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  • His heart is an empty fridge
Talking squids in outer space
« on: October 04, 2017, 11:07:22 PM »
Ooh! Brand spanking new board!

Anyway, I love science fiction. It’s about forty years since I first picked up The City and The Stars by Arthur C. Clarke. It was the first grown-up piece of SF I read and has always stuck with me.

Lately, I’ve felt like the type of SF I like has receded a bit. I’m bored of near future stuff, where’s the good deep space and deep time stuff. Iain Banks left an impossible hole to fill but who’s making the best attempt?


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Re: Talking squids in outer space
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2017, 11:15:30 PM »
this fella is always doing blog posts about mad new sci fi stuff, always worth a look if youre looking for some new sci fi



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Re: Talking squids in outer space
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2017, 11:16:02 PM »
Hmm. Scalzi has gone down the space opera route with his recent The Collapsing Empire, but it did strike me as a bit short and it’s only the first in the series. I quite like Gary Gibson so he’s worth checking out.

And - it’s more contemporary than near or far future, but I can’t recommend Dave Hutchinson’s Fractured Europe books highly enough.