one of my faves
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.
I'll be making sure that the grandsons get to read him and Card, along with Heinlein.
Obama is today’s Orwell.
Dan Simmons. I HIGHLY recommend everyone read this short
And he recently had a come to Jesus moment about his liberalism/Obama to boot.
When I was a kid I remember the ABC’s
Asimov, Bradbury, Clarke... Heinlein was discovered later
Ping, while I think.
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.
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!
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.
Iain M. Banks
For the Culture series and for the Algebraist.
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.
Matt Bracken is a new one, L. Neil Smith is one you may have missed if you left in the ‘80s: