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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 1 decade ago

Good Science Fiction book or saga?

What is a good science fictions book series or saga that would be a fun read? Its summer time and would like some good sci fi books to read

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    The Otherland series by Tad Williams is my absolute favourite. :)

    Here is a review/summary of the first book:

    "When Renie Sulaweyo's younger brother, Stephen, returns from the Net after visiting Mister J's, a virtual reality equivalent of the Hellfire Club, she's worried about him. When his next Net trip leaves him in a coma, Renie is terrified and angry. Soon she discovers evidence that other children have lapsed into comas under similar circumstances. A professor of computer science and an adept user of the Net, Renie retraces Stephen's trail and enters Mister J's but barely escapes with her own mind intact. After her adventure, she discovers that someone has downloaded into her computer the impossibly complex image of a fantastic golden city. Then her apartment is fire-bombed, she loses her job and another professor whom she has recruited to help her decipher the mystery is murdered. It's clear that Renie has angered someone with almost unlimited power, but she remains determined to save her brother. In the first book in what is projected to be, in effect, a single, enormous four-volume novel, Williams (Memory, Sorrow and Thorn) proves himself as adept at writing science fiction as he is at writing fantasy. His 21st-century South Africa, where blacks run the government and pursue careers but where whites control most economic power, rings true. His version of the Net, although obviously indebted to Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash and other novels, is detailed and fascinating. Best of all, however, are Williams's well-drawn, sympathetic characters, including Renie and her family, her student !Xabbu, the mysterious invalid Mister Sellars and a host of other folk, all of whom hope to solve the mystery of the terrifying VR environment called Otherland." - Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    You can try some of the following books. I don't know how unique you would consider them, but I great enjoyed them, and found them different from many of the mainstream types of books: Max Barry - Jennifer Government, Syrup Dean Koontz - Odd Thomas, Watchers and many more Charles Stross - Glasshouse, The Merchant Princes Series John Twelve Hawks - The Traveller Joe Haldeman - The Forever War Anne McCaffrey - Catteni Series (Freedom's Landing, Freedom's Choice, Freedom's Challenge, Freedom's Ransom) SL Viehl - Blade Dancer, Stardoc series Douglas Adams - Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy Dayton Ward - The Last World War SM Stirling - Islands in the Sea of Time and Dies the Fire (the first books of two related series), The Sky People, The Peshawar Lancers, Conquistador Harry Turtledove - Guns of the South, Worldwar series, Crosstime Traffic Series and many more

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  • ?
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    I'm a huge fan of the Dune series, though, it's not really "fun". It's interesting and a brilliant story but it makes you think. Sometimes I can't read it because of that :).

    Check out Dresden Files. The first book is Storm Front. It's about a Wizard, Harry Dresden, whose a private eye living in Chicago. He gets beaten up, makes enemies, is sarcastic, makes some more enemies, burns something down, makes a few more enemies with sarcasm.

    It's a great, great read.

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  • Mila
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

    The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

    The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

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  • 1 decade ago

    Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars series (Red Mars, Green Mars, Blue Mars) are good, though I hesitate to describe them as fun. They can be heavy going in places. They're "future history," about the colonisation of Mars.

    Asimov's Foundation series (Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation) are in a similar mould to the Robinson's Mars series, but quicker to read. The later ones in the series got rather tedious.

    David Brin's Uplift series (Sundiver, Startide Rising... can't remember the rest) is about the notion that all sentient species are raised to consciousness by an older, more advanced species... except humans. This makes it difficult for us to be taken seriously by the aliens.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Stephen King's - The Dark Tower series.

    1. The Gunslinger

    2. Drawing of the Three

    3. The Wastelands

    4. Wizard and Glass

    5. Wolves of Calla

    6. Song of Susannah

    7. The Dark Tower.

    One great story in seven novels. <}:-})

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Alan Dean Foster - Flinx series starting with The Tar-Aiym Krang.

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  • 1 decade ago

    anything by Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, etc.

    http://books4teensandadults.googlepages.com/scifi

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  • Bailey
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Check out A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick. It's one of the best sci-fi books I've ever had the pleasure of reading. Here's a review of it -http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-13594-Cleveland...

    Enjoy!

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  • 1 decade ago

    the hunger games- suzane collins

    COULD YOU SURVIVE ON YOUR OWN, IN THE WILD, WITH EVERYONE FIGHTING AGAINST YOU?

    Twenty- four are forced to enter. Only the winner survives.

    In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Each year, the districts are forced by the Capitol to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the Hunger Games, a brutal and terrifying fight to the death – televised for all of Panem to see.

    Survival is second nature for sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who struggles to feed her mother and younger sister by secretly hunting and gathering beyond the fences of District 12. When Katniss steps in to take the place of her sister in the Hunger Games, she knows it may be her death sentence. If she is to survive, she must weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

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