Any classic sci-fi book readers out there?

quadraptor's picture
I'll delete this in a day or so, but I'm going to check out a used bookstore here in Pennsylvania, and was thinking about looking for some more classic Science Fiction books to add to my collection. I've become a bit of a nut over them since reading both Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein and Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card.

I did an online search for popular classics and wrote down these that I thought sounded interesting. Would any of you guys recommend any of them? I've heard of a few of them, not familiar with others. Or if there's another book you'd suggest, I'm all ears (I have a copy of Heinlein's The Door Into Summer to read as well)

Thanks for any suggestions or recommendations. I promise this blog won't be up very long, I'm going to go to the store tomorrow.

Do androids dream of electric sheep? By Philip K Dick

Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein

The Dragons of Jupiter by Jacob Holo

The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham

Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card (Sequel to Ender's Game)

The Invisible Man by H G Wells

The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov

Logan's Run by William F Nolan and George Clayton Johnson
Chantico's picture

Heinlein is wonderful, Asimov

Heinlein is wonderful, Asimov is awesome and Philip K. Dick is the bomb. That said, Cloud's Rider by C. J. Cherryh is a wonderful book if you get the chance at it. It has a prequel, but it's pretty stand alone if you'd rather not read the first one. There are a billion others I could suggest but I'll hold back. xD Ursula K. Le Guin is also a great author. I'll go away now and quit flinging things at you. :3

quadraptor's picture

Hey thanks! I'll be sure to

Hey thanks! I'll be sure to look for those.

Well it's certainly been an interesting day. I tried to find the bookstore in Washington but no luck, so I plugged in the next one in my GPS, which was supposed to be in Canonsburg. Couldn't find it either. So before I gave up, I tried the GPS again. I drove all the way up to Bethel Park and finally found a bookstore.

Of course, I didn't find any of the books on my list. However, I wasn't going to go empty handed after this whole journey, and ended up with three books -

Hyperion by Dan Simmons (on the lists of classic sci-fi stories I looked at)

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (my favorite book from the Horror class in college)

Hart's Hope by Orson Scott Card (same guy that wrote Ender's Game, but looked like a neat fantasy story, and had a deer on the cover)

So I'll just have to ebay/amazon the other books I wanted, but for now I've got plenty to read.
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Ah! Hyperion is a good one.

Ah! Hyperion is a good one. There are three others in that series I believe [been a long time since I read them], but they are good ones. ^_^
quadraptor's picture

I picked up Isaac Asimov's

I picked up Isaac Asimov's The Gods Themselves and H.G.Wells' The Invisible Man from Barnes and Noble yesterday. Finally finished the one I was reading (Orson Scott Card's fantasy book Hart's Hope), so I'm trying to decide what to start now. I'm thinking about one of the Heinlein books I have now.

Also I was really happy to see my friend's books on the shelf at the Barnes and Noble. She's an author, and we were both members of my college's Horror Club as well as attended the Horror class. If you ever see Blood Law or Blood Secrets, that's my friend's books.