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Kalesin

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Science fiction books
« on: September 18, 2013, 05:57:29 PM »

My first recommendation to read, especially with the issue of what promises to be a great game, it would be:



The Mars Trilogy, by Kim Stanley Robinson

http://www.amazon.es/Red-Mars-Trilogy-Stanley-Robinson/dp/0553560735

History of the colonization and terraforming of Mars, a trilogy more than recommended and that every lover of science fiction, especially for our Colonizer Chief, to give you ideas for your work.
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Re: Science fiction books
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2013, 06:14:18 PM »

Hilariously enough, I actually read Red Mars as research for RimWorld when I read that the guys who made Alpha Centauri took inspiration from it.

I'm also totally into Alastair Reynolds' Revelation Space series.
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Re: Science fiction books
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2013, 06:51:05 PM »

Alpha Centauri, another great game, I knew that he was inspired by these books.

Unknown Alastair Reynolds books, thanks for the recommendation.
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Re: Science fiction books
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2013, 08:10:29 PM »



This book is what I was brought up on, great book, Wonderful Illustrations and little storys, gotta be the most I ever read when I was just a Wee Lad!

But would highly recommended! takes from the perspective of a Historical document/Handbook for Spacecraft, featuring a Hypothetical timeline for major events as well!
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Re: Science fiction books
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2013, 02:45:15 AM »



This book is what I was brought up on, great book, Wonderful Illustrations and little storys, gotta be the most I ever read when I was just a Wee Lad!

But would highly recommended! takes from the perspective of a Historical document/Handbook for Spacecraft, featuring a Hypothetical timeline for major events as well!

I would have gone insane over this as a kid. Maybe I still would.
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Re: Science fiction books
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2013, 03:31:50 AM »

She is a great book, mine never had that fancy dust cover but just the plain dark blue hardcover!

Im sure anyone who has half a brain would go crazy over finding anything from the series!
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Re: Science fiction books
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2013, 09:50:54 AM »

Seeing the number of members in the forum (there are 55 registered), my question is?

When you have 100 registered, will have the title of "The First Hundred" (in the book Red Mars, named so for the first hundred colonists)  ;D
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Re: Science fiction books
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2013, 10:23:56 AM »

I have never read sci-fi books, any recommendation for a first read?
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Re: Science fiction books
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2013, 10:37:32 AM »

I have never read sci-fi books, any recommendation for a first read?

The Mars trilogy, as we said, is more than recommended, especially because it's the same theme from the game (colonization)

Other great works of science fiction are Dune by Frank Herbert, and the Foundation trilogy by Isaac Asimov (Foundation, Foundation and Empire and Second Foundation).

Another great book would be Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card.
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Re: Science fiction books
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2013, 10:43:17 AM »

I have never read sci-fi books, any recommendation for a first read?

The Mars trilogy, as we said, is more than recommended, especially because it's the same theme from the game (colonization)

Other great works of science fiction are Dune by Frank Herbert, and the Foundation trilogy by Isaac Asimov (Foundation, Foundation and Empire and Second Foundation).

Another great book would be Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card.

Thanks for that, ill try and get 'em.
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Re: Science fiction books
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2013, 07:55:59 AM »

I would really like to recommend Ender's Game and the followup Speaker for the dead both by Orson Scott Card.
They are among if not the best sci-fi books I've read. That being said I do mostly read fantasy and not so much schi-fi.
Another good sci-fi book is Rendezvous with Rama https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rendezvous_with_Rama
And I suggest reading them before the movie comes out this fall =)
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Re: Science fiction books
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2013, 04:27:18 PM »

For me, the Golden Compass series was amazing. It's hard to liken to emotional involvement I felt with those books to any others I've read. Such a unique series.
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Re: Science fiction books
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2013, 08:43:57 AM »

libriomancer.

A really suprising book to me tbh.



does anyone know some good books comparible to for instance the fallout universe.
Or in the line of the writing of the warhammer 40K universe they got some awsome series. Ghaunt's ghosts for instance
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Re: Science fiction books
« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2013, 12:36:16 PM »

Has anyone read Vernor Vinge's "A Deepness in the Sky" or "A fire in the deep"?  I highly recommend them
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Re: Science fiction books
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2013, 06:13:55 PM »

I really do like the books of John Scalzi.
"Old Man's War", "Ghost Brigades" and do not forget the problems of a new colony in "The Last Colony" and the view of the teenage daughter in Zoe's Tale.
These three (four) books are about the same characters, but if you want, you can jump over the more military-like first books and read the colony book(s) separately.

The first book "Old Man's War" describes how a 75 year old gets into the space-military and what he did in his 10 years there.
"Ghost Brigades" is about a special military unit he met in the first book.
"The Last Colony" is about the time after his 10 years in the army.
"Zoe's Tale" is the story from "The Last Colony", only from the viewpoint of his adopted teenage daughter.

All in all I really love these books and have them read multiple times already.  ;D

Additionally:
In my youth I liked the series "Ren Dhark". But I can't really recommend the 'newly' released books. They dropped most of the interesting background of the earlier paperbacks, so that the books are rather boring..
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