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  1. kr236rk

    Sci-Fi Newb wants a good read! ;)

    Thanks. Arthur C Clarke. I enjoyed the film 2001 but was always slightly uneasy about the cave men looking like men dressed up as apes, the rest of the film I enjoyed immensely. On the strength of this I bought the dvd of Childhood's End. I dislike this film intensely & the ideas apparently...
  2. kr236rk

    Sci-Fi Newb wants a good read! ;)

    Just finished 'Fiasco' by Stanislaw Lem, it certainly kept the attention all the way through :-o
  3. kr236rk

    Sci-Fi Newb wants a good read! ;)

    Thanks. Those books are not just dystopian, they have central points to them, around which the stories are woven. 1984 is a stark warning I feel.
  4. kr236rk

    Sci-Fi Newb wants a good read! ;)

    Thanks, they're fairly dystopian but have a core to them - something you can work with in thought - quite mystic in a way; unlike 'Light' by M. John Harrison, which I enjoyed reading, but left me in a philosophical vacuum.
  5. kr236rk

    Sci-Fi Newb wants a good read! ;)

    'A Voice in the Night' looks interesting?
  6. kr236rk

    Sci-Fi Newb wants a good read! ;)

    That looks like fun! :)
  7. kr236rk

    This book is mandatory!

    There's a lot of the Strugatsky 'Zone' in Harrison, but the Zone has a core; Harrison's nucleus I found difficult to determine.
  8. kr236rk

    This book is mandatory!

    Good idea to give fairly objective reasons for what you like or dislike about a book, any book.
  9. kr236rk

    This book is mandatory!

    Read the 'Empty Space Trilogy', found it intriguing if rather bleak. The denouement left me hungry for more.
  10. kr236rk

    Sci-Fi Newb wants a good read! ;)

    Hi, My two favourite sci-fi books are 'Roadside Picnic' by the Strugatsky brothers and 'Solaris' by Stanislaw Lem. Can anyone suggest more books like these please, with similar story lines? Many thanks! :)
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