14 Replies Latest reply on Dec 7, 2010 9:11 PM by Doug_Pardee

    SciFi?

      I didn't get any suggestions for CEO leadership books. So, how 'bout SciFi.

       

      Any suggestions for a scifi book with *no politics and no sex*. I'm looking for hardcore scifi. I hate buying a scifi book and finding it is nothing more that a political statement.

       

      I like scifi with lots of cutting edge "real science" that supports the "fantasy science" parts.

       

      Anyone...

        • Re: SciFi?
          bklvr896

          Have you tried the Blogs and Genre boards here?  You're more likely to find recommendations to your liking there than on the Nook board, I would suspect.

           

          http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/Explorations-The-BN-SciFi-and/bg-p/SciFi

           

          http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/Fantasy-Science-Fiction/bd-p/fsf

          • Re: SciFi?
            Po1gara

            Rich_BN wrote:

            I didn't get any suggestions for CEO leadership books. So, how 'bout SciFi.

             

            Any suggestions for a scifi book with *no politics and no sex*. I'm looking for hardcore scifi. I hate buying a scifi book and finding it is nothing more that a political statement.

             

            I like scifi with lots of cutting edge "real science" that supports the "fantasy science" parts.

             

            Anyone...


            Have you ever read anything by Greg Bear? He has a new one coming out on Nov 22nd called Hull Zero Three that I'm looking at. His Eon series was pretty hard-core scifi.

            • Re: SciFi?
              Arctic_Ranger

              Rich,

              i appreciate not wanting politic to invade every area of your life but this seems a strange restriction for this genre which in many way is intrinsically political.

               

              I agree that Greg Bear is a good choice.  Stephen Baxter, Greg Benford and Ben Bova might also be to your liking.

               

              James Hogan, David Brin and Nancy Kress may be borderline.  I am not sure how strictly you view things.

               

              Good luck and happy reading.

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                I have one I'll be posting up here in a few days. I'm a previously unpublished author. The title is Ancestors. It's technological, theoretical, philosophical, and esoterical. I hope you buy it, and if so, I really really hope you come back and let me know what you thought of it. Sorry, I couldn't hit all of your desires, because it has a wholesome romantic element to it. To me, it's one of the best sub-plots in the book.

                 

                Regards,

                Ken Street

                • Re: SciFi?
                  compulsivereaderTX

                  not sure that I've read any hard core scifi that didn't deal with some type of politics (Dune had a ton of political intrigue in it) so I'm assuming that you mean sci fi that is not a political statement about OUR society.

                   

                  David Weber is my favorite!! Honor Harrington is my favorite, though the "empire of man"

                  series was pretty good too!

                   

                  Baen Books has a ton of good sci fi authors and freebies to introduce you to the authors and series. Great site.

                   

                   

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                    Peter Hamilton the "Night's Dawn" trilogy. Frigging awesome.

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                      See if Alfred Bester has any books in eBook format.

                       

                      -MJ Holmes-

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                      • Re: SciFi?

                        I've read three really good sci fi ebooks recently and best of all they were free. Soul Identity (there is a sequel, Soul Intent) Dennis Batchelder. Very interesting concept, mixing up a bit of sci fi and thriller. The other was called Metagame, Sam Landstrom(BN doesn't have it as an ebook now...but they must have at some point, since that is where I got it from, and it was free then). A real interesting story life in a gamer world.  

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                            Sounds like a cross between Running Man (The less crappy Bachman version), Gamer (movie with Gerard Butler), and Bruce Sterling's Artificial Kid.

                             

                            Worth a look.  :smileywink:

                            -PhreaQ-

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                            • Re: SciFi?
                              Doug_Pardee

                              talea wrote:

                               

                              The other was called Metagame, Sam Landstrom(BN doesn't have it as an ebook now...but they must have at some point, since that is where I got it from, and it was free then). A real interesting story life in a gamer world.  


                              So it did eventually have a story? It's a massive novel, about half-again the normal length, and a third of the way into it Landstrom was still doing world-building and hadn't started any story, so I bailed out on it. It was one of the first e-books I read on my NOOK, and the first one I gave up on at the 1/3 point.

                               

                              Landstrom's removed it from Smashwords, and currently only has it available through Amazon at $2.99, where he's also got it in paperback. It seems to still be available for free at MobileRead.