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Thread: Newby to Sci-Fi, help please
January 15th, 2012, 12:27 PM #1
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Newby to Sci-Fi, help please
I've never read any sci-fi and was wondering if I could get a list of great sci-fi books to check out.
January 15th, 2012, 04:00 PM #2
I have no idea what you will regard as great.
These are by Lois McMaster Bujold and she got at least 3 Hugo awards for them
Falling Free 7/10
Shards of Honor 6/10
The Warrior's Apprentice 5/10
The Vor Game 7/10
Brothers in Arms 7/10
Mirror Dance 8/10
A Civil Campaign 9/10
Diplomatic Immunity 8/10
And you can read all of them free and legal.
Click that "Home" in Site Home at the top in the center.
January 15th, 2012, 05:05 PM #3
There are always the classics. If you haven't read anything, you can start with some of the greats of sci-fi and figure out what exactly you like and go from there.
Unless your likes are very different from most, a safe bet would be to find a book that is considered an all-time great by many in the sci-fi crowd and start there.
January 15th, 2012, 07:50 PM #4
On the other hand, I spent a bit of time the other day creating a brand new Recommendation Thread and stickied it atop the Science Fiction forum (with links to other threads at SFFWorld) that is fairly detailed. Have a look there and you may find some things that may potentially float your boat.
The New and Improved Recommendation - Science Fiction
January 15th, 2012, 10:25 PM #5
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Check out Agent to the Stars. Basically Jerry McGuire with aliens, funny but a real and serious, if light, sci-fi story. Its too light to be considered a classic on this forum, but its well liked, and its Amazon ratings are fantastic (over 100 votes, mostly all 5 star).
My wife had a negative impression of sci-fi, I got her to read Agent to the Stars as her first sci-fi and she really liked it.
That is my safest recommendation without knowing what your looking for.