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The Demon Princes, Volume One by Jack Vance
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Planet of Adventure by Jack Vance
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I loved this. If you like planetary romance and adventure this book rules. Awesome characters, dialogue, descriptions, etc. Typical of Vance. The plot is pretty linear and is basically one set of adventures after another (hence the omnibus name), and ...more
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Ilium by Dan Simmons
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I don't know why I love Dan Simmons. As a writer and prose stylist he is a bit overrated and pretentious. Yet I love his stories and I keep turning the pages. This and Olympos have probably the most preposterous plot and story of any science fiction ...more
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Endymion by Dan Simmons
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Loved these books. There are the typical Dan Simmons sins of too much info-dumping and reader-handholding, but it doesn't even matter. There are also some overlong descriptive chapters. Whatever. They are skippable and you won't miss anything. The st ...more
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Hyperion by Dan Simmons
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The strength of this series is the universe that Dan Simmons has created. I can't think of anything else this expansive and full of detail. In most ways it is story is straight up soap opera, with some cyberpunk and horror thrown in there for good me ...more
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Non-Stop by Brian W. Aldiss
Non-Stop
by Brian W. Aldiss
read in October, 2005
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Oh yeah this is another Generation Ship story. This book was good. The "surprise" is also totally silly but it's all worth it.
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Gridlinked by Neal Asher
Gridlinked (Agent Cormac, #1)
by Neal Asher (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2004
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Gritty postcyberpunk postspaceopera postwhatever. Seriously if you like your books tech-y AND space-y, here ya go.
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