Older SciFi

Re: Older SciFi

Postby Mikey » Wed Oct 22, 2008 1:30 pm

Maybe it was jsut me, but did you lol when you read "Waterspider?"
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Re: Older SciFi

Postby Sionnach Glic » Wed Oct 22, 2008 1:31 pm

Yup.
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Re: Older SciFi

Postby Graham Kennedy » Sun Oct 26, 2008 2:51 pm

Deepcrush wrote:Has anyone here read John Steakley's "Armor"? He took a great deal from Starship Troopers but gave us a much more depressing and dark list of characters to feel from.


I read that. Very bleak book, very compelling - put me in mind of World War I with the "senseless slaughter of war" kind of feel. But I was badly let down by the structure... the sudden changeover to a much less interesting story, with the rest of the plot told in flashbacks. I really didn't like that.
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Re: Older SciFi

Postby Varthikes » Mon Oct 27, 2008 7:41 am

The oldest science fiction book I've read was H.G. Well's Time Machine.

Unless you consider Mark Twain's Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court science fiction (it's got time travel...sort of).
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Re: Older SciFi

Postby Mikey » Mon Oct 27, 2008 2:43 pm

The oldest I've read were probably Verne's books. I am the only person I know of who's read through some of Burroughs' "Mars" serials.
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