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Cricket

Joined: 2016-03-30
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Posted On: 2016-03-31 11:23:27
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Do you like science fiction novels? If so what kind?

There are various kinds of science fiction. Some are all about space wars. Others are about the future of earth. Some are more geared to building alien worlds and their struggles. There are more. Which ones do you like the most?

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6 months 3 days ago

Unfortunately, the majority of science fiction novels, this century, are not worth reading. When it comes to Science Fiction nobody has beaten the French novelist JULES VERNE. I still have copies of his immortal works:
"AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS", "FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON" AND "2,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA".
These novels helped scientists create machines that eventually achieved the amazing performances he visualized in the year 1856. IMAGINATION IS AN ESSENTIAL STARTING POINT FOR EVERY INVENTOR.
Kind regards,
John Romer
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Cricket 6 months 3 days ago

I know what you mean. As a science fiction writer, I personally write not to change the
world. I write simply because I enjoy it. Writing stories from my imagination is hugely
entertaining for me. If I help someone in some small way, then the experience is even more
gratifying for me. I am just a humble writer with something to say. I would not even
attempt to compete with someone like Jules Verne. That would be " delusions of grandeur."
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barista 1 month 3 weeks ago

Cricket, how do you add emogies to your replies the way you have done here?
Thanks.

barista 1 month 3 weeks ago

prophet, have you seen the Movie Oblivion?
It is the ultimate Science Fiction Novel. So much so that one can find one fault with
it!!!


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barista


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9 months 2 weeks ago

I rather Science Fiction movies. Because they potentially can come true and they transport you to another World which you cannot travel to otherwise. On that note, I think Aliens was one of the best Sci Fi movies and last Star war movies one of worst
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Cricket 9 months 2 weeks ago

I really liked aliens too. The first time I saw it was at a Drive-In outside Theater in
the car. I could hear the aliens behind me on the car's sound system. It was cool. What I
like about books though is that you use your imagination to make what is in essence a
movie inside your head. You are not limited by technology at all. It is almost like you
are actually are living the story. I am a writer so I really get absorbed into the story
that I'm reading or writing.

barista 9 months 2 weeks ago

Hum! Cricket, not everyone has as vivid an imagination as you.
So yes, I agree that with some People books may yield better Sci Fi experience, but I
think for most People Movies are a much better transport vehicle for this.
But again there some really suckie Sci Fi movies, such as last release of Star Wars, so
maybe we are back to Books as a better medium for this.

barista 9 months 2 weeks ago

BTW, which recent Sci Fi Books do you recommend buying?

Cricket 9 months 2 weeks ago

I understand what you're saying. Of course with the exception of my books, I would like to
recommend: Orson Scott Card. He has some good novels. Besides Ender's Game he had other
books in that series. I really liked Ender's Shadow. Also there is Speaker For The Dead by
him. If you would like more depth and a much broader vision of the galaxy, I would
recommend Vernor Vinge's series starting with A Deepness In The Sky. Also the two books
starting with The Peace War and then Marooned In Real Time.

barista 9 months 2 weeks ago

Cricket, thanks about these Sci Fi Book recommends.
What are the exact names of the 2 books: The Peace War and then Marooned In Real Time?
And/Or where can I buy them online?

Cricket 9 months 2 weeks ago

You can find them on Amazon here:
https://www.amazon.ca/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_6?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keyword
s=vernor+vinge&sprefix=vernor%2Cdigital-text%2C143&rh=n%3A2972705011%2Ck%3Avernor+vinge

Happy reading! :)

barista 9 months 1 week ago

Hi Cricket, Ok I am going to buy these Books.
Hopefully they are as good as you say they are, since I have a Week off on the Beach
coming up soon and would love to read a good book there.

Cricket 9 months 1 week ago

Have an awesome vacation and happy reading. Let me know what you thought of them when you
get back, if you have the time.

barista 9 months 1 week ago

Thanks I will. And yes, I will let you know how I liked these Si Fi books.


