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2/2/09 1:40 AM
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amorphous
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I like deep space exploration kinda stuff. Referred to as "hard" or "hi-tech" science fiction. But, I also like when it's mixed with horror ala Alien or Event Horizon.

The only book I've read that came close was A Ship of Fools by Russo. It was pretty good despite it's ending which I didn't care for.
2/2/09 11:00 PM
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The last two I enjoyed were "Randezvous With Rama" by Arthur C. Clarke and "The Forever War" by Joe Haldeman. The second one won the Nebula Award and was more violent.
2/3/09 1:40 AM
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The Forever War is one of my favorites. I'll have to check out the Arthur C. Clarke book.
2/6/09 2:34 PM
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 wow, i read "Rendezvous with Rama" a long long time ago...good book.

Foundation series also maybe?
2/14/09 2:34 PM
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I don't know if this will really fit the bill for you, but check out Ringworld.
2/14/09 8:23 PM
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Ringworld is a great book....also Integral Trees by Larry Niven
2/16/09 12:11 AM
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Try the "Wreck of the River of Stars". Very well written

Also, you might want to try Verner Vinge 'Deepness' stuff.

Finally, though it's not really hard science fiction, I always recomend Ian Bank's Culture set. Wow, just wow. Especially 'Use of weapons', though I wouldn't start with that.
2/27/09 3:07 PM
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I second Iain M Banks. Player of Games is great, but I love all the culture books.
3/1/09 10:57 AM
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Wrote this on another thread, I highly recommend the Commonwealth Saga by Peter F Hamilton. Space opera at its finest.

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