Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Sci-fi winter

I'm planning on reading science-fiction and science-fiction only this winter. So far, people have recommended I check out "The Player of Games" by Iain M. Banks and "Inverted World" by Christopher Priest.

I'm pretty much stumbling in the dark with this stuff-- can anyone recommend anything else for the list?

Ideally, I'd like to be on the road to becoming the next host of this show by February:

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Blogger Kellie said...

Not that I've really read any sci-fi, but Ben Bova seems to be pretty popular at the library. And then there's always all the Asimov stuff. Mr. Porter read a fair deal of sci-fi in his day and he says there's a lot to be avoided. :)

6:50 AM  
Anonymous jordan said...

Asimov for sure. Does Frank Herbert count? his Dune series is the real deal. and of course Phillip K Dick. start with the early stuff though. later on it gets... well.. unreadable in my opinion. But fun for quoting!

10:54 PM  
Blogger Pete Shambler said...

Thanks for the suggestions! I'm adding Ursula Le Guin to the list-- she wrote "The Lathe of Heaven," which I haven't read but have seen (and enjoyed) the PBS-movie-version of. Good stuff and worth checking out if you're unfamiliar with it!

10:40 AM  

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