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Favorite Type of Sci Fi

Discussion in 'Sci-Fi, Horror, and Fantasy Talk' started by 7HEUSEDB3RTH, Nov 24, 2008.

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  1. Cyberpunk (ex. Blade Runner)

    17 vote(s)
    25.8%
  2. Steampunk (League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)

    6 vote(s)
    9.1%
  3. Space Opera/ Inter Planetary (Star Trek/ Star Wars)

    41 vote(s)
    62.1%
  4. Post-Apocolyptic (Omega Man)

    16 vote(s)
    24.2%
  5. Dying Earth (Planet of the Apes)

    3 vote(s)
    4.5%
  6. Time Travel (Terminator)

    13 vote(s)
    19.7%
  7. Alternate Universe (Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes)

    10 vote(s)
    15.2%
  8. Short (Twilight Zone type things)

    7 vote(s)
    10.6%
  9. Plain Old Future (A Scanner Darkly)

    5 vote(s)
    7.6%
  10. Other/ Not mentioned

    9 vote(s)
    13.6%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. 7HEUSEDB3RTH

    7HEUSEDB3RTH Part Member, Part Machine

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    Mine are Steampunk and Space Opera.
     
  2. nikhaeli

    nikhaeli Cadet

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    1) Time Travel ('Sirens of Titan'...Vonnegut)
    2) Alternate Universe ('Book of Job'...Heinlein)
    3) Post-Apocolyptic ('The Lathe of Heaven'...LeGuin)
    =)
     
  3. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    Pennsylvania
    I had to include 'other' with my votes to take into account alternate history works. :)

    Nikhaeli, welcome to Cool Sci-Fi! (y)
     
  4. nikhaeli

    nikhaeli Cadet

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    thanx for the wave, Kevin! =)
     
  5. Alienist

    Alienist a zombies picnic

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    I love cyberpunk, space opera, and post-apocalyptic. Even better if it's all at once.
     
  6. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    OK, I can think of some movies that include 2 of the 3... have you come across any that get all 3?
     
  7. 7HEUSEDB3RTH

    7HEUSEDB3RTH Part Member, Part Machine

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    God, I hope not :P
     
  8. Webster

    Webster The Red Tarheel

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    Morganton, NC
    Space Opera/Inter-Planetary(Star Wars)
    Other(Military Sci-Fi.......example: Heinlein's Starship Troopers, David Weber's Honor Harrington series)
     
  9. astonwest

    astonwest Writing Fool Writer

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    Kansas
    I like reading the same kind I write...space opera. :)
     
  10. painkiller64

    painkiller64 Avoid A Void

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    i had to mark all of them as i like all of them.
     
  11. AbsintheMinded

    AbsintheMinded Captain

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    Not gonna lie...Space Opera is where its at. Give me a light saber, Star Destroyer, and Princess Leah and I am set!
     
  12. AlexM

    AlexM Captain

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    i really dont think in terms of genre, more in individual authors.
    the authors i like from the 50s, 60s or 70s are Corwainer Smith, , Ursula LeGuin, Harl Ellison, Larry Niven, Sam Delaney and Brian Aldiss.
    I like long series of books like Ringworld and Dune; that whole sweeping epic thing. And i like the bizarre but well executed stuff that guys like Cordwainer Smith and R.A. Lafferty wrote.
    As to newer stuff, M. John Harrison, Kay Kenyon. Kay kenyon is halfway through her own trilogy now, check it out. I liked the first two books a lot.
    I read shorts anthologies a lot too.
     
  13. KungFuCactus

    KungFuCactus Almost Super-Powered

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    For me, it doesn't get better than Blade Runner. I noticed a few years ago that every new science fiction movie I watch gets an initial appraisal based on how it compares to Blade Runner. I wasn't even doing this on purpose I think, just wishful thinking for more sci-fi noir.
     
  14. Alfonso

    Alfonso Cadet

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    Jun 27, 2009
    Spece opera, alien invasions, visions of the future (distopic or utopic ), military sci fi , " X Files style"...yeah...this are my favorite sci fi genres...

    And this is my first post here...hello all!!!:)
     
  15. Tom

    Tom An Old Friend

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    Location:
    Gulf Coast
    Any and all
     
  16. amawaheed

    amawaheed Cadet

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    India, Chennai
    I chose Time Travel the best
     
  17. recall

    recall Captain

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    Mar 15, 2008
    Any all.
    The best are always the ones with engineering, errors, escape, entrapment, and erotica.
    If it has a "cookie" in it, it's always better. Be that Ivanova, Rand, Troy, 7 of 9. etc..
    The Phillip K. Dick stuff as Blade Runner, Screamers, Imposter usually ... does.
    The newest Outer Limits (Canadian) has many as well.
    These people knows what sells me.
     
  18. LeRolls

    LeRolls Rocket Ranger

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    South Florida
    Not surprised that space opera/inter planetary is leading in the votes. For a lot of people, including myself, Star Wars and/or Star Trek are what got us into sci-fi to begin with.
     
  19. Starbeast from Planet X

    Starbeast from Planet X Benevolent Galaxy Being

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    Sep 19, 2009
    Location:
    Illinois, planet Earth
    Favorite Types of Sci Fi: Movies and TV

    Any and all, I like it all...........
     
  20. mr kite

    mr kite Scout

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    Manchester , u. k.
    I have to say all as well as the Beast
    But I must admit I love Time travel :cool:

    Terminator
    12 Monkeys
    Back To The future :D
    Donnie Darko ( oh! could be a debate looming !)
     

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