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Who are today's Asimov, Clarke, and Heinlein?
Tech Republic ^ | July 26, 2007, 10:17 AM PDT | Jay Garmon

Posted on 02/09/2013 4:41:00 PM PST by narses

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1 posted on 02/09/2013 4:41:03 PM PST by narses
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2 posted on 02/09/2013 4:42:17 PM PST by narses
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3 posted on 02/09/2013 4:42:52 PM PST by narses
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4 posted on 02/09/2013 4:42:51 PM PST by narses
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5 posted on 02/09/2013 4:43:44 PM PST by narses
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To: narses

phillip dietz

one of my faves


6 posted on 02/09/2013 4:44:37 PM PST by beebuster2000
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To: narses

He’s gone now but I liked Robert Forward for his in depth technical descriptive nature. However he was an actual physicist and free market proponent.

He was smart enough to recognize that alien intelligence was more trouble than it was worth.


7 posted on 02/09/2013 4:45:42 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: narses
Cory Doctorow has to be in there somewhere.

I'll be making sure that the grandsons get to read him and Card, along with Heinlein.

/johnny

8 posted on 02/09/2013 4:48:38 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: cripplecreek

Aw, I was just thinking about him. RIP - he was a truly great hard SF writer.


9 posted on 02/09/2013 4:49:13 PM PST by narses
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To: narses

Obama is today’s Orwell.


10 posted on 02/09/2013 4:49:57 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: narses; NicknamedBob; Dead Corpse; Tax-chick; Scoutmaster

Ping.
Interesting question.


11 posted on 02/09/2013 4:50:21 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: cripplecreek

http://www.robertforward.com/Fast_Forward_Fifty_Years.htm


12 posted on 02/09/2013 4:50:56 PM PST by narses
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To: narses

Dan Simmons. I HIGHLY recommend everyone read this short

http://www.dansimmons.com/news/message/2006_04.htm

And he recently had a come to Jesus moment about his liberalism/Obama to boot.


13 posted on 02/09/2013 4:51:08 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: narses
Shameless self promotion, but if you like military sci-fi, check out my book Bright Horizons.
14 posted on 02/09/2013 4:51:15 PM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius (www.wilsonharpbooks.com)
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To: narses

When I was a kid I remember the ABC’s

Asimov, Bradbury, Clarke... Heinlein was discovered later


15 posted on 02/09/2013 4:53:11 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: narses

Alan Steele.


16 posted on 02/09/2013 4:53:11 PM PST by DBrow
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To: Darksheare

Thanks!


17 posted on 02/09/2013 4:54:22 PM PST by narses
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To: DBrow

http://www.allensteele.com/bio.htm


18 posted on 02/09/2013 4:57:30 PM PST by narses
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To: narses

Ping, while I think.


19 posted on 02/09/2013 4:58:53 PM PST by razorback-bert (I'm in shape. Round is a shape isn't it?)
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To: narses

His legacy lives on with Tethers unlimited.

http://www.tethers.com/


20 posted on 02/09/2013 5:00:07 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: narses

Side note but as great modern writers go, Graham Masterton. In Horror/strangeness, no one compares to this man. Diverse, prolific and always a good read.

Not Sci/Fi per se, but he goes there in fits and spurts in many of his works.

The first two Night Warriors books, The Pariah and his most famous, The Manatu (70s movie/book) are all great reads.


21 posted on 02/09/2013 5:00:55 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: narses; KevinDavis

Is Kevin on your ping list? :p


22 posted on 02/09/2013 5:02:26 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL
When I was a kid I remember the ABC’s

"Asimov, Bester, Clarke."

23 posted on 02/09/2013 5:07:23 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (I think, therefore I am what I yam, and that's all I yam - "Popeye" Descartes)
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To: narses

Welcome!
FR has a few writers onboard.
Though they tend to keep to the shadows mostly.


24 posted on 02/09/2013 5:07:36 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Norm Lenhart

It was a FReeper who turned me on to Harry Turtledove who definitely goes out of his way to find unique ways of thinking of things.

His short story “The Road Not Taken” can be found here (I just downloaded it to my kindle for a more in depth read)

http://pastebin.com/aJQfubrK


25 posted on 02/09/2013 5:07:36 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: narses

They’re hanging out with the Sinclair Lewis, Charles Dickens, and Balzac of today. In other words nonexistent. Can you imagine what a Dickens would be writing about current day America? What a paradox, in an age of plenty and material bounty our culture and arts are intellectually impoverished. A clown in the white house who invites rappers for drop in visits. Disgusting!


26 posted on 02/09/2013 5:08:18 PM PST by donaldo
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To: narses

Our Freeper member “Travis McGee” is author Matthew Bracken. His “Enemies” trilogy is great. A future distopian trilogy where government is taking over all power. His books were written before Fast and Furious, but predict such type manipulative events. The first novel even has a Free Republic like system where people are figuring out what is going on. His website is www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com Just go to Amazon.com to read excerpts and read reviews. You can order from his site or Amazon, but he probably does better if you order from his site due to the Amazon fees.


27 posted on 02/09/2013 5:09:04 PM PST by MtnClimber (I did not vote for 0bama, someone else did that!)
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To: cripplecreek

Turtledove is awesome.


