"Science Fiction, for people who can't handle cyberspace"
My favorite SF-authors
My favourite SF author. I simply
loved Ender's games
, the best book I've ever read! "Speaker för the Dead", "Xenocide"
and finally "The Children of the Mind" are worthy sequels.
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Most known for his psycadelic
masterpice The ILLUMINATUS! Trilogy. Other popular books are
Masks of the Illuminati and
Every man with serious
conspiracy-paranoia on his mind should read
The first person that comes in mind is
Isaac Asimov, for whom I can thank for many sleepless nights and
wonderful moments. I've
started, as probably many has, with the "Foundation" and was totally
awed by his imagination and the ability of putting it in writing.
I then proceeded to the two sequels, "Foundation's Edge" and
"Foundation and Earth", and the Preludium to the Foundation. All
By then I had found out that Asimov have written something called,
Robots Novels, and read "The Complete Robot". These stories discuss
the social and technical problems of integrating robots into our
society. I find these stories even better than the Foundation trilogy.
Isaac Asimov was born on Jan 2nd
1920 in Petrovichi U.S.S.R., brought to U.S.
in 1923, naturalized citizen in 1928. Son of Judah (a candy store owner) and
Anna Rachel (Berman) Asimov; Married to Gertrude Blugerman on July 26th 1942
(divorced November 16th 1973). Married to Janet Opal Jeppson (a psychiatrist)
on November 30th 1978; Children David, Robyn Joan.
Attended Colombia University B.S. 1939, M.A. 1941, Ph D 1948.
One cannot write a science fiction
page and not mentioning Arthur C. Clarke.
His books 2001, 2010, 2063 and 3001 are very facinating. I made the
error of seeing the movie 2001, before I read the book, which made me
understand absolutely nothing in the end, but which was revealed to
me later by the book.
Arthur Charles Clarke was born on
December 16th 1917 in Minehead, Somersetshire England. Married to Marilyn
Mayfield in 1953, divorced in 1964.
Perhaps the greatest humor SF writer
"Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" trilogy in five parts, yes I
know it is weird, will make you lying on the floor twisting in agony by all
outrageous stupid and weird stuff which are bombarded on you with no mercy.
Douglas Adams mix weird science theories, logic, imagination and
outrageously stupud ideas into a book with the weiredest story I have probaly
read. I still haven't figured out which character of Marvin, the ultimate
depression pill, and
the twoheaded president of the Galaxy, is the weirdest.
The books about Dirk Gently and his Hollistic Detective Agency are
almost as funny as the "HHG" and are definitely worth reading.
Douglas Noel Adams was born on March
11th 1952 in Cambridge England.
The man who "invented" cyberspace. I
have only read three of his books so far,
Count Zero and
Mona Lisa Overdrive.
In these books we will be taken to a future
earth were the big corporations have taken over the world and everything is
hooked up into the "matrix" the combined space of everything. In here you can
experience everything you can every dream of, and have nightmares of
too. The world is a dirty one where only the strong and the shrewd
will survive, apparently nothing much has changed from out own. If
you have seen the movie
you'll know what I mean. Gibson will take
computers to it's final edge were we all becomes one with the computer. Makes
you think that the Internet is just a crewed playground, but then what the
hell it has to start somewhere.
Well this is not actually a science
fiction writer but he certainly deserves to be mentiond somewhere. His
Gödel Escher Bach is
one of the best I've ever read in this genre, if it can be put in a genre.
This book discuss almost every scientific topic. We are introduced into
advanced mathematics, DNA, Various Logical Systems, Zenbuddism,
Brainfunctionality and ofcourse Kurt Gödels famous Undecidable Propsition. All
this somehow leads to the discussion on whether Articficial Intelligence can
be created on a computer and the problems one meets one the way.
It's a very stiumulating book that
makes you really stop and think. You are introduced into problems and new
angles on problems you'd never thought of. All this might sound very confusing
and weird but all I can say is get the book and read it. You'd not be
dissapointed if any of the topics above even remotely interests you. I should
point out that probably even a non science-major may find this book
This is just an outstanding artist,
buy the portfolio and be awed...
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Gerry Anderson page.
There is a newsgroup called
that distributes reviews of works of interest to fans of science
fiction/speculative fiction/fantasy/horror/and sometimes comics. These
reviews can also be reached through
If you want more info then check out the *.sf.* newsgroups.
You can also look at the sf-movies I like
and get some inspiration.
Take a look at the
Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List for bookideas.
Other resources can be found at the
Science Fiction Resources Guide or
Ames Sci-Fi Connection
Check the Hugo and Nebula winners.
Or look at the SF book database
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