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Mandos
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posted 29 April 2004 05:29 PM      Profile for Mandos   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I may not be posting for the next few days after tomorrow, but someone mentioned a desire for an SF thread.

So, what interesting science fiction have you read recently?


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Hinterland
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posted 29 April 2004 05:32 PM      Profile for Hinterland        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The policies statements of the CPC.

*rimshot*


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Polunatic
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posted 29 April 2004 05:35 PM      Profile for Polunatic   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I haven't read a science fiction novel in a while (sort of switched to horror and other literature genres years ago) but I did recently read "Better to have loved - the Life of Judith Merrill" which was an excellent auto-biography co-authored with Merrill's granddaughter Emily Pohl-Weary.

A lot of time is spent discussing the political context for science fiction as well as the cabal of early sf writers.


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MacD
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posted 29 April 2004 05:37 PM      Profile for MacD     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Hinterland:
The policies statements of the CPC.

mandos said SF, not Horror.

I just finished Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler, and before that The Telling by Ursula K. Leguin. They were both good character-based SF by leftist/feminist authors.

I haven't read any "hard" or technical SF recently, but I generally like Greg Bear and Robert Charles Wilson.

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Hephaestion
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posted 29 April 2004 11:24 PM      Profile for Hephaestion   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Haven't read any just lately, but Spider Robinson is almost always an excellent read, with a nice mix between "hard" and "social" science.

Also, Robinson is very much a leftie with sensibilities that would please most Babblers— f'r instance, he left the States for Canada (permanently) at the time of George the Elder's Iraqi adventures.

If you've never sampled Robinson, give him a try— you'll love him.


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