Roger Wilco Jr wrote:Loriath wrote:Has anyone read the Lost Fleet series ??
Yeah, I liked that series. The last I read, I think, was when they visited Sol and got into some trouble. I think there's been 1 or maybe 2 since then that I need to catch up with.
Just checked and I had finished the original series. It was the sequel series "Beyond the Frontier" that I still have the last couple books to read.
I am at roughly the same point, and have also enjoyed the series. I think there is one book (or maybe two) that I have not yet read. I have found them pretty good. They can get a little repetitive, but not nearly to the extent that happens with Weber's series.
Zieman wrote:Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars trilogy is a great take on colonising Mars, harder scifi than Reynolds.
I have just finished reading this trilogy. It definitely has hard science, but contains more than a little hard sociology and political stuff.
bootsam wrote:Oh and absolutely anything by Philip K Dick. Seriously anything the guy was a genius and essentially got there first with any futurisms.
I usually recommend people start with a PKD short story collection, like this one.
bootsam wrote:I loved Asimovs Foundation series and AC Clarkes novel 2001 makes the movie make sense.
But I will miss Iam M Banks (RIP) sci fi books. Especially his 'Culture' series. They were brill.
Did you know that the file 2001 was not (exactly) based upon the novel?
I only started reading IMB shortly before he died. I picked up Surface Detail because it was on a Kindle sale, and have since read the first three of the series and plan to get to the rest. Not all are on Kindle, though.