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i feel like reading a science fiction book.
by Margaret Atwood? She's generally a realist writer, but has had a couple of forays into the sci-fi world. This is a post-apocalyptic after genetic engineering thing.
it's a good'un and short, though the Caves of Steel is also cool. Very dated, though, in terms of people smoking and paper everywhere, and such.
I don't read much Sci-Fi, though. Generally I watch it.
Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep and Ubik-PK Dick,Asimov's R
Robot series for starters
Pete F Hamilton's Night's Dawn and Donaldson's Gap series are immense reads.
Cliford D Simak
I want to read a halo novel they are said to be pretty good.
is my only recommendation. Get anything by him, you'll end up getting everything
had an outrageously poor plot. and gameplay too actually...
Halo 1 is the best game known to man.
it's rubbish. bland repetitive levels, boring predictible story and no gameplay other than point and shoot. or get in a vehicle and shoot.
I don't really play the single player that much but the multiplayer really is something very special.
not a patch on goldeneye.
Halo (the first one at least) is WONDERFUL in single player, the siege mentality is fantastic and you actually have to think before you charge in with your gun blazing. You haven't played it on anything above Normal level, have you?
and the second one has the best multiplayer since Half-Life Team Fortress: the balance of the weapons is superb so you really have to develop a proper battle plan. plus the jumping is really slow so you can't use the old kangaroo tactic.
goldeneye's controls are far too cumbersome for multiplayer for my liking.
was really good until you went into the bit with all the silly zombie things. then it was just really boring and repetitive. i think i played it on hard, but might be wrong.
it just really did nothing for me, hyped far far too much.
Multiplayer is just so superior it's so much more skillful no good pistol on halo 2! Halo one multiplayer against someone that is actually decent is so amazing the tactics, weapons, overshield it is the best thing ever.
multiplayer, had it on pc and can't be arsed with online. i only really like goldeneye and timesplitters 1 for deathmatch, i think there's a tendency to overcomplicate them which makes them too tactical and stuff. which is great if that's your thing but it relies too much on both players being equal, which they seldom are.
lawrence miles, but it's all a bit geeky dr who stuff.
handmaids tale is gash.
the illuminatus trilogy not strictly sci fi but yeah
to be fair, i didn't know it was a sci-fi book until it was too late. neil gaiman's american gods. it was really good.
sci-fi is still shit though.
american gods isn't science fiction.
isn't it? maybe it's fantasy then. but sort of. don't be offended guntrip, my sci-fi bigotry isn't personal.
* man in the high castle - phillip k dick
* odyssey series - arthur c clarke
* neuromancer / all tomorrow's parties - william gibson
i'm sure i could recommend more but all my books are in boxes :(
cat's cradle by kurt vonnegut.
Gibson is excellent.
Also, try Heavy Weather by Bruce Sterling. Cracking read.
but also very good. Read The Scar and Perdido Street Station.
Anything by Margaret Atwood is fantastic. I seem to sense a bit of a "boyz only" mentality amongst those who bitch about Oryx and Crake, which is one of the best things she's done, by the by.
I don't know if David Mitchell counts as sci-fi, but read Ghostwritten and Cloud Atlas anyway.
brave new world if you haven't, a big yes to philip k dick (when androids dream... / man in high castle), fahrenheit 451, and yes to vonnegut and atwood. and perhaps iain banks.
I have some great reccomendations if people wanna PM me.
I knew a bit about sci-fi already so i have gone for some PKD.
Lawrence Miles too.
I find most sci-fi either (a) lacking in humanity, (b) showy and substanceless (Neuromancer), (c) nowhere near as clever as it thinks it is, (d) so badly written that I can't get past the first page, or (e) not funny.
E applies particularly to "comedy" sci-fi.
by Murakami is really good.
although my guess is you've probably read that already :-)