October 22nd, 2012, 05:17 PM
Lord Of Mejik
awesome guys. got lots of suggestions here. also. AE Van Vogt is one of my all time favorites so i have a nice collection of his stuff already, including Voyage.
October 22nd, 2012, 07:57 PM
Ill throw Blindsight by Peter Watts in. No planets explored, just a BDO of sorts. An awesome book that I know youll love. And, its free! You can get it from his website.
I loved Pushing Ice too. My only complaint with it was the end. Reynolds reallllly needs to expand on that book with some short stories.
October 26th, 2012, 02:02 PM
"Unto Leviathan" By Richard Paul Russo.
October 27th, 2012, 04:33 PM
In The Ocean Of Night and Across The Sea Of Suns by Gregory Benford (titles link to the Wikipedia articles on the two novels - be warned there are spoilers). The first is basically "artififact arrives in Solar System", the second probably fits the details of the original request far better but I would recommend reading the first for background knowledge if nothing else. They're the two precursor novels to Benford's Galactic Centre tetralogy (which is also worth reading).
October 28th, 2012, 07:25 AM
Seconded, 2 of my most read and re-read books ever.
Originally Posted by Vandervecken