anyone know of any good Sci-fi books?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    James White

    Beginning Operations: A Sector General Omnibus includes: Hospital Station, Star Surgeon, and Major Operation.

    Alien Emergencies: A Sector General Omnibus includes: Ambulance Ship, Sector General, and Star Healer.

    Double Contact (about the Cinrusskin, Dr. Prilicla)

    General Practice (includes Code Blue - Emergency and The Genocidal Healer)

    Mind Changer

    The Watch Below

    The Silent Stars Go By

    Madeleine L'Engle:

    A Wrinkle in Time *

    A Wind in the Door *

    A Swiftly Tilting Planet *

    Many Waters *

    An Acceptable Time *

    E. E. "Doc" Smith:

    Triplanetary *

    First Lensman *

    Galactic Patrol *

    Gray Lensman *

    Second Stage Lensman *

    Children of the Lens *

    The Vortex Blaster (a.k.a. Masters of the Vortex) *

    The Skylark of Space series *

    Andre Norton:

    Starman's Son *

    Galactic Derelict *

    The Time Traders *

    Solar Queen

    Ursula K. LeGuin:

    The Telling *

    The Word for World is Forest *

    The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia *

    The Left Hand of Darkness *

    City of Illusions *

    Planet of Exile *

    Rocannon's World *

    The Lathe of Heaven *

    Lois Lowry:

    The Giver -

    Gathering Blue


    Scott Westerfeld:

    Uglies, Pretties, Specials, and Extras.

    Jules Verne:

    Journey to the Center of the Earth *

    Isaac Asimov:

    Prelude to Foundation


    Foundation and Empire

    Second Foundation

    Foundation's Edge

    Foundation and Earth

    Forward the Foundation

    I, Robot (Nothing like the movie!)

    The Caves of Steel (Robot Series)

    The Naked Sun (Robot Series)

    The Robots of Dawn (Robot Series)

    Robots and Empire (Robot Series)

    The Currents of Space (Empire Series)

    The Stars, Like Dust (Empire Series)

    Pebble in the Sky (Empire Series)

    The Gods Themselves



    Fantastic Voyage


    The End of Eternity

    Ray Bradbury:

    The Martian Chronicles *

    Farenheit 451 (First published in 1953. A future totalitarian regime has banned books and they are burned.)

    Dandelion Wine

    The Illustrated Man

    H. G. Wells:

    The Time Machine *

    The War of the Worlds *

    The Island of Dr. Moreau

    The Invisible Man

    C. S. Lewis:

    Space Trilogy - Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, and That Hideous Strength

    Larry Niven: Ringworld

    Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle:

    The Mote in God's Eye

    Lucifer's Hammer

    Edwin A. Abbott:

    Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Dionys Burger wrote a sequel called Sphereland. The two can be purchased in one volume.)

    Arthur C. Clarke:

    Against the Fall of Midnight *

    Childhood's End

    Rendevous with Rama

    The City and the Stars

    The Fountains of Paradise

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    2010: Odyssey Two

    2061: Odyssey Three

    3001: The Final Odyssey

    Robert A. Heinlein:

    Rocket Ship Galileo *

    Space Cadet *

    Red Planet *

    Farmer in the Sky *

    Between Planets *

    The Rolling Stones (Space Family Stone) *

    Starman Jones *

    The Star Beast *

    Tunnel in the Sky *

    Time for the Stars *

    Citizen of the Galaxy *

    Have Space Suit-Will Travel *

    Nothing Ever Happens on the Moon *

    Tenderfoot in Space *

    Green Hills of the Earth

    The Past Through Tomorrow

    Double Star

    The Door Into Summer

    Starship Troopers

    The Moon is a Harsh Mistress


    Glory Road

    Time Enough for Love

    The Puppet Masters

    Podkayne of Mars *

    Time for the Stars

    Red Planet

    Farnham's Freehold

    Stranger in a Strange Land (a classic of science fiction)

    Stanley Robinson:

    Mars Trilogy - Red Mars, Green Mars, and Blue Mars

    Orson Scott Card:

    Ender's Game

    Ender's Shadows

    A War of Gifts: An Ender Story

    Speaker for the Dead

    Michael Crichton:


    The Terminal Man

    The Andromeda Strain

    Jurassic Park

    Walter Tevis: The Man Who Fell to Earth

    Frederik Pohl: Gateway

    David Brin:



    Startide Rising

    The Uplift War

    Brightness Reef

    Infinity's Shore

    Heaven's Reach

    Glory Season

    The Postman

    Kiln People

    Joe Haldeman: The Forever War

    James Blish: Cities in Flight

    Gene Wolfe: Book of the New Sun

    Stanislaw Lem:




    The Star Diaries

    Philip K. Dick:

    Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

    The Policeman Said

    Flow My Tears

    The Man in the High Castle


    George Orwell: 1984

    Frank Herbert:


    Dune Messiah

    Children of Dune

    God Emperor of Dune

    Heretics of Dune

    Chapter House of Dune

    Kurt Vonnegut:

    Slaughterhouse Five

    Cat's Cradle

    Aldous Huxley: Brave New World

    Douglas Adams:

