pouet's favourite sci-fi authors

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Elric ftw tho.
added on the 2011-01-26 10:23:19 by ringofyre ringofyre
ringofyre: You know one author can write a lot of different stuff. But if we're going to be only one eyed then Moorcock might be a fantasy author due to his vast fantasy work. I've Always hated genre wanking. :)
added on the 2011-01-26 10:28:15 by zefyros zefyros
zefyros: not trying to be a genre nazi/wanker. Everything I've read of MM (a fair bit albeit a long time ago) I wouldn't classify as sci-fi. Me I go for hard sci-fi or space opera generally. I was even dubious about putting in Clive Barker & Brian Lumley as I would more put them in the horror/fantasy realm. Time to put some long-unread books off the shelf and into the dunny.
added on the 2011-01-26 10:45:31 by ringofyre ringofyre
Don't forget the classics.

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added on the 2011-01-26 10:51:16 by doomdoom doomdoom
I've allways meant to pick that up but the local fantasy/sci-fi/nerd store never had it in stock.
added on the 2011-01-26 10:52:49 by Deus Deus
Fred & Geoffry Hoyle (more-so Fred), Whitley Strieber (I DON'T mean the "Communion" ufo conspiracy theory shit).
added on the 2011-01-26 12:51:27 by ringofyre ringofyre
Demoscene stories!
added on the 2011-01-26 13:17:57 by __ __
George Orwell
added on the 2011-01-26 13:48:25 by Defiance Defiance
Another visionaire, Jules Verne.
added on the 2011-01-26 14:37:43 by zefyros zefyros
Just looking @ one of my bookshelves now -
The Dark Tower series & "The Eyes of the Dragon" by Stephen King (can't stand all the rest of his stuff tho!)
Brian Aldiss
Aldous Huxley ("The Doors of Perception" is my fave albeit not sci-fi) but "Brave New World" is a classic.
Thinking about it The Jerusalem Man series by David Gemmell can be called sci-fi - another fave.
added on the 2011-01-28 00:55:56 by ringofyre ringofyre
Kim Stanley Robinson - The "Mars" series
David Brin - Startide Rising has been reread a few times now...
added on the 2011-01-28 02:58:51 by ringofyre ringofyre
Robert Heinlein
added on the 2011-01-28 05:10:02 by zaphands zaphands
Enjoyed multiple books of Neal Stephenson and William Gibson so far.

Still in my shelf, waiting to be read, are "Aurora" by Isaac Asimov, "The Andromeda Stain" by Michael Crichton (is that sci-fi?), three "Dune" books by Frank Herbert as well as two more books from the same sci-fi book series as the latter. Every single one looks as it's at least three decades old.

Oh, and "1984" by Orwell also has some sci-fi elements (e.g. the bi-directional control monitors).
added on the 2011-01-29 12:44:36 by Y0Gi Y0Gi
Oh, as I enjoy the scenario of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games, I got myself the "Stalker" movie by Andrei Tarkovsky (didn't watch it yet, tho), itself based on the novel "Roadside Picnic" by the Strugatsky brothers.
added on the 2011-01-29 12:58:13 by Y0Gi Y0Gi
Philip K. Dick
William Gibson
Stephen King
Dean Koontz
added on the 2011-01-29 16:29:42 by rudi rudi
Oh, as I enjoy the scenario of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games, I got myself the "Stalker" movie by Andrei Tarkovsky (didn't watch it yet, tho), itself based on the novel "Roadside Picnic" by the Strugatsky brothers.

It's a great movie. I saw it in Russian with Spanish subtitles. And Arkadi & Boris Strugatski are also among my favourite writers (I recommend "Roadside Picnic" and also "Hard to be a God").

Tarkovski films are long, visually awesome and use to have little dialogue. Be prepared to see something that demand your brain to be constantly thinking and not only watching.

By the way, Tarkovski also did a film based on a novel by Stanislaw Lem (Solaris) that is must better (in my opinion) than the recent adaptation directed by Soderbergh. But both films don't match the mental impact that the reading of Solaris could cause to your demoscene brain.
added on the 2011-01-29 19:32:51 by ham ham
Julian May - both the milieu books and the pliocene saga, about the human race attaining psychic powers and joining a galactic federation after various conflicts.

Jack L. Chalker - the well of souls books (a bit "teeny" books. very simple and quick to read, but have some good ideas)
added on the 2011-01-29 20:19:32 by farfar farfar
As mentioned before: Stanislav Lem, Douglas Adams, Robert A. Heinlein, George Orwel, Arthur C. Clarke, Philip K. Dickl...
I enjoyed some more obscure ones too but i cant recall names right now.
added on the 2011-01-31 14:45:24 by Topy44 Topy44
Lem & Dick.

Ah. And Zelazny.
@ plaf - completely forgot Julian May. I have to say I much preferred Jack the Bodiless stuff to the Golden Torc stories.
Even tho it's not categorized as fiction "The Last 3 Minutes" by Paul Davies was a good read.
added on the 2011-01-31 23:00:35 by ringofyre ringofyre
Me too..The milieu books are better. I tried reading some of her more recent stuff, but it didnt reallly gel with me. I guess it's hit and miss :)
added on the 2011-01-31 23:31:21 by farfar farfar
roger zelazny
neal stephenson
charles stross
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Jesus F. Christ
Maali wins!
added on the 2011-09-03 13:56:30 by rez rez