Science Fiction

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  1. thingmaker3

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    With the exception of the various "Amber" stories, and the excellent "Lord of Light," can anyone here suggest a good Roger Zelazny book for my reading list?

    I have a biography of his work, of course. I'm just hoping someone can suggest a title from that list in a vein similar to "Lord of Light."

    I've less and less time for fiction these days, so I'm getting more picky about which fiction I read.
     
  2. beenthere

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    "Creatures of Light and Darkness".

    Check out some Charles Stross and Kim Stanley Robinson. Stross does space operas well, and Robinson understands science.
     
  3. floomdoggle

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    The mask of Loki, one of the best novels of all time.
    Dan
     
  4. thingmaker3

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    Thank you, Gentlemen! I'll take this list with me when I next go to the library!:)
     
  5. Wendy

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    I am a hard core reader of Sci Fi myself. I've had my nose buried in a book most of my life. I prefer hard scifi, and will read fantisy if nothing else is available. I like the early James Hogan. Like Heinlein he changed a bit as he got older, but his "Thrice Upon a Time" and "The Genisus Machine" are classics IMO. Both deal with new discoveries in particle physics, but with very different takes.
     
  6. Young_SR

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    In the event you haven't read them, Philip Jose Farmer's 'World of Tiers' series may be an interesting read for you. I read somewhere that this series was one of the inspirations for Zelazny's Amber series.

    Steve
     
  7. thingmaker3

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    I've read Farmer's Riverworld series. I'll have to look into World of Tiers. Thank you!
     
  8. beenthere

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    If you enjoyed the Mad Max movies, give Sean McMullen a look. Start with "Souls in the Great Machine". More classic fantasy comes from Guy Gavriel Kay. Any of his titles are rewarding.
     
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  9. floomdoggle

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    You might want to try Larry Niven. Ringworld series.
    Dan
     
  10. thingmaker3

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    I read the Ringworld books decades ago, along with several stories of "Gil the Arm." I loved 'em! He also had a fine collaboration with Jerry Pournelle called Inferno, in which a science fiction author goes to hell. Literally.
     
  11. floomdoggle

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    So sorry. never heard of Pournelle and Niven collaborating. Now, I'll find a new reason to hit the library. Thanks!!!
    Dan
     
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