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Old 02-18-2017, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Cochise County, AZ
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I agree with the remarks about Dan Simmon's Hyperion series. As tmozer stated above about ones that stick with you, I'll suggest Nancy Kress's Beggars in Spain. This definitely would fall under future dystopia.
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Old 02-18-2017, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Wilmington NC
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Octavia Butler's The Xenogenesis Trilogy


You mentioned Dan Simmons -- I am assuming you're referring to the Hyperion series?






Right now I'm reading a trilogy, Pure, Fused (and I can't remember the third one) by Julianna Baggott. Not sure if it would be "thinking" enough for you, but she has some new ideas and a new take on the "end of the world" genre
I LOVED that Pure Trilogy. I'll never forget that doll head fused to the girl's hand....Very creative, with a touch of bizarre. I've read everything by Julianna Baggot and she's a good writer in every genre.
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Old 02-18-2017, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Wilmington NC
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More of a fantasy, but I really enjoyed The Lies of Locke Lamora.

And The Core of The Sun, by Joanna Sinisalvo, BLEW MY MIND.
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Old 02-19-2017, 05:53 AM
 
Location: north central Ohio
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Default The Breakthrough series by by Michael C. Grumley

ONE OF THE GREATEST ACHIEVEMENTS IN HUMAN HISTORY.
A SECRET THAT WAS NEVER SUPPOSED TO BE FOUND.
AND A CRISIS THAT CANNOT BE STOPPED.
Deep in the Caribbean Sea, a nuclear submarine is forced to suddenly abort its mission under mysterious circumstances. Strange facts begin to emerge that lead naval investigator, John Clay, to a small group of marine biologists who are quietly on the verge of making history.
With the help of a powerful computer system, Alison Shaw and her team are preparing to translate the first two-way conversation with the planet's second smartest species. But the team discovers much more from their dolphins than they ever expected when a secret object is revealed on the ocean floor. One that was never supposed to be found.
https://www.amazon.com/Breakthrough-...ct_top?ie=UTF8





I have been enjoying this series and am in book 2 now.
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Old 05-05-2017, 11:33 AM
 
Location: midwest
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A Fall of Moondust (1961) by Arthur C. Clarke
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Fall_of_Moondust
A future that never came: Arthur C. Clarke’s A Fall of Moondust | Tor.com

BRAINWAVE by Poul Anderson
SF REVIEWS.NET: Brain Wave / Poul Anderson ☆☆☆
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Old 05-08-2017, 12:14 PM
 
Location: midwest
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Uplift War by David Brin
David Brin and "The Uplift War" Instead of "Ender's Game" | Slog | The Stranger | Seattle's Only Newspaper
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Old 07-09-2017, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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You cant go wrong with "The Andromeda strain"
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Old 07-13-2017, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Maine
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I LOVED Startide Rising. I'll still re-read it now and then. But I could not get in to any of the other books in that series. The human characters were not nearly as interesting and the alien characters were just too weird.
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Old 08-05-2017, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Bologna, Italy
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I just bought Greg Egan's "Permutation City" and Robert Charles Wilson's "Spin" after listening to a show about modern intelligent science-fiction. Not sure when I have time to read them but they both appear to very interesting. I also heard great things about Ted Chiang and Ken Liu.
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Old 08-05-2017, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Canada
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I have been caught up in James S.A. Corey's The Expanse series. It took me a while to get into the first book but then I got caught up in it and it is amazing. I'm halfway through the second book and there are others as well, which I am looking forward to.

Someone made a mention of The Expanse on this forum which is what called my attention to it. I can't find that post so whoever you are, thank you! It's a wonderful series.
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