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Re: Must-read Sci-fi?
« Reply #60 on: April 18, 2015, 12:05:50 PM »
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Re: Must-read Sci-fi?
« Reply #61 on: June 02, 2015, 10:02:28 PM »
Neanderthal Parallax series by Robert J Sawyer.
Calculating God By Robert J Sawyer.

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Re: Must-read Sci-fi?
« Reply #62 on: August 27, 2015, 09:45:58 AM »
Harlan Ellison is one of my favorites. I recommend starting with the collection I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream. Besides his short story collections, he's well know for writing many classic episodes of Sci-Fi television episodes.

I was surprised how difficult it was to track down that book.  I think I ended up ordering it from Amazon for more than I would have expected for an old paperback.

He had a bunch of his works published in comics for a while in the 80's or 90's, I think.  I'd have to double check. I have a bunch of them.
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Re: Must-read Sci-fi?
« Reply #63 on: August 27, 2015, 10:08:15 AM »
Neanderthal Parallax series by Robert J Sawyer.
Calculating God By Robert J Sawyer.
Can you give your best elevator pitch for the Neanderthal Parallax?  I've almost picked it up but but something about the description leaves me meh. 

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Re: Must-read Sci-fi?
« Reply #64 on: August 27, 2015, 11:53:16 AM »
I've read it. Starts out strong, seems a little preachy by the end of the series. I'd give it 7 out of 10 overall.
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Re: Must-read Sci-fi?
« Reply #65 on: August 27, 2015, 02:35:02 PM »
I've read it. Starts out strong, seems a little preachy by the end of the series. I'd give it 7 out of 10 overall.
The thing that has kept me away is that even the back of the cover blurb makes it sound more than a little preachy.

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Re: Must-read Sci-fi?
« Reply #66 on: August 27, 2015, 04:05:59 PM »
I was younger when I read it. I was probably more preachy my own damn self when I read it than I am now.
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