I, Belgarion, am not a beginner in this website as many will know me as a pure die-hard fantasy fan from the Fantasy Forum. Very pro-Cadfael and Pro-Eddings! However, I have rarely frequent the Sci-Fi Forum and would like to pop my head in the door just to see what is about!
I would like to say that I spent a huge portion of my reading in the Fantasy Section, but I wish to have a dip in the Sci Fi Ocean, just to see what is out there. I don't want to miss out on classic or out-of-this-world (no pun intended!) stories/books.
I wish to read 3 sci-fi books to decide whether I will like reading the Sci-Fi section or not.
Please can you help me by recommending which 3 books I ought to purchase and read. This can be old books or new books.
Note: I am not asking for the top 3 books but basically 3 books that you believe will entice me to become a sci-fi fan! A nice mixture of 3 different sci-fi angles would be perfect.
I hope this makes sense.
I was considering reading:
A book from Asinov (eg, I Robot or the Foundation series)
A book from Iain Banks
A book from Ben Bova
Am I in the right track or are there better authors I should consider.
Thanks in Advance, everyone, it would make my day.