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    Favourite Science Fiction Story or Book

    I know it says Film , Music, Home Entertainment - well reading is Home entertainment?

    Favourite novel - Time Enough for Love - Robert Heinlein
    Favourite Novella - The Bicentennial Man - Isaac Asimov
    Favourite short - The Star - Arthur C Clarke

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan
    I know it says Film , Music, Home Entertainment - well reading is Home entertainment?

    Favourite novel - Time Enough for Love - Robert Heinlein
    Favourite Novella - The Bicentennial Man - Isaac Asimov
    Favourite short - The Star - Arthur C Clarke
    Favourite book - The Lord of the Rings or Stephen Kings: IT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan
    I know it says Film , Music, Home Entertainment - well reading is Home entertainment?

    Favourite novel - Time Enough for Love - Robert Heinlein
    Favourite Novella - The Bicentennial Man - Isaac Asimov
    Favourite short - The Star - Arthur C Clarke
    Either:
    Cities in Flight - James Blish
    Neuromancer - William Gibson
    Night's Dawn trilogy - Peter F. Hamilton

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    It's hard to know where to start so here's a slection of my favourites, books I've read at least 2-3 times

    The Ender Saga and Ender's Shadow series - Orson Scott Card
    World War and Colonisation Series - Harry Turtledove
    Rendezvous with Rama - Arthur C. Clarke
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    Clive Barker - Weaveworld and also Cabal
    Stephen King - Green Mile
    Graphic Novel - Lobo : Bounty Hunting for Fun & Profit (DC Comics)

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    Not strictly sci-fi but

    Frank Herbert : Dune
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    Everything by Douglas Adams (Hitch-hikers huide to the galaxy; A trilogy in five parts! But is bettered by the Dirk gentley Books)

    Everything by Terry Pratchett - If you can't get into DiscWorld, then try Good Omens.

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    I also like Robert Rankin and his 5 part Brentford Trilogy (Also love all his other books, can't remember the names off the top of my head as its years since I've read them)

    I liked Good Omens by Pratchet and Gaiman

    Another favourite of mine is the Myth books by Robert Asprin but they are so hard to get hold of. I got them from the library years ago and couldn't get enough of them but can't find them anywhere now.

    Finally I really like H.P Lovecraft and his Cthulhu mythos (Brian Lumley has done a few of these also). I managed to get Dagons Wish and Other Exaltations a while ago but that has gone missing unfortunately, something else I want to replace and will have to look out for. Theres 3 books in total with all his short stories in them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferral
    I liked Good Omens by Pratchet and Gaiman
    Good Omens is fantastic - "Crawley, you BASTARD! Holy Water??!!"

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    Dune - Frank Herbert
    Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - Philip Dick
    Chariots of the Gods - Erich Von Daniken

    All the above for different reasons and all at different times when I was growing up. The Danniken book, which was a monster seller when it first came out, is utter tosh but I really loved it when I was young.

    What worries me is that all my choices are pseudo-religious books

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    A few science fiction books I've enjoyed:

    Julian May's Saga Of The Exiles trilogy
    Julian May's Intervention.
    Julian May's Galactic Milieu trilogy.

    Damnation Alley & Lord of Light - Roger Zelazny

    Finally got round to reading The Hobbit and Lord of The Rings Trilogy - I'm about half way through The Return Of The King right now - but that's not really Science Fiction, is it?

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    Another vote for Rendezvous with Rama. What a book. The sequels are readable but not as good as the original.

    Rich :¬)

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    The Memory Of Whiteness - Kim Stanley Robinson
    Mini!!!!!

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    for pure sci-fi, probably Altered Carbon by Richard Morgan...

    ...but I have to say that most of bookshelf is occupied by discworld novels.

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    World War and Colonisation Series - Harry Turtledove. bloody brilliant
    Night's Dawn trilogy - Peter F. Hamilton. Cant recomend these books enuff.
    Any of the Battletech books mostly the Michale stackpole ones.
    Conquerors trilogy - Timothy Zahn. all so recomend
    Apocalypse troll - David weber. very good book, has sum intresting tech.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rattchet69
    Night's Dawn trilogy - Peter F. Hamilton. Cant recomend these books enuff.
    Absolutely - you read any of PFH's Greg Mandel series? Outstanding stuff.

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