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Friday, October 1, 2010

Stumble Findings: 19 of the Greatest Science Fiction Book Series

Along with Fantasy, Science Fiction is one of my all-time favorite genres. Maybe it's the badass future technology, or the wide-arching storylines that can span millenia. Or maybe its the fact that the future, by its nature, cannot be known, so the creators of sci-fi works essentially have a no-rules sandbox in which to do their world-building. 


It is difficult to describe why Science Fiction gives me such a sense of exhilaration and awe, but Tim at PopCrunch's description does a noble job of doing just that:


"Science Fiction writers—much like their cousins over in Fantasy—are renowned for being able write volume upon volume of prose, great tracts of novels, seemingly without end. Often these tomes are filled with nothing so much as overly lengthy location descriptions and predictable plots. However, some of the true greats of Science Fiction have surpassed the limits of the form, and created vast inter-twined plots set across multiple novels, and multiple time periods."


Admittedly, I have not read a few of the series on this list (to my shame, Asimov's Foundation Series is amongst them) but I will definitely sink my teeth into all of them, and many more, before I kick the bucket. 


And, without further ado, here is Tim's list of the 19 Greatest Science Fiction Book Series.




Enjoy!



31 comments:

  1. yeh nice post ! tanks for sharing it !

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  2. The answer is 42!!!!
    following :D

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  3. I use to be really into these books, I haven't read one in quite awhile so I'll check some of these out.

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  4. Hope you get back into it Uncle!! I'm actually in the same boat as you are, so hopefully we both start reading some awesome sci-fi soon!

    Black: Indeed it is ;) Thanks! I love your blogs, by the way!

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  5. Dune > Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.
    Same with the Necromancer trilogy. I like Douglas Adams and all, but those rank higher in my...book.

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  6. thanks for the tip, i will check them out.

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  7. awesome I've been looking for a new series to get into

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  8. I liked your input on my last blog post :)

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  9. wow, i actually red 4 of the 19 books.

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  10. I love these kinds of books. I can't travel much without one nowadays, since my natural habitat is either in the rocking of a train, or the monotone engine noise of an airplane.
    Thank you for this.

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  11. Seen this on alot of blogs...seems to be of alot of interest, also the news here had it.

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  12. Oh hell yes! thanks brah! Also, Isaac Asimov is the best Sci-Fi writer IMO.

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  13. love this picture, keep up the good work!

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  14. My personal favorite 'Neuromancer' by Gibson, seriously go read it, get the pdf, go to your bookstore or library, it really is worth your time.

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  15. I love scifi but haven't been much into reading (anything), definitely gonna check these out (:

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  16. Great post!

    looking forward to reading the next one

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  17. I've actually been making way way through the list of 19 best science fiction novels! Good to see someone out there is giving it some notice!

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