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MarkPatrick


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9 months 2 weeks ago

It depends. What is science fiction - merely a story set in the future or is it when science is intrinsic to the story?
I like Heinlein, Asimov and other 'classic' authors. I also like Anne McCaffrey as her stories deal more with character, than plot (although the plot is important too).
I do not enjoy stories that concentrate on the 'science' part of science fiction, and discount the 'fiction' part.
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Cricket 9 months 2 weeks ago

I have to admit that I agree with you. Although science is important, character
development and focus on the story-line are intrinsic to a captivating SCI-FI novel. I'm a
writer so I appreciate your opinion as a reader.


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theunknownauthor


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9 months 2 weeks ago

No definitely not, I prefer books that are factual and/or based upon truth.
Never could get to grips with science fiction.
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Spaceman 9 months 2 weeks ago

Then you really shouldn't read fiction.

Spaceman 9 months 2 weeks ago

There are facts and truth all around us...unfortunately, there are people who tell us we
are hearing the truth but who are telling lies or mistruths like the media of today.
Fiction allows you to stretch your imaginative instincts with an open mind - closed minds
are like a horse with blinkers, you can only see ahead and know where else.

Cricket 9 months 2 weeks ago

I think the both of you have made legitimate points. We all have our preferences and there
is nothing wrong with that. Caution is needed when reading nonfiction. Fiction can help a
person to think out-of-the-box. However, one of the reasons I write and read fiction (I
write nonfiction too) is simply for entertainment. I enjoy a fantastical story that is
outside of reality. Even if it is outside plausible reality.


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Advicesbooks


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9 months 2 weeks ago

Hi, I love any kind of book and not only science fiction. Lately, I have read some science fiction novels that were not good, in my view. Indeed, I think that also a science fiction story must be consistent and realistic. Maybe I am saying this because I am a professional book reviewer and book promoter, but now I can't say what kind of science fiction novel I love, I still have to find the best science fiction book.
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Cricket 9 months 2 weeks ago

Keep looking for that best science fiction book. It probably is out there. There are so
many variations within the science fiction genre. Being a professional book reviewer and
book promoter you would know this. I suggest that you don't read any that you know you
won't like from the outset. If that is possible. Speaking from a writer's point of view, I
would not like you to read my book that I worked so hard on for maybe a year if you would
give a scathing review. It would hurt me and my book.


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Spaceman


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9 months 2 weeks ago

A good main character and topics that explore our existence.
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Cricket 9 months 2 weeks ago

I agree, a good main character is very important. If the main character is developed in a
way that he seems real, the author has succeeded in capturing my attention.


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starbie


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9 months 2 weeks ago

Yes I do like them, anything related to outer space is good. I have read a few with the subject being Atlantis and they were good.
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Spaceman 9 months 2 weeks ago

Jim Long space agent is in outer space but explores all other existences to discover the
key of life. *** SPAM FILTERED ***

starbie 9 months 2 weeks ago

Oh I see.. so you are using this forum to sell your books. That is so not right.

Spaceman 9 months 2 weeks ago

No....I'm just a reader.

Cricket 9 months 2 weeks ago

I'm a reader and a writer. I agree outer-space is fascinating. I've been reading science
fiction books since I was a child and believe me when I say that was quite a while ago.
Although I agree that reading science fiction can help a person in some ways, I just
really like to read it for entertainment. I love a captivating character/story.

Yanglish 6 months 1 week ago

I really like science fiction. Especially Jules Verne.

viervoeter 4 months 3 weeks ago

love Science fiction <3

barista 4 months 3 weeks ago

Me2.
BTW, I See you are from Rotterdam Netherlands! Cool. I have been thinking for some time
to move to Netherlands. I work in the IT field. If you have any tips or want to chat,
would love it :)

Cricket 4 months 3 weeks ago

Ha! It looks like my sci-fi question has spawned the birth of a match-making site. Who
knew? All the best.😍

barista 4 months 3 weeks ago

Yes, it seems it has. Thanks.
That is why I LOVE this Site so much :)
You just get more and more from it, the more you use it!

So if I end up moving to Amsterdam because of this question of yours, you are invited
over :)

Cricket 4 months 3 weeks ago

πŸ˜„Great!


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