The sci-fi story you loved most

  • (2 Pages)
  • +
  • 1
  • 2

24 Replies - 1092 Views - Last Post: 27 January 2008 - 07:46 AM

#1 AmitTheInfinity  Icon User is offline

  • C Surfing ∞
  • member icon

Reputation: 117
  • View blog
  • Posts: 1,559
  • Joined: 25-January 07

The sci-fi story you loved most

Posted 12 January 2008 - 04:38 AM

Hey, there are many sci-fi movies coming up these days. That made me think of, when was the last time I read a sci-fi book. And which of them were the best.

Well I was able to come up with few of them which I loved the most.



Adams' "Hithikers Guide to the Galaxy"... actually all 5 were the best.
Zaphod Beeblebrox rules! :)

War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells.



Tell me, which are your best picks.

Is This A Good Question/Topic? 0
  • +

Replies To: The sci-fi story you loved most

#2 RodgerB  Icon User is offline

  • D.I.C Lover
  • member icon

Reputation: 66
  • View blog
  • Posts: 2,284
  • Joined: 21-September 07

Re: The sci-fi story you loved most

Posted 12 January 2008 - 05:21 AM

Without a doubt the Resident Evil series for me. Second to that would have to be The Final Cut.
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#3 Amadeus  Icon User is offline

  • g+ + -o drink whiskey.cpp
  • member icon

Reputation: 248
  • View blog
  • Posts: 13,506
  • Joined: 12-July 02

Re: The sci-fi story you loved most

Posted 12 January 2008 - 05:27 AM

Asimov's The Foundation series - including prequels, sequels to the original trilogy.
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#4 baavgai  Icon User is online

  • Dreaming Coder
  • member icon

Reputation: 5800
  • View blog
  • Posts: 12,635
  • Joined: 16-October 07

Re: The sci-fi story you loved most

Posted 12 January 2008 - 06:01 AM

Scifi or fantasy? I wouldn't really consider HGTG scifi, though it's certainly on the top of my list for amusement. If you liked it, anything by Terry Pratchett will probably make you happy.

Scifi, the short list.
The Demolished Man, Alfred Bester
A Fire Upon the Deep, Vernor Vinge
Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson
Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card
Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert A Heinlein

Ok, Snow Crash isn't true scifi either, but it's a good read and should be read. You can't really consider yourself into scifi unless you read something by Alfred Bester; he only wrote a handful of books, half of which are brilliant. In spite of being a bit of a crackpot, particularly toward the end, Heinlein is still a must read.

For the fantasy side, Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman is hard to beat. And pretty much anything from Charles de Lint, try Someplace to Be Flying.
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#5 Nova Dragoon  Icon User is offline

  • The Innocent Shall Suffer, Big Time
  • member icon

Reputation: 36
  • View blog
  • Posts: 6,169
  • Joined: 16-August 01

Re: The sci-fi story you loved most

Posted 12 January 2008 - 08:05 AM

Flatland
Enders Game
Earth Abides

Thats about all the sci-fi I ever read, but its the best.
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#6 GWatt  Icon User is online

  • member icon

Reputation: 270
  • View blog
  • Posts: 3,068
  • Joined: 01-December 05

Re: The sci-fi story you loved most

Posted 12 January 2008 - 08:36 AM

Ender's Game
Raymond E. Feist's books <- He has several different series, all interwoven
I don't know if this is technically scifi but King's Dark Tower series
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#7 Amadeus  Icon User is offline

  • g+ + -o drink whiskey.cpp
  • member icon

Reputation: 248
  • View blog
  • Posts: 13,506
  • Joined: 12-July 02

Re: The sci-fi story you loved most

Posted 12 January 2008 - 09:17 AM

It's not - it is in the fantasy genre, but still an excellent series.
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#8 ferrari12508  Icon User is offline

  • D.I.C Lover
  • member icon

Reputation: 3
  • View blog
  • Posts: 1,115
  • Joined: 02-November 07

Re: The sci-fi story you loved most

Posted 12 January 2008 - 10:33 AM

Resident evil for sure. Ender's game was god, but it was a lot better than ender's shadow. it wasnt bad, it just wasnt nearly as exciting.
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#9 1lacca  Icon User is offline

  • code.rascal
  • member icon

Reputation: 44
  • View blog
  • Posts: 3,822
  • Joined: 11-August 05

Re: The sci-fi story you loved most

Posted 12 January 2008 - 10:57 AM

Asimov, Lem (simply too many), Gibson (Neuromancer, Burning Chrome, etc.), Frank Herbert (Dune, I prefer the first ones), Boris and Arkady Strugatsky(The Wish Machine - The Stalker movie and game are based on this one) and probably a lot more that I can't remember right now.
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#10 supersloth  Icon User is online

  • serial frotteur - RUDEST MEMBER ON D.I.C.
  • member icon


Reputation: 4503
  • View blog
  • Posts: 28,409
  • Joined: 21-March 01

Re: The sci-fi story you loved most

Posted 12 January 2008 - 11:08 AM

Enders Game.

Enders Game so hard
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#11 Footsie  Icon User is offline

  • D.I.C Regular
  • member icon

Reputation: 23
  • View blog
  • Posts: 370
  • Joined: 20-September 07

Re: The sci-fi story you loved most

Posted 12 January 2008 - 12:39 PM

I loved the Red Dwarf series by Rob Grant... also hilarious.
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#12 Jayman  Icon User is offline

  • Student of Life
  • member icon

Reputation: 418
  • View blog
  • Posts: 9,532
  • Joined: 26-December 05

Re: The sci-fi story you loved most

Posted 12 January 2008 - 05:59 PM

Ender's Game
Stranger in a Strange Land
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#13 baavgai  Icon User is online

  • Dreaming Coder
  • member icon

Reputation: 5800
  • View blog
  • Posts: 12,635
  • Joined: 16-October 07

Re: The sci-fi story you loved most

Posted 12 January 2008 - 06:40 PM

1lacca. I read your list and thought, "This guy isn't from the States." :) The only Lem I know is Solaris, recently made into a horrid movie; someday I'll check out the Tarkovsky version. Curiously, Tarkovsky also directed Stalker. I'd never heard of the Strugatsky brothers. Thanks for the picks!

Of course, most Americans aren't even aware of the bulk of the excellent English writers in other countries. Along those lines, I'd add the following: John Wyndham, Charles Stross, J. G. Ballard. Again, just what comes to mind immediately.

On the fantasy side, Robert Holdstock should also be read.
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#14 1lacca  Icon User is offline

  • code.rascal
  • member icon

Reputation: 44
  • View blog
  • Posts: 3,822
  • Joined: 11-August 05

Re: The sci-fi story you loved most

Posted 13 January 2008 - 11:05 AM

Living between the big ones is good because you hear from both of them. We were flooded with Russian sci-fi for a while, and they were usually miserable, except for some really good ones (reading things written during the cold war you can actually laugh yourself to death on some phrases pressed onto the writers by the communist propaganda like: "the highest level of technology could be only achieved in pure communism" :D ).
And yes, this new Solaris was really terrible.
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#15 WolfCoder  Icon User is offline

  • Isn't a volcano just an angry hill?
  • member icon


Reputation: 783
  • View blog
  • Posts: 7,610
  • Joined: 05-May 05

Re: The sci-fi story you loved most

Posted 13 January 2008 - 01:31 PM

These two are good ones:

Flat Land
Neuromancer

And there's a book that's science fact I think (it was either a true story or based on a true story I forgot):
The Cuckoo's Egg
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

  • (2 Pages)
  • +
  • 1
  • 2