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    Would the Danny Dunn series of books be considered SF? I seem to remember enjoying them a lot as a kid. A pity some things are just not suited to returning to. The Star Surgeon books though, I bet they would still be good lo these many decades later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mylinar View Post
    Would the Danny Dunn series of books be considered SF?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_Dunn

    Never heard of them. They seem to be a kind of kiddie sci-fi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mylinar View Post
    Would the Danny Dunn series of books be considered SF? I seem to remember enjoying them a lot as a kid. A pity some things are just not suited to returning to. The Star Surgeon books though, I bet they would still be good lo these many decades later.
    I had a copy of Danny Dunn, Time Traveler when I was a kid, don't recall too much detail though. They probably would count.

    If you can get a (non-explicit, obviously) graphic novel version of an SF novel, then that can help. I was about 9 or 10 (I think) when my mother decided to introduce me to SFF by way of a graphic novel version of Dragonflight. I didn't understand all of it but I was an avid enough reader (had read some kiddie SF but was also still on the likes of the Hardy Boys and the Three Investigators as well) and liked the whole "people riding intelligent dragons" concept enough to have gone for the novel relatively quickly, and the Pern series ended up being a gateway to the whole genre.

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    Heh, Danny Dunn. I had forgotten that. Really enjoyed that series of books when I was about 10.

    Star Surgeon was another one, but mine was by James White. Actually a collection of short stories about a space hospital called Sector General. These are real classics and well worth checking out by all ages. There are several books to collect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitmouse View Post
    Star Surgeon was another one, but mine was by James White. Actually a collection of short stories about a space hospital called Sector General. These are real classics and well worth checking out by all ages. There are several books to collect.
    Yeah, I ran across those too. Somewhat more adventure oriented. Nourse seemed to be always trying to put some social theme in his stories.

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    While we are on the subject, Spaceship Medic by Harry Harrison was another juvenile I thoroughly enjoyed around that age.

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