(member since Apr 18, 2010)
As a late baby boomer myself, I have to disagree. Look at some of the SF classics from the 1960s. Dune. Paul Atraides. Messiah figure. Stranger in a Strange Land. Michael Valentine Smith. Messiah figure. There may be things you notice but I don't think there is that clear-cut of a distinction.
I'll just leave this here. The Mass Effect Raphttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HExOCl...
There's the Vintage Game Club - http://www.vintagegameclub.org/
It's a spinoff from the Brainy Gamer podcast - http://www.brainygamer.com/
They tend to focus more on "classic" game than whatever the current hot thing is though.
I listen to podcasts while walking or driving, so video is pretty much out for me.
, author of the Tripods trilogy of YA novels and the early eco-catastrophy novel The Death Of Grass
Tripods trilogy was one of my first introductions to SF. Sad to hear.http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/...
looks and reads like a fantasy, until you notice who wrote it and pick up on a few subtle clues in the text about what is really
How humans treat aliens is pretty much the whole point of Little Fuzzy (both versions, read both to also get a feeling as to how attitudes have changed in the last 50 years).
In dead tree format, Terminal World
From Audible, Beneath the Dark Ice
Sitting at 80% on the Kindle but I haven't gotten back to it lately (which probably says something), Dourado
Kevin wrote: "Keith wrote: "Adventure!"
You mean the game created by Warren Robinett?"
I suspect he means the original text Adventure, now more commonly called Colossal Cave
Thought some people here may enjoy this. An index of every major Science Fiction or Fantasy award ever given out.Locus Index to Science Fiction Awards
Justin wrote: "I definitely second Jlawrence, Andrewp, and Dennis on picking an Iaian Banks book, although I've read the one's I imagine might get chosen (that are mentioned above. In Matter, there's even a few ..."
Ooh, I've got it! Inversions
! Sword and
AndrewP wrote: "That poll also included Look to Windward, which should be another top contender if your looking for spacie action :) Any other Bank's fans out there?"
Oh definitely, but I'm not sure ...Windward is the best one to start with. Wouldn't The Player of Games
or Consider Phlebas
be a better introduction? (Or my favorite, Use of Weapons
For female science-fiction authors, I don't think anyone has mentioned Connie Willis
, C J Cherryh
or James Tiptree Jr.
(the pesudonym of Alice Sheldon; did you know she was a photointelligence officer in WW II?)
Warren wrote: "Apple's announcement about e-publishing will change the landscape."
Except it was apparently Apple that was behind the publishers asking Amazon to raise their prices in the first place..MSNBC/The Wall Street Journal wrote: "The whole agreement was actually launched at the behest of Apple’s Steve Jobs, who had wanted to create an e-bookstore for the iPad but didn’t want to compete with Amazon.com’s cheap titles."Full article
Also check Jeremy Robinson
Hit submit too soon.
Also add David Wood
's Dane Maddock books or Greig Beck
's Alex Hunter series
I feel obligated to point out that Amazon doesn't set their e-book prices; the publishers do. In fact, Amazon points that out on just about every Kindle book page; "This price was set by the publisher"
Most of the ones I came in to mention are already mentioned, but I'll toss A Canticle for Leibowitz
onto the pile.
Clarke's Childhood's End
probably should also be on there.
Since @Nevan mentioned HPPodcraft, I'll also add The Cthulhu Podcast
He does a lot of readings of Lovecraft and other horror stories from the same period.
Edit - fixed missing quote
Joshua wrote: "I'm reading the first book of the Thomas Covenant series by Stephen R. Donaldson, and am struggling a bit, for all the reasons you are probably well aware of if you've ever tried to read this tale ..."
I found Thomas Covenant to be one of the least likable protagonists I've ever come across. I read the first two (I think it was) and never finished simply because I couldn't stand the main character.