Any idea for books to read...sci/fi+adventure?


i read asimov a lot...da vinci code..also like cultural background type......

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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: Earth; Sundiver; Startide Rising; The Uplift War; Brightness Reef; Infinity's Shore; Heaven's Reach; Glory Season; The Postman; and 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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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Seconding The Stars My Destination and The Left Hand of Darkness, adding Jack Vance's Dying Earth series, the Foundation series by Asimov, Samuel R. Delany's Dhalgren. All are important, important works in scifi and brilliantly written.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The Stars My Destination! Awesome sci-fi and awesome adventure. It's by Alfred Bester

    Other ones you might like:

    Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

    Ender's Shadow by Orson Scott Card

    Wyrms by Orson Scott Card (one of my favorite sci-fi books of all time)

    The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. LeGuin (a bit slow to start but totally cool once it gets going)

    Genesis by Poul Anderson

    Actually anything written by Poul Anderson will probably appeal to you.

    Have Space Suit--Will Travel by Robert Heinlein. Written for young adults, but totally fun and a great book.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Definitely read Bujold's Vorkosigan Saga. It's sci-fi, it's funny, it's fascinating.

    Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow

    Anything that Heinlein wrote before 1970. tunnel in the Sky is a good one.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Definitely read Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Uglies trilogy and Peeps, both by Scott Westerfeld. Futuristic settings, plenty of action and romance, major page turners.

    The Host by Stephenie Meyer. Long, but sooo worth it in the end.

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  • 1 decade ago

    sci/fi- Timeline(Michael Crichton)

    Adventure- Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter(J.k. rowling), Death Watch( Robb White)

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  • 1 decade ago

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy FTW!

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