Skip to comments.Who are today's Asimov, Clarke, and Heinlein?
Posted on 02/09/2013 4:41:00 PM PST by narses
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the United States of Dystopia
BUMP to other fiction writers... although I dunno if EnglishCon is still around
30 books... oh my
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.
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.
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....
I’ll try to remember to look for that next time I go to the library
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....
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.
I read a great book, recently written by old Sci-Fi great Frederick Pohl, titled “All the Lives He Led.” It was written in 2011. I was surprised Pohl was still alive.
BTW, Amazon reviewers really panned the book, but what do they know?
Well, since gearheads/racers ‘embelish’ things alot of what they ‘did back then’, I’s say half that book probably is PURE fiction ;)
I see to remember a BattleTech game or something some kids in school were doing.. I didn’t know that was part of something bigger. That was a long long time ago too
but not your half?
The author doesn’t really define what he’s looking for, does he?
No, my half was probably the WORST offenders!!! ;)
Yup, that was probably Battletech. Now that I think about it though, the GAMES may have spawned the books, not the other way around.
Either way, the books are great. They are in groups/arcs dealing with different areas/clans/aspects etc. You can read a group ‘stand alone’ with minimal overall knowledge of the series and be OK, but together, it makes Star Wars look like a Saturday morning Cartoon.
from my memory it seemed they were looking at spec’s of the Mech warriors or something
I wonder if FR would let us do a round-robin fiction thread about CW2 or just a space opera?
Yup. You built your mech, joined a clan/merc group and went into battle.
Dungeons and Dragons with Robot/powered armor.
All you ever needed to know ;)
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