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I've been reading science fiction since I was in 4th grade or so.
I've read an awful lot, and thought I'd pass on a list of recommended
works. If you see a book or two you've liked, then maybe you'd enjoy
some of the others. And if you know of a book you think I should check
out, be sure to send me a note.
This is a very quick and dirty list, of things I've read recently; I
promise to work on it more in the future. The orientation is mostly
cyberpunk or post-cyberpunk...
||The Player of Games
Against A Dark Background
Use of Weapons
|If the Federation of Star Trek is an optimistic
future with a society based on science and exploration, then the
Culture in Iain Bank's novels is an optimistic future with a society
based on hedonism...
The Uplift War
The Practice Effect
|Has the most Hugos and Nebulas of anyone on this page. There is
a reason he's so decorated...
||The Shockwave Rider
Stand on Zanzibar
|The Shockwave Rider is remarkably prescient, given it was
written nearly 20 years ago. I always finish it late at night, because I
can't stop reading it...
|The sequels to Neuromancer are not nearly as good as the original,
and so not listed here. Gibson's short fiction, though, is.
|Daniel Keyes Moran
||The Armageddon Blues
The Long Run
The Last Dancer
|My current favorite author. The last three novels are connected,
and have more coming -- supposedly.
Trouble and Her Friends
|Interesting looks at FRP and hacker cultures, extrapolated.
||The most fun I've had (reading) in the past 5 years.
||A Fire Upon the Deep
||Galactic newsgroups. Hmmm, I wonder if NNTP would really handle that...
|Walter Jon Williams
|Really, really, really interesting ideas in these novels.
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