://www.ergeal.ru/pix/siudmak/
    http://manta.univ.gda.pl/~demonek/siudmak.html
    http://www.fantasya.net/galerie_wojtek-siudmak_fantasy-art_1_177.htm

    ok i stop here.... and will try not to order all his books in the future ...
    how i love reading his pictures....



    morry ;) :)
     
  14. Idun

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    Currently Reading:
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    Thanks for the sites adresses.

    I had a look at some of Siudmak's pictures and I was really impressed. To my mind, many of them resemble Salvadore Dali's works. Those ones which look as if they were taken from a nightmare. The abstract shapes, the combination of different objects, which don't match each other, and even the colours. I felt a bit anxiously while looking at them.

    However, I liked the most a picture with a woman and a puma, in warm, orange colours. It was much calmer and realistic - and I must say that I generally prefer classic to modern art
     
  15. kasstorr

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    This is a hard one.

    1. Dragonlance Chronicles Trilogy (Weis and hickman)
    2. Dragonlance Legends Trilogy (Weis and hickman)
    3. Vampire Chronicles (Anne Rice)
    4. LOTR (Tolkien)
    5. Dark Elf Trilogy (Salvatore)
    6. Heralds of Valdemar Trilogy (Mercedes Lackey)
     
  16. Dawn

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    Welcome, kasstorr. Good to see another Anne Rice fan. Although, I must say that she's become a bit tiresome lately.
     
  17. kasstorr

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    Yeah, Anne Rice can get monatonous after awhile. But I did like Pandora of the New Vampire Chronicles and I loved the Witching Hour (in the Mayfair Witches trilogy although I thought Witching Hour was the best). I bought Merrik and its on my list of books to read. I'm dying to know about the mystery of Claudia's ghost.
     
  18. Dawn

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    kasstorr, enjoy!
     
  19. Samurai Chicken

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    Let's see...I'd have to say:(in no particular order)

    American Gods by Neil Gaiman
    A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin
    Perdido Street Station by China MiƩville
    Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
    Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
    Foundation series by Isaac Asimov
     
  20. Dwarf_Bread

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    Terry Pratchett's Interesting Times or lord of the rings.
     

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