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Old 02-04-2013, 21:23
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John Wyndham
H.G. Wells
Arthur Conan Doyle
Ray Bradbury
Arthur C. Clarke
Jules Verne

These are mine - what are yours?
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Old 02-04-2013, 21:34
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I love John Wyndham too. I don't read a lot of sci fi though, John Wyndham is really the only one I've enjoyed. Oh, I do like John Christopher too, who is very similar, although not as good.
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Old 02-04-2013, 22:34
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they are all old, aren't they?

hard to put wells and verne up there now, just boy's own stuff, unfortunately.

wyndham is worth a read. bradbury less accessible, I think.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:24
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they are all old, aren't they?

hard to put wells and verne up there now, just boy's own stuff, unfortunately.

wyndham is worth a read. bradbury less accessible, I think.
Verne is something of a windbag but I think you need to have another look at Wells.
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:10
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Alastair Reynolds
Peter F Hamilton
Dan Simmons
Kim Stanley Robinson
Richard Morgan
Iain M. Banks

Not strictly sci-fi (although "Embassytown" definetly was scifi), but I also love China Miéville's works.

between them, the above probably accounts for a good 90% of my book collection
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:42
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I'd add Philip K. Dick to the list and probably Frank Herbert, even if he is a bit of a one-hit -wonder..but what a hit.
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Old 03-04-2013, 13:06
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Philip K. Dick
Neal Stephenson
Iain M Banks
Alastair Reynolds
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Old 03-04-2013, 13:19
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In no order at all..

Neal Stephenson
Iain M Banks
Peter F Hamilton
Arthur C Clarke
Kim Stanley Robinson
Frank Herbert (purely because Dune was one hell of a novel!)
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Old 03-04-2013, 13:22
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H.G. Wells
Ursula Le Guin
Frank Herbert
Philip K. Dick
Karel Capek.
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Old 03-04-2013, 13:24
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Peter F Hamilton and Iain M Banks are my two favourite at the moment.
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Old 03-04-2013, 13:25
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Peter F Hamilton and Iain M Banks are my two favourite at the moment.
Have you read Nights Dawn Trilogy?
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Old 03-04-2013, 13:27
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Wyndham and Bradbury for me.
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Old 03-04-2013, 13:38
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In addition to the usual suspects, George R. R. Martin, before he began his unfortunate although no doubt profitable detour into fantasy, was one of the world's best SF writers: Sandkings, Nightflyers, Tuf Voyaging, the Wild Cards series and a wealth of short stories.
When he tires of beardy blokes hacking bits off each other I hopes he starts up with SF again.
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Old 03-04-2013, 13:46
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Have you read Nights Dawn Trilogy?
Yes. I've read them all! He does tend to write door step size books but I really enjoy them. I really enjoyed The Great North Road recently. He seems to be writing a children's book at the moment.
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Old 04-04-2013, 00:26
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In addition to the usual suspects, George R. R. Martin, before he began his unfortunate although no doubt profitable detour into fantasy, was one of the world's best SF writers: Sandkings, Nightflyers, Tuf Voyaging, the Wild Cards series and a wealth of short stories.
When he tires of beardy blokes hacking bits off each other I hopes he starts up with SF again.
I didn't know that, I'll look those up. Thanks

As for writing more Sci-fi, I think he has to finish the last two books from Ice and Fire first, that should put him well into his eighties by then.
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Old 04-04-2013, 00:37
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Kurt Vonnegut
Alan Dean Foster
Jonathan Wylie
Michael Crichton
Piers Anthony
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:18
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Harry Harrison - The stainless steel rat series is great and I liked hs cross over into alternative history with The Hammer and the Cross trilogy.
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:48
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:56
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Most of my faves have been named but I'd add the cyberpunk leaders William Gibson and Bruce Sterling. Oh and there's Stephen Baxter.

Surprised these been no mention of the legends Isaac Asimov and Robert Heinlein. May be their works are looking old but they both spun a good yarn and influenced a generation of authors.
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:48
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Keith Roberts
J. G. Ballard
Philip K. Dick
Roger Zelazny
Brian W. Aldiss
Thomas M. Disch
Philip Jose Farmer
John Wyndham
John Christopher
Richard Cowper
Michael Moorcock
Anne McCaffrey
Kurt Vonnegut
Piers Anthony
Ray Bradbury
Arthur C. Clarke
Robert A. Heinlein
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Jack Vance
Robert Silverberg
Harlan Ellison
Gene Wolfe
Ursual K. Le Guin
Tanith Lee
H. G. Wells
Richard Matheson
Fritz Leiber
Theordore Sturgeon
George R. Stewart
Walter M. Miller Jr.
Poul Anderson
etc, etc.
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Old 04-04-2013, 14:28
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Philip K. Dick
Gene Wolfe
Clifford D. Simak
R. A. Lafferty
Josephine Saxton
Philip Reeve

I also like most of the ones in CLL Dodge's list.
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Old 04-04-2013, 18:12
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John Varley. Even if he'd only written "press [enter]" and "Air Raid", he'd still be a genius.
Similarly T. L. Sherred and "E for Effort".
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:37
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John Varley. Even if he'd only written "press [enter]" and "Air Raid", he'd still be a genius.
Similarly T. L. Sherred and "E for Effort".
I forgot Varley.
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Old 06-04-2013, 00:40
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Noone ever mentions Doc Smith in any of these list-type threads
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Old 06-04-2013, 01:07
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mostly all been mentioned

but i'd add

C. J. Cherryh
James Blish
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