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Here's a great place to just chill out and discuss your favourite Sci Fi/Fantasy books and generally chat with like minded people!!

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What's everyone's favourite Sci Fi/Fantasy book?
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Ooo yay!

My all-time favourite is The Hitchhicker's Guide to the Galaxy.

My other favourites include Eragon and Eldest, The Hobbit and LOTR and Girl Genius

Oh and Peter Pan in Scarlett.

...I like books... There's many more
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watching this thread for recommedations
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All the China Mieville. Perdido Street for Weird Fantasy, Kraken for Urban Fantasy, and Embassytown for Sci-Fi.
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I enjoyed Star Trek: Crossover which features McCoy, Spock, Scotty from TOS and the TNG crew. Good book if you're into the TV series.
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Foundation series.
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(Original post by BP_Tranquility)
I enjoyed Star Trek: Crossover which features McCoy, Spock, Scotty from TOS and the TNG crew. Good book if you're into the TV series.
I never knew star trek had book stuff as well as TV! Learn something new every day!
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Starting to read the Discworld novels, bought 'The Colour of Magic' last week, really enjoying it.

Hopefully I will end up with the entire series of books, I know there are currently 40 of them.
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Starting to read the Discworld novels, bought 'The Colour of Magic' last week, really enjoying it.

Hopefully I will end up with the entire series of books, I know there are currently 40 of them.
Read all of them! I'm 38 down, 2 to go and not at all obsessed. Personally I found 'The Colour of Magic' a little lacklustre compared to some, but I'm glad you're enjoying it
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(Original post by ManifoldManifest)
All the China Mieville. Perdido Street for Weird Fantasy, Kraken for Urban Fantasy, and Embassytown for Sci-Fi.
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Mine:
J.G. Ballard- The Crystal World
M. John Harrison - Empty Space
Philip K. **** - Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said
Ursula K. Le Guin - The Left Hand of Darkness
Walter Tevis - Mockingbird
Geoff Ryman - The Child Garden
William Gibson - All Tomorrow's Parties
Ted Chiang - Stories of Your Life and Others
Justina Robson - Natural History
Alastair Reynolds - Redemption Ark

What's the most recent SF book you've read and enjoyed? I'm reading Leviathan Wakes by James Corey right now, which has everything I normally like in a modern escapist hard-ish Sci Fi novel but I can't seem to get sucked in....
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(Original post by madamemerle)
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Ted Chiang - Stories of Your Life and Others
I loved this collection. Really wish I could find more Chiang to read. He's a bit like a less ghosty, more sci-fi Tim Powers at times. The title story and the one about the ability to recognise beauty were particularly good.

What's the most recent SF book you've read and enjoyed? I'm reading Leviathan Wakes by James Corey right now, which has everything I normally like in a modern escapist hard-ish Sci Fi novel but I can't seem to get sucked in....
I've been enjoying the Petrovich books, by Simon Morden. AIs, post-nuclear war London, CIA killers, and a sweary Russian physicist of a protagonist.
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(Original post by ManifoldManifest)
I loved this collection. Really wish I could find more Chiang to read. He's a bit like a less ghosty, more sci-fi Tim Powers at times. The title story and the one about the ability to recognise beauty were particularly good.
Yes, the title story is just perfect. When I try to explain to people why I love SF short stories, that's usually one of my go to examples - short story perfection.

Have you read his "The Lifecycle of Software Objects" - I liked that very much, too.


I've been enjoying the Petrovich books, by Simon Morden. AIs, post-nuclear war London, CIA killers, and a sweary Russian physicist of a protagonist.
Ooo, will check these out, is it an alternate universe cold war series? I'm reading the Manhattan Projects comics at the moment which is a fun counterfactual coldwar history.
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My favourite sci-fi book is The City and the Stars by Arthur C Clarke.
I also really like City by Clifford Simak but it was very depressing.
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[QUOTE=madamemerle;48096998]Yes, the title story is just perfect. When I try to explain to people why I love SF short stories, that's usually one of my go to examples - short story perfection.

Have you read his "The Lifecycle of Software Objects" - I liked that very much, too. [quote]
I've not read it, but will check it out. I recently enjoyed Store of The Worlds by Robert Sheckley. A little dated and cheesy in places, but the good stories in it are well worth it.



Ooo, will check these out, is it an alternate universe cold war series? I'm reading the Manhattan Projects comics at the moment which is a fun counterfactual coldwar history.
No, it's near future, after "Armageddonist" terrorists with dirty bombs have ruined most of the world.
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