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    Nancy Farmer:

    The House of the Scorpion (Humans despise clones, but young Matt is the clone of El Patron and that gives him special status.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Dust by Elizabeth Bear

    A Posse of Princesses by Sherwood Smith

    Sunrise Alley by Catherine Asaro

    Performed by Hillary Huber

    Indigara by Tanith Lee

    Grimspace by Ann Aguirre

    1. The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien

    2. The Foundation Trilogy, Isaac Asimov

    3. Dune, Frank Herbert

    4. Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert A. Heinlein

    5. A Wizard of Earthsea, Ursula K. Le Guin

    6. Neuromancer, William Gibson

    7. Childhood's End, Arthur C. Clarke

    8. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Philip K. Dick

    9. The Mists of Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley

    10. Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury

    11. The Book of the New Sun, Gene Wolfe

    12. A Canticle for Leibowitz, Walter M. Miller, Jr.

    13. The Caves of Steel, Isaac Asimov

    14. Children of the Atom, Wilmar Shiras

    15. Cities in Flight, James Blish

    16. The Colour of Magic, Terry Pratchett *

    17. Dangerous Visions, edited by Harlan Ellison

    18. Deathbird Stories, Harlan Ellison

    19. The Demolished Man, Alfred Bester

    20. Dhalgren, Samuel R. Delany

    21. Dragonflight, Anne McCaffrey

    22. Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card

    23. The First Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, Stephen R. Donaldson

    24. The Forever War, Joe Haldeman

    25. Gateway, Frederik Pohl

    26. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, J.K. Rowling

    27. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams

    28. I Am Legend, Richard Matheson

    29. Interview with the Vampire, Anne Rice

    30. The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. Le Guin

    31. Little, Big, John Crowley

    32. Lord of Light, Roger Zelazny

    33. The Man in the High Castle, Philip K. Dick

    34. Mission of Gravity, Hal Clement

    35. More Than Human, Theodore Sturgeon

    36. The Rediscovery of Man, Cordwainer Smith

    37. On the Beach, Nevil Shute

    38. Rendezvous with Rama, Arthur C. Clarke

    39. Ringworld, Larry Niven

    40. Rogue Moon, Algis Budrys

    41. The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkien

    42. Slaughterhouse-5, Kurt Vonnegut *

    43. Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson *

    44. Stand on Zanzibar, John Brunner

    45. The Stars My Destination, Alfred Bester

    46. Starship Troopers, Robert A. Heinlein

    47. Stormbringer, Michael Moorcock

    48. The Sword of Shannara, Terry Brooks

    49. Timescape, Gregory Benford

    50. To Your Scattered Bodies Go, Philip Jose Farmer

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  • 1 decade ago

    ee doc smith (Yes it is lowercase letters). The Lensman Series. Starts with 'Triplanetary, and First Lensman, there's 7 or 8 in the series.

    Larry Niven, the Neutron Star, and lots more. Ireally miss Niven's science (real science) Fiction. He went fantasy in the last one I read, but it was still a good story.

    And how can I forget Ray Bradbury's Illustrated Man. Anything by Bradbury.

    Theodor Sturgeon wrote some really good short stories.

    For good SciFi look for the old Analog Magazine. They printed yearly anthologies of the best stuff.

    Greg Bear, Moving Mars.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Robert Heinlein's Past Through Tomorrow, Time Enough For Love, The Cat Who Walked Through Walls, and others.

    Oh Yeah, don't forget Anne McCaffrey Ship Who Sang series

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  • 1 decade ago

    Time out of Joint--Philip K Dick

    Eye in the Sky--Philip K Dick

    A Scanner Darkly--Philip K Dick

    Far Out--Damon Knight

    Quest for the Future--A E Van Vogt

    Persistence of Vision--John Varley

    Fear--L Ron Hubbard (actually horror, but...)

    The Door into Summer--Robert Heinlein

    A Martian Odyssey & Other Stories--Stanley G Weinbaum

    What Mad Universe--Fredric Brown

    From These Ashes--Fredric Brown (the collected short SF of one of the greats)

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  • 1 decade ago

    The Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey.

    She has other books and series that link into the series.

    Moreta's Ride. - Narilka's Story.

    All the Weyrs of Pern.

    Dragonsong - Dragondrums - Dragonsinger

    The Masterharper of Pern.

    The Dolphins of Pern.


    The Girl Who Heard Dragons.

    The Chronicles of Pern:First Fall

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  • j153e
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    1 decade ago

    Books by Robert Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, and Ray Bradbury.

    "The Great Divorce" and "The Space Trilogy," C. S. Lewis.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    anything by Charles DeLint, Philip K. Dick, Neil Gaiman, or Heinlein. Also, Fahrenheit 451 (a classic) and Stranger in a Strange Land (also a classic) and Pattern Recognition - can't remember the author but it is very different and cool.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Anything by Isaak Azimov, Arther C. Clarke, Philip K. Dick, Ursula K. LeGuin, Frank Herbert, Roger Zelazny. I could give you dozens of others, but start with those.

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