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 Post subject: Re: Best Sci-Fi Novels
PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:54 pm 
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Just finished The Algebraist. A real page turner/kindle flipper. Very enjoyable


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 Post subject: Re: Best Sci-Fi Novels
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PCPhil wrote:
Just finished The Algebraist. A real page turner/kindle flipper. Very enjoyable


It's excellent.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Sci-Fi Novels
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It's mad that he never explored that universe again. So rich, but just the one novel.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Sci-Fi Novels
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JM2K6 wrote:
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Has the Three Body Problem been mentioned in this thread?


Pretty sure a saw it mentioned a while ago. Absolutely fantastic trilogy. I'm a sucker for SciFi that touch the large scale/grand scope, and this series is quality and definitely up there. Also: Australia. :lol:




I found the writing style, very turgid and boring. It might sound more exciting in Chinese, but alas I can't speak Japanese!

The plot was very original tho.


I'm half way through the second book now, The Dark Forest. The first third of it was bizarre and I'd agree it was fairly turgid. It has started to get going now and I'm fairly hooked again.


Yeah... I hated the first book. It's "imaginitive" but it's essentially ridiculous fantasy written by someone with absolutely no idea how people work or how to write them.


I am struggling through it which is unusual for me as I read voraciously - it's not really going anywhere yet.

I will persevere


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 Post subject: Re: Best Sci-Fi Novels
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danthefan wrote:
Has the Three Body Problem been mentioned in this thread?


I couldn't get through the first one - just not very good.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Sci-Fi Novels
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On the other had, reading Rosewater by Tade Thompson, which is very good. Has just won the Arthur C Clarke for best sci-fi novel. Set in future Nigeria. Great story and the setting is brilliant. Highly recommended. Looking forward to more African sci-fi now.


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I've been hearing good things about it. :thumbup:


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 Post subject: Re: Best Sci-Fi Novels
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Are you Kid A?

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Mat you might enjoy this. http://bit.ly/2oCOIYQ


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Someone recommended Murderbot Diaries? Anyone else agree?


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 Post subject: Re: Best Sci-Fi Novels
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6.Jones wrote:
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Are you Kid A?

:proud:


Mat you might enjoy this. http://bit.ly/2oCOIYQ


Is this the rest of the book you sent me the precis for? :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Best Sci-Fi Novels
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Pat the Ex Mat wrote:
6.Jones wrote:
Pat the Ex Mat wrote:
Are you Kid A?

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Mat you might enjoy this. http://bit.ly/2oCOIYQ


Is this the rest of the book you sent me the precis for? :shock:

It is.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Sci-Fi Novels
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Perfect timing, I am looking for a new book to read :smug:


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 Post subject: Re: Best Sci-Fi Novels
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Nieghorn wrote:
Someone recommended Murderbot Diaries? Anyone else agree?


Read the first one. It's alright. Pulp sci-fi, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Sci-Fi Novels
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Good thread. Currently re-reading Asimov's Foundation series after 20 years and really enjoying it (although find the dialogue occasionally clunky).

Prob mentioned before but Jack Vance"s fantasy Lyonesse trilogy is a high point of the genre, imho - stunning work.


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