- Nov 8, 2011
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Running out of good ones. I have seriously read just about every book in this thread so far.
I'm not a huge reader of Sci-Fi, but works of Sci-Fi are definitely among my very favorite works of fiction.
My all-time favorite is A Canticle for Leibowitz. Other favorites are The Martian Chronicles, Brave New World, Ender's Game, Frankenstein, Stranger in a Strange Land, Watchers, Starship Troopers, The Foundation Trilogy.
Your favs and suggested reading. . . .
Also, I'm hoping someone can help me with a title of a light Sci-Fi I read more than a decade ago about a couple that dies young, in their forties or so. They are continuously reborn after their deaths, which are separated by just a few years. No matter what precautions they take, they die at the same age over and over again, to the minute, and relive the same number of years, between, approximately, 1930 and 1980. Their lives are lived in the same world, in the same period of history, over and over. Further, after a certain period of intellectual development, they acquire perfect recall of their previous lives, so they are essentially adults, brilliant adults in children's bodies. They are the same person with different families. Because they know what will happen and because they have so much time to learn more and more as psychological adults, they readily secure their financial security early. But they are seemingly alone. The male protagonist resolves to see if there are any others like him, persons reliving the same years over and over again, amassing more and more knowledge.
He runs a continuous ad in several prominent newspapers with a message that would be meaningless to all but someone else like him.
Bottom line: his ad is eventually answered. It's a woman. They get together, fall in love, and share their lives over and over again until discovered by the government via a complex series of events. They get back together each life cycle via the same message, published in the same paper on the same day. Though always reborn in the U.S., their psyches are the only other thing repeated, not their bodes or familial backgrounds.
Early on I read scifi....but most of it was pretty depressing to me.
- Michael Crichton - The Andromeda Strain
- Ray Bradbury - The Illustrated Man
- George Orwell - Animal Farm
- Stephen King - The Stand
- L. Ron Hubbard - Battlefield Earth
- Bram Stoker - Dracula
- Mary Shelly - Frankenstein
- J.R.R. Tolkein - The Lord Of The Rings
- J.K. Rowling - Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone
- Richard Adams - Watership Down
Watership Down is one of my very favorite novels.Early on I read scifi....but most of it was pretty depressing to me.
I prefer uplifting books...Watership Down for instance.
I learned how to read even before I started first grade by reading the funny papers.
I used to have quite a comic book collection.
I remember when Spiderman first came out in Marvel Comics.
For that matter Dracula and Frankenstein aren't scifi either.I'm just making sure and sticking with the OP, you'd be surprised how many people don't know the difference between the two genres and call it all sci-fi.
Look up the different genres, I believe there's around 35 then each genre has sub categories, Fantasy has 8 or 10. Frankenstein and Dracula are part of the Horror genre.For that matter Dracula and Frankenstein aren't scifi either.
Scifi is usually a bit dry and some of them are totally negative.
Most of the time scifi doesn't appeal to many.
I read Illustrated man.....and the chapter on Venus and the constant rain was interesting but just a huge downer....as was the ending.
Course Frankenstein is listed as one of the greatest novels, and although it is a classic horror novel it is technically about science fiction.Look up the different genres, I believe there's around 35 then each genre has sub categories, Fantasy has 8 or 10. Frankenstein and Dracula are part of the Horror genre.