June 11th, 2002, 01:01 PM
Hi everyone. I'm new to this forum, but a big sci fi fan. I was hoping everyone can help me locate novels that deal with the concept of generation ships or any sort of long-term transportation ships (like the Rama ship). I read Orphans of The Sky from Heinlein and thought it was great.
June 11th, 2002, 01:06 PM
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Gene Wolfe's Book of the Long Sun series, recently reprinted as two omnibus volumes from the ORB imprint of Tor books.
June 11th, 2002, 03:51 PM
Harry Harrison's 1969 book Captive universe
June 11th, 2002, 04:40 PM
Brian Aldiss-Non Stop and Ben Bova with the Exiles Trilogy are some that I can recollect.
Personally I think Non Stop convinced me that I ought to be reading more science fiction.Perhaps a bit dated now but still a really interesting story.
June 14th, 2002, 03:35 PM
There is a great short story by Clifford D Simak called "Target Generation". It is about 40 generations of a families living on a starship trying to reach and colonize another planet.
June 17th, 2002, 04:21 PM
Just remembered another - Rogue Ship by van Vogt.
June 18th, 2002, 09:10 PM
My all time favourite generations ship novel is 'Colony' by Rob Grant.
It deals with the things that can go wrong... er... blown out of all proportion in true Red Dwarf style!
July 26th, 2002, 02:51 PM
The Ballad of Beta 2 by Samuel Delany.
July 28th, 2002, 04:13 AM
And All The Stars A Stage by James Blish, The Dream Millennium by James White are two interesting books along those lines. You might enjoy reading them
July 28th, 2002, 11:34 AM
Vonda MacIntire did a series with generation ships involved. I believe the first one was called Transcendance .
July 29th, 2002, 01:15 AM
What about Greg Bear's sequel to 'Forge of God'? Forgot the name of that one though it also had the 'generation ships' concept...
July 29th, 2002, 03:36 AM
Yes - Anvil of Stars, methinks!
July 29th, 2002, 12:13 PM
Has anyone here read the new Richard Paul Russo novel - Ship of Fools. If yes, what do you think about it?