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Porphry
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March 31st, 2010, 11:42 am #1

I couldn't find a specific sci-fi thread.
I love Philip K. Dick (the twelve or so books of his I've read), and I like William Gibson and Samuel Delany; Ian M. Banks was a teen favourite; but these are the only sci-fi authors I've tried reading, so I'm wondering if you could recommend anything else I might like? Nova Swing looks tempting, I think I've seen it recommended here. Mieville as well looks interesting, though I don't have room at the moment for a biggie like Perdido.
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redmill at domburg, 1911
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March 31st, 2010, 1:22 pm #2

Read M. John Harrison's Light before you read its "sequel", Nova Swing. Highly recommended. Below is a link to a thread on him. Enjoy:

http://z11.invisionfree.com/thefictiona ... topic=1364
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March 31st, 2010, 3:33 pm #3

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oneofmurphysbiscuits
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March 31st, 2010, 7:45 pm #4

hey Porphry, these are some of my favourite short sci fi/fantasy w orks


i should reread Roadside Picnic, but meanwhile and also

The left hand of darkness - every time i read the Le guin, and the further i get from it, the more i appreciate how carefully wrought is her world, the fears and fixities played out within

Gene Wolfe's "the fifth head of cerberus" - Ursula Le Giun has called him "..our Melville" and this will give you a taster, see if he's for you

and the MJH, as before
I only think, if that is the name for this vertiginous panic as of hornets smoked out of their nests, once a certain degree of terror has been exceeded
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March 31st, 2010, 10:25 pm #5

we've gloried over Gene Wolfe in other threads:

http://z11.invisionfree.com/thefictiona ... topic=1495

and some here in the trilogies thread

http://z11.invisionfree.com/thefictiona ... wtopic=290
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March 31st, 2010, 10:37 pm #6

i've just bought "the book of the short sun" trillogy, having read just about everything else, i think. I all but worship of the temple of, barring my natural inclination not to be enjoined etc etc, but he works wonders
I only think, if that is the name for this vertiginous panic as of hornets smoked out of their nests, once a certain degree of terror has been exceeded
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March 31st, 2010, 11:02 pm #7

You could start with contemporary stuff and work backwards. The 2010 Arthur C Clarke Shortlist has just been announced http://vectoreditors.wordpress.com/2010 ... shortlist/

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March 31st, 2010, 11:05 pm #8

Porphry wrote: Mieville as well looks interesting, though I don't have room at the moment for a biggie like Perdido.
City & the City is almost perfect.
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March 31st, 2010, 11:10 pm #9

MArcel
s right about City and the City
and I've just looked at
Barrington Bayley
mentioned by Moorcock in the review
of China's book
anyone read anything of his?
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March 31st, 2010, 11:11 pm #10

Canox wrote:
Porphry wrote: Mieville as well looks interesting, though I don't have room at the moment for a biggie like Perdido.
City & the City is almost perfect.
I woudl review it but MIéville is daunting. I don't dare.
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