May 21st, 2009, 01:24 PM
What are your favorite Sci Fi concepts?
What are you favorite SciFi concepts? Aliens? Future? Space? Time Travel? I will have to go with time travel. I've always been infatuated with time and always found myself most interested in books/movies on the subject.
May 21st, 2009, 02:23 PM
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I always loved a good post-apocalypse situation! How long will car tyres stay inflated?, etc. Cf: Canticle for Leibowtz, Earth Abides, Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang
Originally Posted by JebStryke
May 22nd, 2009, 04:13 AM
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Anything with augmented humans, Neil Asher style preferably, although I don't mind a bit of cyberpunk. However, sometimes it's the concepts or twists that catch you by surprise in a short story that are the best. Read 'Odd Attachment' by Iain M Banks and see what I mean.
Last edited by Chuffalump; May 22nd, 2009 at 04:17 AM.
May 22nd, 2009, 10:02 AM
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I agree with Ropie
I love the post-apocalyptic storylines. Whether it's The Road or The Road Warrior, 28 Days Later or Day of the Triffids, you cast a bunch of characters into that landscape, and you're ripe for some excellent storytelling. I like the idea that flint-napping is the most important skill you could have.
Originally Posted by Ropie
May 22nd, 2009, 11:37 AM
For me, It would have to be cyberpunk & space opera.
May 22nd, 2009, 11:45 AM
Damn fool idealist
I've always liked the idea of a galaxy-spanning federation, with a wide variety of planets and species comprising it. It's a sort of hopeful idea that not only will humanity survive, but that we're not alone out there, and that those other races would want to cooperate with us.
May 22nd, 2009, 06:40 PM
cyberpunk and space opera? examples?
Originally Posted by Kazz Wylde
May 23rd, 2009, 01:31 AM
Originally Posted by JebStryke
Haha! Man, I'm on my first two scifi books right now. Altered Carbon & January Dancer. I think Deaths Head is up next, then I'm wanting to tackle The Night's Dawn Trilogy, anyways that's my plan.
May 23rd, 2009, 03:12 AM
Live Long & Suffer
The interactions of individuals, cultures and technology.
Sci-fi got across to me that physics is the same everywhere for everybody and it works the same way no matter what people think. There could be green aliens with purple polka dots on the other side of the galaxy manufacturing microprocessors from silicon at this very moment. The silicon atoms work the same way. It is extremely improbable that they will use the Intel instruction set however. All sentient beings are stuck with the same physics.
But people still must decide what to do or not do with the technology and deal with the results of unforeseen consequences. I was just checking out some Netbooks two days ago. What can those things do to or for society? I think some people are lying about them already. The benchmark I ran showed they were more powerful than the impression I would get from what people are saying.
It is what science fiction says about possibilities with technology in the real world that really matters.
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Kids can carry these netbooks around. How many books fit in 160 GB?
Last edited by psikeyhackr; May 23rd, 2009 at 11:21 AM.
May 25th, 2009, 04:05 PM
For myself Apocalyptic and time travel. So many possibilities with either one.
May 25th, 2009, 04:20 PM
Originally Posted by kansasbarbarian
Alright man. Favorites?
May 27th, 2009, 04:13 PM
The Stand by Stephen King
The Warlord seies by Jason Frost
Swan Song by Robert McCammon
The Last Ranger series by Craig Sargeant
The Fall of New York By Miles Donis ( I might have name backwards i am at work now)
Timeline by Michael Chricton
The Blade series this is really interdiminesional and time travel can' remember author right now
Lightning by Dean Koontz
This is just off the top of my head.
May 27th, 2009, 04:33 PM
and I like to party.
This is something that's also in fantasy, but I really like seeing how another culture or species grows and deals with the environment on their planet, what the people value most and what kind of traditions they have.
Specifically I'm thinking of Dune and the Fremen on Arrakis. That really impressed me. I started thinking how I should conserve water it affected me so much.
May 28th, 2009, 10:32 AM
You mean we won't be able to upload a virus from our Mac laptop into the alien system and take over their computers? Darn.
Originally Posted by psikeyhackr
Well those aliens had better conform to the 802.11G and W3C internet standards or else don't bother with continued computer development because we will not accept them as sentients.
May 29th, 2009, 01:47 AM
I like the whole alien invasion concept, especially if they wrote novels like the movie Independance Day