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    Hi all,

    I am not much of a scientist, but I am a rabid SF book reviewer. Ive belonged to a lot of SF forums for a long time now, and I just decided to branch out a bit and try to find more SF book enthusiasts. This seemed like a good place to start. So Hi!


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    Hello and welcome to the forum.



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    Hello and welcome. Although I rarely read SF now, I was an avid reader for many years. My preference is generally for hard SF, rather than science fantasy. How about you?
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    This made me think of some of my favourite sf novels and this one came to mind, having read it like 12 years ago:

    Of Man and Manta - Piers Anthony

    Read it?
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    I like Isaac Asimov :-D
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    Quote Originally Posted by thyristor
    I like Isaac Asimov :-D
    Yeah, his my favourite too. I have never read anything boring by him, neither fiction nor non-fiction. A quirky and entertainingly modest genius!
    Disclaimer: I do not declare myself to be an expert on ANY subject. If I state something as fact that is obviously wrong, please don't hesitate to correct me. I welcome such corrections in an attempt to be as truthful and accurate as possible.

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    I like all kinds of SF. I actually have a pretty broad interest in SF. Asimov is not one of my favorite authors, though I do respect him a great deal. My favorite authors include Ward Moore, Larry Niven, Octavia Butler, Cordwainer Smith, Ray Bradbury, Hal Clement, etc, etc. I review books at the pace of about two per week (though right now my review site has gone back to "development" for some much needed updating. Once I win the lottery I should be able to squeeze a lot more books into my schedule. :wink:
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    Quote Originally Posted by KALSTER
    This made me think of some of my favourite sf novels and this one came to mind, having read it like 12 years ago:

    Of Man and Manta - Piers Anthony

    Read it?
    no, sorry. The only Piers Anthony I like is a book called Macroscope. Though Ive certainly not read all his books.
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    Some of you may have noticed that I have not put up many book reviews lately. My brother and I have been making some major changes to my book review site. None of them are visible yet, but they all hopefully will be before the end of the month. I can promise an awesome slew of search features that will make navigating the book pages simple, and be an interesting and fun exercise in its own right. For now though I have put up reviews of all the materials I have read since August. I was not able to make changes to the content of the site, so I had quite a few sitting on my hard drive, just waiting for the right moment. Well, that moment is here. I will let you know more as the other features come on-line. Actually, I'm on pins and needles about some of them. I want them NOW! But, Ill have to be patient. Hope you enjoy the new reviews.

    Novels

    Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams, 1979

    Looking Backward, by Edward Bellamy, 1887

    Rogue Moon, by Algis Budrys, 1960

    Parable of the Sower, by Octavia Butler, 1993

    Camouflage, by Joe Haldeman, 2004

    Marsbound, by Joe Haldeman, 2008

    The Stand, The Complete and Uncut Edition, by Stephen King, 1991

    The Futurological Congress, by Stanislaw Lem, 1974

    On the Beach, by Nevil Shute, 1957

    Son of Man, by Robert Silverberg, 1971

    The Man Who Fell to Earth, by Walter Tevis, 1963

    The Languages of Pao, by Jack Vance, 1958

    Galapagos, by Kurt Vonnegut, 1985

    We, by Yevgeny Zamayitn, 1924/1980

    Coyote, by Allen Steele, 2003

    Coyote Rising, by Allen Steele, 2004

    Coyote Frontier, by Allen Steele, 2005




    Reference

    The Anatomy of Wonder, 4th Edition, edited by Neil Barron, 1995

    The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, edited by Clute and Nichols, 1999

    The Way the Future Was, by Frederik Pohl, 1978

    The Encyclopedia of Science Ficion Places, edited by Brian Stableford, 1999




    Novellas & Novelettes

    Sergeant Chip, by Bradley Denton, 2004

    Exploration Team, by Murray Leinster, 1956

    Jigoku no Mokushiroku, by John G. McDaid, 1996

    The Darfsteller, by Walter Miller, Jr.

    Blood's A Rover, by Chad Oliver, 1952

    Guide Dog, by Mike Connor, 1991

    Rachel in Love, by Pat Murphy, 1987




    Collections

    The Illustrated Man, by Ray Bradbury, 1951




    Short Stories

    The Star, by Arthur C. Clarke, 1955

    Or All the Seas with Oysters, by Avram Davidson, 1957

    Allamagoosa, by Eric Frank Russell

    Harrison Bergeron, by Kurt Vonnegut, 1961
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ophiolite
    Hello and welcome. Although I rarely read SF now, I was an avid reader for many years. My preference is generally for hard SF, rather than science fantasy. How about you?
    That is a shame. Did you know that there is a decent sized Scottish renaissance of SF going on now? Writers like Stross, Banks, MacLeod and others are adding to a pretty well established body of Scottish SF from the past.
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    what is the best SF book ever.
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    Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and Ender's Game Always been a fan of Dune though it's as much fantasy as sci-fi.
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