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Old 2012-09-05, 02:29
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OT: Just read Ubik, What book next?

I've just finished Phillip K Dick's Ubik. I mentioned this book in another thread & some forum members mentioned they had read it. Anyone got any recommendations for my next read? I'm looking for another good sci-fi book. Before Ubik I read The Forever War, which was excellent. Big fan of Arthur C.Clarke as well. So what next to fuel the imagination & inspire me?
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Old 2012-09-05, 02:39
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I've just finished Phillip K Dick's Ubik. I mentioned this book in another thread & some forum members mentioned they had read it. Anyone got any recommendations for my next read? I'm looking for another good sci-fi book. Before Ubik I read The Forever War, which was excellent. Big fan of Arthur C.Clarke as well. So what next to fuel the imagination & inspire me?
Might get this next after reading the Wiki synopsis, sounds like a cool concept.

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Old 2012-09-05, 03:23
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The Man In The High Castle followed by The Illuminatus! Trilogy
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Old 2012-09-05, 03:49
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The Man In The High Castle
I came across this one in the iBooks store. Added to the shortlist
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Old 2012-09-05, 03:50
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+1 for The Man in the High Castle

The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch is also quite a mind bending read.

Also Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card is great.
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Old 2012-09-05, 05:15
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EnochLight suggested Snow Crash, which was a great book!
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Old 2012-09-05, 05:38
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EnochLight suggested Snow Crash, which was a great book!
Not read Snow Crash but I love 'The Diamond Age' by the same author.
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Old 2012-09-05, 06:57
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All titles listed so far are great. Big fan of Snow Crash and Diamond Age.

Might I suggest some John Varley? Some of his stuff has been compared to Heinlein, if you're into that... Steel Beach, The Golden Globe, and John Varley Reader are where I'd start, in reverse order.

Very easy to read, and full of interesting ideas and situations. Not exactly mind-bending, the way P.K. Dick can be, but entertaining and thought-provoking.



edit: If Illuminatus! appeals to you, definitely check out "Schroedinger's Cat" by Robert Anton Wilson (co-author of Illuminatus!). This book is comprised of three inner "books", each of which has three sections, and each is a retelling of the same story (sort of), but with characters switching genders and roles between sections, and events playing out differently in each. Extremely mind-bending, and the author suggests that sections of the book can be read in any order!

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Kafka's "The Castle". The best book I've ever read that is not entertainment.

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If you like factual books The Gates of Janus: Serial Killing and its Analysis, by the "Moors Murderer" - Ian Brady is a pretty amazing read!!!!
 

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