28 posted on 02/09/2013 5:09:04 PM PST by narses
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To: narses

Iain M. Banks

For the Culture series and for the Algebraist.


29 posted on 02/09/2013 5:11:20 PM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: cripplecreek

You know, out of the walls of books I have and of the many times people recommend him to me, I still haven’t read him. I don’t know why. I never hear word one but praise for him.

I gotta fix that.


30 posted on 02/09/2013 5:13:21 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Oztrich Boy

I love these threads, I get to hear about new authors


31 posted on 02/09/2013 5:13:37 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

I think I will.

I’ve read 3 David Gemmel. Alan Dean Foster’s “Carnivores of Light and Darkness”. Just finished Greg Bear’s “Eon”. Worked in Brooks’ “Sword of Shannara”. The first book of The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, and am working on Bear’s prequel to Eon—Legacy.

That is this year. My goal is to read 100 books this year.


32 posted on 02/09/2013 5:14:17 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Jeff Head; Travis McGee

Jeff Head and Travis Mcgee

These two have written excellent books.

I know there are others too!


33 posted on 02/09/2013 5:17:27 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

If you want an epic sci fi series, get thee to the used book bins/ebay and get the Battletech series. Galaxy spanning space opera in jumpships and Mechs.

Several writers, all of them good. Political intrigue, warring cultures, combat...all there.

And about 30 books to get through. And not the ‘dumb fun’ it first appears to be. Quite philosophically deep actually.


34 posted on 02/09/2013 5:19:08 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: cripplecreek

Thanks for that!


35 posted on 02/09/2013 5:19:16 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Turtledove seems to specialize in the what ifs of history. He’s got a whole series of “Southern Victory” books about if the south had won the civil war.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Turtledove


36 posted on 02/09/2013 5:20:40 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: narses

If you never read it, “The Last of the Breed” by Louis L’Amour is one of the best adventure fiction novels I have read. It was supposed to be a two-part novel, but the author died before writing the second half. Still a great read.


37 posted on 02/09/2013 5:21:07 PM PST by MtnClimber (I did not vote for 0bama, someone else did that!)
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To: narses

Matt Bracken is a new one, L. Neil Smith is one you may have missed if you left in the ‘80s:

http://www.lneilsmith.org/


38 posted on 02/09/2013 5:23:59 PM PST by Cincinnatus.45-70 (What do DemocRats enjoy more than a truckload of dead babies? Unloading them with a pitchfork!)
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To: GeronL

I wrote the off-road section of David Phillips “American Motorsports” ;)

http://www.amazon.com/American-Motorsports-Definitive-Illu-Phillips/dp/1858682568/ref=sr_1_11?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1360458975&sr=1-11&keywords=American+Motorsports+book


39 posted on 02/09/2013 5:24:09 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: narses

Reality today is so bizarre that science fiction pales by comparison. The present political scene is as wild as any SF story that I have read. Americas drones flying worldwide killing Americans. The US can’t afford to refuel its ships, while the US government gives away cell phones, medical cost approaching the GNP of a country........


40 posted on 02/09/2013 5:29:57 PM PST by Citizen Tom Paine (An old sailor sends)
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To: Citizen Tom Paine

the United States of Dystopia


41 posted on 02/09/2013 5:34:48 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: EnglishCon; tbw2

BUMP to other fiction writers... although I dunno if EnglishCon is still around


42 posted on 02/09/2013 5:38:39 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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Freepers, your Contributions make every difference!
Please keep ‘em coming! Thank you all very much!

43 posted on 02/09/2013 5:39:39 PM PST by RedMDer (Support Free Republic)
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To: Norm Lenhart

30 books... oh my


44 posted on 02/09/2013 5:42:05 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: narses

I like Michael Z. Willimason’s novels of future war, executive protection company, libertarian planets. He is a blade maker and editor at large for Survivalblog.com, also.

http://www.michaelzwilliamson.com/bibliography.php


45 posted on 02/09/2013 5:43:43 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: narses

Steven Baxter writes universe-sweeping books. He tends to be very rough, almost sadistic, to his characters but the stories are good. he has several “theme” series of novels.


46 posted on 02/09/2013 5:44:00 PM PST by DBrow
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To: Norm Lenhart; LS

Hey, that’s not fiction! If we include non-fiction we have to include more Freepers I bet.. like LS and..uh... whatshishandle who wrote the childrens book about the Clinton admin....


47 posted on 02/09/2013 5:44:16 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Norm Lenhart

I’ll try to remember to look for that next time I go to the library


48 posted on 02/09/2013 5:44:56 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Citizen Tom Paine

You are so right, no one would believe it if it were a movie or a book... and those who won’t believe it are living through it....


49 posted on 02/09/2013 5:45:52 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

About. It went on for years, spawned board/video games and entire genres of Anime. There are many.

It’s the source of the Mechwarrior games.

I got them over time at used book places. Some of the early ones are not common but can be found with a bit of searching/Ebay. Cheap too.

Another side note, while Stephen King may be a libidiot, his books “On Writing” and Danse Macabe are must reads as well.


50 posted on 02/09/2013 5:47:24 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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