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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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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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