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Topic: Science fiction writers that I read

From: zrdb
Location: Colorado
Date: 02/11/2011

I really enjoy your novels-actually there are only a few author's books I'll read-you, Gregory Benford and the late Arthur C. Clarke. I mostly read hardcore science fiction and you're one of the very few people who excell at it-no bs, just the truth. When I was younger I read a lot of the old pulp stuff from the 40's and 50's, A.E Van Vogt, Edmund Hamilton-you name it-I probally read it. Thank you so much for enriching my life and many others with you novels.

Re: Science fiction writers that I read

From: Greg Bear
Date: 02/25/2011

Ah, some of my own favorites! How nice to be ranked with the greats.

Re: Science fiction writers that I read

From: Eric Fowkes
Location: Reilingen, Germany
Date: 03/01/2011

zrdb,

If you like "hard scifi" you might want to try the late Robert L. Forwards books. "Dragons Egg" and "Starquake" are excellent as are the "Rocheworld" books. The science is spot-on even though the stories are pretty wild. Interestingly, I learn more from books like those than I ever did in class.

Eric

Re: Science fiction writers that I read

From: Greg Bear
Date: 04/03/2011

Fine books, full of brilliant ideas. I miss Bob!

Re: Science fiction writers that I read

From: juan
Location: Caramarca- Argentina
Date: 05/06/2011

i read arthur c clark 2001 thr 3 novel to me the 2 was the best and ...sthephen king yes i know but i like "the running man" . greetings from argentina

Re: Science fiction writers that I read

From: Greg Bear
Date: 05/25/2011

Good to hear from you, Juan! all excellent choices.

Re: Science fiction writers that I read

From: al brady
Location: cambridge uk
Date: 06/02/2011

Id recommend to anyone The Rediscovery of Man by Cordwainer Smith, Tiger Tiger by Alfred Bester, Dayworld by PJ Farmer, Confluence by P McAuley, More than Human by Theodore Sturgeon (which is crying out to be made into an amazing Myazaki movie) and several of the shorts in New Maps of Hell by K Amis, Vacuum Diagrams by S Baxter and The Father Thing by PK Dick. Searing, all of them.
I think Anvil of Stars is about perfect, but I dont want to sound like an asskisser!

Re: Science fiction writers that I read

From: Greg Bear
Date: 07/30/2011

Great list!

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