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July 2nd, 2008, 05:10 AM

I am certain this question has been asked time and time again...but I am looking for books / authors recommendation in what I would describe as hard SF space opera.

My favorite books / authors in that genre are:
Peter Hamilton - all
Neal Asher - Polity et all
Kevin Anderson - 7 suns

I have read the Culture series of Banks with some difficulties.
Dan Simmons and Alastair Reynolds are not really my thing.

So I am looking for more space opera...I'd like fast paced action, ultra high tech, AIs, robots and aliens.

Any ideas?

Many thanks,

catch me but...beware

July 2nd, 2008, 05:14 AM
You could try Gary Gibson's Stealing Light, which is a very good read (the first in a series, the others haven't been released yet).

July 2nd, 2008, 09:04 AM
I am certain this question has been asked time and time again... Yes it has. Remember THE RECOMMENDATION THREAD (http://www.sffworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4986) is your friend.

And from there, THIS THREAD (http://www.sffworld.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=541) should get you started. But there are lots of others there too!

Mark / Hobbit

July 2nd, 2008, 10:23 AM
Thank you Hobbit, I did diligently read these threads before posting and used the search function...thing is that there are too many ideas in these threads and I was looking for pointers along the lines of the books / authors I mentioned above.


Rob B
July 2nd, 2008, 10:33 PM
The Space Opera thread should provide you with a great many recommendations.

This thread (Large-scale space operas (http://www.sffworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17942&highlight=Hamilton)) might help, too.

Having said that, I think Eric Brown's Helix (http://www.sffworld.com/brevoff/425.html) might work for you, too.