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    Inspired by the horror movie thread, recommend me some "not so serious" scifi in the vein of PK Dick, Harry Harrison and Robert Anton Wilson.
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    +1 Harry Harrison

    Sorry, that's all I got...
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    • #3
      Not sure if it fits, but I lurves me some Heinlein.
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      <img src="images/misc/quote_icon.png" alt="Quote" /> Originally Posted by <strong>scratchie</strong>
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      • #4
        My favorite book is Margaret Attwood's Oryx and Crake. It's a post apocalyptic tale, basically it starts at the end and through a serious of flashbacks you get to how the world ended at the end of the book. Her stuff is very realistic, so it's very easy to imagine her vision coming true. It's a great read and the prose is outstanding, along the lines of Brave New World.
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        • #5
          Not sure if it fits, but I lurves me some Heinlein.


          Thanks! I knew of his books but never for some reason bought any. I think I'll make a trip to amazon.
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          • #6
            Thanks! I knew of his books but never for some reason bought any. I think I'll make a trip to amazon.


            I still don't understand why there is no Ringworld movie.

            Come on James Cameron, you ****************************. oke:
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            • #7
              If you like Star Trek and/or Star Wars check out Foundation-Isaac Asimov. Anything from The Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. Kurt Vonnegut-Sirens of Titan, Cats Cradle, Slaughterhouse 5. World War Z is a decent read and fairly popular right now.
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              • #8
                The Whipping Star(Frank Herbert) is good.

                Not as serious as Dune(My all time favorite), cool sci-fi nice touch of irony in the story.
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                • #9
                  Have you read the entire Stainless Steel Rat series? The later ....Goes to Hell and such werent great but the originals were fantastic.

                  Also try The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher, not really sci-fi but has the same irreverant feel as the Stainless Steel Rat stuff. You could also try the Nightside series by Simon R Green. If you are more into Heinlein-ish stuff try Paul Melko's The Walls of the Universe.
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                  • #10
                    Have you read the entire Stainless Steel Rat series? The later ....Goes to Hell and such werent great but the originals were fantastic.

                    Also try The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher, not really sci-fi but has the same irreverant feel as the Stainless Steel Rat stuff. You could also try the Nightside series by Simon R Green. If you are more into Heinlein-ish stuff try Paul Melko's The Walls of the Universe.


                    Yeah I think I have all of the SSR books. Thanks for the suggestions!
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                    • #11
                      Yeah I think I have all of the SSR books. Thanks for the suggestions!


                      I think you are the 3rd person ive ever met thats actually read the SSR books, usually when i recommend them i get odd looks.
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                      • #12
                        Ben Bova's "Grand Tour" series is a lot of fun. Definitely read like old school sci fi.
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                        • #13
                          I've been reading a lot of the Warhammer 40k stuff recently. Fun & entertaining. Try The Grey Knights omnibus. I wouldn't recommend the William King offerings, tho.
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                            I've been reading a lot of the Warhammer 40k stuff recently. Fun & entertaining. Try The Grey Knights omnibus. I wouldn't recommend the William King offerings, tho.


                            I enjoyed the Ultramarines omnibus, too. WH books are REALLY hit or miss so be sure to read reader reviews.
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                            • #15
                              Ben Bova's "Grand Tour" series is a lot of fun. Definitely read like old school sci fi.


                              This to, especially the Mars, Venus and Saturn ones.
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