ENT Book crew: what are you reading?

sans_pants

I don't want any damn vegetables
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May 2, 2002
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i enjoyed three body problem up until they went to the alien pov


so bad
 

sans_pants

I don't want any damn vegetables
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May 2, 2002
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the stars my destination
lord of light
more than human
roadside picnic
hard to be a god
the dreaming jewels
oryx and crake
solaris
chocky
the caves of steel
the diamond age
rendezvous with rama
the demolished man
the mote in gods eye
waystation


no particular order and def recency bias
 
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Sphygmo

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Mar 23, 2007
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the stars my destination
lord of light
more than human
roadside picnic
hard to be a god
the dreaming jewels
oryx and crake
solaris
chocky
the caves of steel
the diamond age
rendezvous with rama
the demolished man
the mote in gods eye
waystation


no particular order and def recency bias
Oh ya lord of light so good
 

Ranger-AO

IED Hunter
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Nov 23, 2004
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A bad place
the stars my destination
lord of light
more than human
roadside picnic
hard to be a god
the dreaming jewels
oryx and crake
solaris
chocky
the caves of steel
the diamond age
rendezvous with rama
the demolished man
the mote in gods eye
waystation


no particular order and def recency bias
:tnod: Rendezvous With Rama
 

Sphygmo

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I know I read the mote in gods eye but it's been so long that I barely remember it

Lucifers hammer was more memorable for me
 
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Publius

Professor of Triggerednometry
Jan 16, 2004
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I know I read the mote in gods eye but it's been so long that I barely remember it

Lucifers hammer was more memorable for me
I've never read it but it was the book a secret shopper asked for the 1st time I was part of a random customer service quality check when I worked in a bookstore, so now the name, author, and appearance of the mass market paperback are forever seared into my memory.

Because I need to take up space in my brain with THAT apparently. :rofl:
 
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Sphygmo

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I've never read it but it was the book a secret shopper asked for the 1st time I was part of a random customer service quality check when I worked in a bookstore, so now the name, author, and appearance of the mass market paperback are forever seared into my memory.

Because I need to take up space in my brain with THAT apparently. :rofl:
It's a realistic depiction of what would happen after an asteroid impact

Pretty terrifying and engrossing
 

sans_pants

I don't want any damn vegetables
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May 2, 2002
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Only heinlein I've read was troopers and I honestly wasn't much of a fan. Felt like it was primarily political sermonizing masquerading as scifi

i prefer stranger in a strange land and the door into summer
 

lowfat

The Dragon Reborn
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Only heinlein I've read was troopers and I honestly wasn't much of a fan. Felt like it was primarily political sermonizing masquerading as scifi
I don't remember Starship Troopers TBH. But TMIAHM is pretty great. About Luna colony trying to suceed from Earth. Shit was legit af. Most people I know say Stranger in a Strange Land is his best work. But I don't agree. Orphans in the Sky is also pretty enjoyable, about a generation ship, that has spent so long going to its destination, no one remembers anything about the ship.
 
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Sphygmo

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I don't remember Starship Troopers TBH. But TMIAHM is pretty great. About Luna colony trying to suceed from Earth. Shit was legit af. Most people I know say Stranger in a Strange Land is his best work. But I don't agree. Orphans in the Sky is also pretty enjoyable, about a generation ship, that has spent so long going to its destination, no one remembers anything about the ship.
Troopers spent like 2/3 of the book on political indoctrination in the classroom and the last 30 pages or so with anything actually happening

It was such a chore to read
 

sans_pants

I don't want any damn vegetables
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I don't remember Starship Troopers TBH. But TMIAHM is pretty great. About Luna colony trying to suceed from Earth. Shit was legit af. Most people I know say Stranger in a Strange Land is his best work. But I don't agree. Orphans in the Sky is also pretty enjoyable, about a generation ship, that has spent so long going to its destination, no one remembers anything about the ship.

the moon is a harsh mistress is pretty well written but too libertarian for my tastes

ill check out orphans in the sky concept reminds me of an awesome show idea i had that i will never get around to writing
 

silkforcalde

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seveneves was pretty good as an exploration of a post apocalyptic asteroid impact, iirc it hit the moon and the moon shattered and was gonna rain massive rocks on the earth for thousands of years
 
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silkforcalde

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Nov 27, 2017
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hmm i should've put book of the new sun and book of the long sun in my list

those are tied for the #1 spot as best sci fi

best sci fi writers imo
neal stephenson
jack vance
gene wolfe
philip k dick
jeff vandermeer

if we're bringing in comics then warren ellis is one of the best of all time
 

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