Science Fiction fans of the world... UNITE!

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Science Fiction fans of the world... UNITE!

Post by Sassy_Cat » Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:54 pm

Okay, so I was thinking, the book series is Sci-Fi, right? So there must be people who like other science fiction books, right? Well, of course, so what's everyone's favorites? It doesn't matter if it's Clarke or Applegate, really. So... Best Sci-fi?
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Re: Science Fiction fans of the world... UNITE!

Post by BabelFish42 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:25 pm

That's a tough one... let me think.

Everything by Orson Scott Card
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (duh)
A Matter of Profit (I forget who wrote it)
Um... some of the classics, like Time Machine by HG Wells, War of the Worlds, Journey to the Center of the Earth
A Wrinkle in Time, and other books by L'Engle
Handmaid's Tale (again, if that counts)
CS Lewis's space trilogy

For someone who considers herself a scifi fan, I really haven't read all that much of it.
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Post by xenawarriorprincess » Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:27 pm

Animorphs is the extent of my scifi knowledge. I havent even seen star wars.
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Post by BabelFish42 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:48 pm

What?! You really need to see those. At least the originals, for sure.

Although I kinda know what you mean. I say I'm a scifi fan, but I really don't know all that much outside of YA scifi books. This one guy was excited at first when he found out I like scifi/fantasy. But that didn't last long.

Him: "Have you read (insert name of famous scifi novel here)?"
Me: "Um... nope."
Him: "Well, what about ____?"
Me: ".... never heard of it."
Him: "Okay, but you must have read ___. That one's a classic."
Me: "Uh..."
Him: "WHAT?! How can you call yourself a scifi fan if you've never read those?!"
Me: "..."
Him: "So what scifi books have you read?"
Me: "Do you remember the Animorphs series?"
Him: (blank stare)
Me: "You know. The ones with the kids turning into animals on the cover. They were fighting these aliens that take over people's brains."
Him: (raised eyebrow)
Me: "It was a really good series! Honestly. It's like the most underrated book series ever."

And that was basically the end of our conversation.
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Post by Sassy_Cat » Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:55 pm

Babel, I think it was Fahrenheit 451. Sorry, just saying.
Yaaay! Time Machine fans!
Oh, 1984 was okay, but it seemed like Orwell just took too long to get to points. I've been thinking about reading Animal Farm, though, just to see if it has a better pace.
Oh, geez. Watching Star Trek once makes you a Sci-fi fan to some people. Eh, at least he tried.
Sort of.
Kind of.
Not really.
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Post by BabelFish42 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:58 pm

Sassy_Cat wrote:Babel, I think it was Fahrenheit 451. Sorry, just saying.
Lol yep, you're right.
Sassy_Cat wrote:Yaaay! Time Machine fans!
:) I read that one back in elementary school, and I remember liking it, but I don't remember many of the details, other than the two different species at the end, and how the one that was originally enslaved/forced to work underground ended up literally preying on the other, child-like above-ground species, and the guy's friend giving him flowers before she... got eaten (I think?), and how he took that a some kind of symbol that humanity's love/compassion would outlast our intelligence and civilization and everything else, or something like that. Maybe I should go back and reread it.
Sassy_Cat wrote:I've been thinking about reading Animal Farm, though, just to see if it has a better pace.
Hmmm... I was not a big fan. A little too heavy-handed for me. Instead of "I'm going to tell you an entertaining, thought-provoking story," to me, it came across more as "THIS IS WHY COMMUNISM IS EVIL" being force-fed to the reader.
Sassy_Cat wrote:Oh, geez. Watching Star Trek once makes you a Sci-fi fan to some people. Eh, at least he tried.
Sort of.
Kind of.
Not really.
Lol, yeah, I guess he was kind of a sci-fi snob. A very cute one, though.

Sass, have you ever read Ender's Game, or anything else by Orson Scott Card? He's probably my favorite sci-fi writer, after KAA and Douglas Adams. He's not as entertaining/funny as KAA, but his books are really thought-provoking, with good characters, and dramatic plots, and the same kind of really dark, what-do-you-mean-this-is-a-kids-book themes that you find in Animorphs. Basically, if you like KAA, I think you might like him too.

Oh yeah, and also, GONE by Michael Grant is awesome, for anyone who hasn't read it yet.
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Post by tobias_cool » Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:45 am

Haha, I like this one.
BabelFish42 wrote:What?! You really need to see those. At least the originals, for sure.

Although I kinda know what you mean. I say I'm a scifi fan, but I really don't know all that much outside of YA scifi books. This one guy was excited at first when he found out I like scifi/fantasy. But that didn't last long.

Him: "Have you read (insert name of famous scifi novel here)?"
Me: "Um... nope."
Him: "Well, what about ____?"
Me: ".... never heard of it."
Him: "Okay, but you must have read ___. That one's a classic."
Me: "Uh..."
Him: "WHAT?! How can you call yourself a scifi fan if you've never read those?!"
Me: "..."
Him: "So what scifi books have you read?"
Me: "Do you remember the Animorphs series?"
Him: (blank stare)
Me: "You know. The ones with the kids turning into animals on the cover. They were fighting these aliens that take over people's brains."
Him: (raised eyebrow)
Me: "It was a really good series! Honestly. It's like the most underrated book series ever."

And that was basically the end of our conversation.
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Post by BSerAkafanofblake » Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:51 pm

Well I just recently finished the hunger games books.
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Post by loosonghan » Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:55 am

hptwiani wrote:Well I just recently finished the hunger games books.
I watched the movie :good:
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Post by BSerAkafanofblake » Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:53 am

Uh I ment the trilogy.
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