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September 14th, 2011, 12:06 PM #16
You might like Neal Asher. He uses a biologically oriented slant in his science fiction but includes quite a bit of technology too. Skinner or Cowl might be worth a try.
September 15th, 2011, 06:52 AM #17
William Barton Alpha Centauri and his When we were real
If you liked Solaris and think it fit your classification you may like Lem's Eden too. I liked it even more than Solaris. Also his Fiasco (I didn't quite liked that one but it fit into the same line as Solaris)
September 15th, 2011, 04:00 PM #18
Bruce Sterling's Schismatrix; scientifically sound, with space travel, habitats, interesting aliens, mostly human stuff.
September 15th, 2011, 05:04 PM #19
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Ark, by Stephen Baxter. Its the follow up to Flood, which traces a last ditch attempt to get a very small colony off a doomed water flooded earth. Both books are terrific in my opinion
November 22nd, 2011, 08:46 AM #20
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What really troubles me in discussing FTL (apart from the brain hurting) is that people speak of FTL Drives as a whole, when they are splitted. For instance, the Battlestar Gallactica Modern FTL travelling is not exactly travelling, is a jump (much like in Event Horizon); you would have to have a Warp Drive concept (a la Star Trek) to be talking of FTL Drives.
Anyway, anything from Arthur Clarke.
And hi guys I'm the noob
November 28th, 2011, 09:54 AM #21
I believe FTL flight is "soft" SF; however, the idea that there may be other methods of traversing vast distances that don't require pushing a load is, in my estimation, "hard" SF.
The trick is in the description of how it is done, of course. Sometimes it seems the only real difference between hard and soft SF is that hard SF tries to explain everything, often to the detriment of the flow of the story; while soft SF just skips the description and jumps to the chase.
I like to think of most of my books as "medium-hard," or, trying to be scientifically sound and accurate, but spending only as much time detailing it for the reader as is necessary to advance the story.
November 28th, 2011, 06:44 PM #22Ark, by Stephen Baxter. Its the follow up to Flood, which traces a last ditch attempt to get a very small colony off a doomed water flooded earth. Both books are terrific in my opinion
I haven't read it but it sounds like you may like Promised Land by Brian Stableford. Described this way by the Encyclopedia of SF:
society of colonists whose social structure is based on that developed over generations in the starship on which they arrived.
November 30th, 2011, 09:31 AM #23
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November 30th, 2011, 10:31 AM #24
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"A World Out of Time" by Larry Niven as well as "World of Ptavs," "Tales of Known Space" and "Ringword" and "Ringworld Engineers."