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Duane Benson
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Re: Lot's of good ones listed
Duane Benson   1/25/2014 4:34:35 PM
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"A Fire upon the Deep" and "A Deepness in the Sky" were good, but I liked the Peace War series a bit more more.

I'll ask about "War With the Newts," but that was 15 or 20 years ago. If my memory serves, it really wasn't a good book though. Good for sarcasm maybe. :-)

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Re: Lot's of good ones listed
Max The Magnificent   1/25/2014 1:45:44 PM
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@Duane: "The Peace War" by Vernor Vinge. He didn't write a lot but I really enjoyed "The Peace War" and sequels "Marooned in Realtime" and "The Ungoverned."

I hadn't heard of those -- I did read "A Fire upon the Deep" and "A Deepness in the Sky" and I enjoyed those -- I'll add these to my wish list...

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Re: Lot's of good ones listed
Max The Magnificent   1/25/2014 1:42:41 PM
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@Duane: ...War with the Newts...

With a title like that I have to read it!!!

Can you get it back from your friend?

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Lot's of good ones listed
Duane Benson   1/25/2014 5:37:43 AM
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Since you brought this back up on Twitter, I have just one word for you: "War with the Newts" by Karel Čapek. I actually owned a copy of it once. I gave it to a friend of mine that really likes Newts.

On a more serious note, there's "The Peace War" by Vernor Vinge. He didn't write a lot but I really enjoyed "The Peace War" and sequels "Marooned in Realtime" and "The Ungoverned."

This may seem like more than one word, but considering all of the available words I could have chosen, statistically, this is essentially equal to one word.

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re: What’s your “MUST READ” list in science fiction? (Part 1)
Max The Magnificent   1/18/2012 11:03:21 PM
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I will read it, but it may be a while because I already have a really big pile of books waiting for my attention plus a humongous "Wish List" on Amazon... ... life is good ... there are folks out there in the world that don't like reading and don't know what to do without a TV running in the background...

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re: What’s your “MUST READ” list in science fiction? (Part 1)
Max The Magnificent   1/18/2012 11:01:10 PM
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I like pretty much everything in SF (so long as it's well written), from "hard as nails" to "Stainless Steel Rat" :-)

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re: What’s your “MUST READ” list in science fiction? (Part 1)
mkr0   1/18/2012 10:53:53 PM
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'Blindsight' is hard as nails SF and some people find it unattractive because of that. Heck, it even has references given at the end - as it is the case with scientific papers. Not as optimistic as 'Contact' though. If you decide to read it, I'm very curious of your opinion, as you seem to be a fan of the rock-solid SF classics.

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re: What’s your “MUST READ” list in science fiction? (Part 1)
Max The Magnificent   1/18/2012 9:26:24 PM
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"Contact" is a great book... I've read a lot of Stanislaw Lem, but not "His Master's Voice", and I've never heard of "Blindsight", but the reviews on Amazon are very good -- I've added both of these to my Wish List...

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re: What’s your “MUST READ” list in science fiction? (Part 1)
mkr0   1/18/2012 9:19:14 PM
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I would go with "Contact" by Carl Sagan, "His Master's Voice" by Stanislaw Lem and "Blindsight" by Peter Watts. Three totally different visions of the first contact. "Blindsight" is by the way IMO the best SF book I've read and if anyone wants to take a shot at more recent SF I recommend it wholeheartedly.

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re: What’s your “MUST READ” list in science fiction? (Part 1)
VoxTone   1/17/2012 9:59:54 PM
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Wow, nice listings! RAH was my first SF author when I was in 7th grade (yeh Coles JH library). I had read every book out of RAH, IA, and ACC by the end of 9th grade in'72 . But I have to mention RAH's "Friday" as a must read. I also consider "the Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins (and the remaining 2 books in the trilogy) as great writing for current SF. I could not stop reading it as with most any RAH book.

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