Sci-Fi Newb wants a good read! ;)

kr236rk

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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! :)
 

screenersam

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most of Jack McDevitts books are good
'Digging Leviathan' by Blaylock. some 'fantasy' elements
Dune (don't bother with the numerous sequels)
 

tizl

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Jun 6, 2018
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! :)
I've never actually read those, so I'm not sure how similar the stories are, but read anything by Jack Vance. He's my favorite sci-fi author of all time.
 

kr236rk

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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.
 

tizl

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I haven't read a lot of dystopian sci-fi, other than classics like 'Fahrenhiet 451' or '1984', though I think maybe 'Alas Babylon' and 'Folk of the Fringe' by OSC probably fit in that category. I do love to play Fallout, so maybe I should explore that genre a bit more :)
 

kr236rk

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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.
 
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