Hey /lit/, anyone read Dan Simmons's Hyperion series? Imo it's one of the best scifi series I've read. Do you have any scifi book recommendations?
Read it - I'll type out my thoughts on it in next post.
You should check out the next book (sadly falls off)
Some other good sci-fi I've read: Dune, Starship Troopers, The Left Hand of Darkness, Neuromancer, Snow Crash, Flowers for Algernon, Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Is actually good, it's not pleb shit as 4chan says; nor is it a visionary masterpiece as reddit says)
If you want any more details about those lemme know
A co-worker spent close to a year trying to hype this up for me. I could barely finish the first book, the author has some cool ideas but I wouldn't recommend it.
I suspect the hype/character trait spoilers he kept throwing at me killed it.
OP here. Our local library doesn't have that many scifi books there, so my chances of finding a specific book are pretty slim. I know the basics of Dune but never had read any of it, it's been on my tracking list for a while. Adams's Hitchhiker has been recommended a fair bit to me, but haven't actually had the pleasure to pick it up due to being a tad too saturated in the media. Glad to know that it's not pleb shit. I've marked your suggestions, thanks.
>If you want any more details about those lemme know
Not to be too offensive, but these are the same books that always get named first in these kinda threads. So people are probably vaguely familiar with them
Ours would have too, but I've been more of a pick up and go sort of person. If I don't find a good scifi book on a glance, I'll resort to reading some good Russian literature or something like that.
OP. Endymion and the sequel weren't anywhere great as the first two ones. If you've watched Bourne films, think of it as Hyperion and its Fall being the first three films, and the Endymion series as the fourth film. Same universe; not really the same catch.
I was aware of them being popular, the response was specifically to OP - probably a bit too amibiguous - didn't know how versed with them he was; apparently only slighty with Dune and HG2G
Yup. I'm a newcomer to scifi series and I really know only the ones that are in my local library. Decided to pick up scifi after having read all kinds of dystopias and was very impressed with Hyperion.
OFFICIAL HYPERION CHARACTER STORY RANKINGS - DESCENDING ORDER EDITION
>The Poet's Tale
>The Scholar's Tale + The Priest's Tale
>The Detective's Tale
>The Soldier's Tale
I stopped right before the consul story started. Considering burning through it.
Does anyone have any sci-fi recommendations for recent stuff?
I like the ideas of VR fiction like armada and ready player one, but at the end of the day they are just fun quick reads with forced references to some guy fapping over the 80's.
I just picked up the martian and saturn run but I don't have high hopes..
OP here has read Ready Player One. I recommend if you're familiar with 80's references. It's really easy to just burn through the 500 pages, because it's not really focused on the writing, but on the references. Still, all fans of 80's want to read it. If not a fan, just skip, you won't get much out of it.
Priest's Tale was my favorite because I really like Ursula LeGuin
Detective's tale was my least favorite because I hate cyberpunk.
I loved Hyperion
Then I read the second book and I wanted to rip my own intestines out. Holy shit, how to ruin a series 101: by Dan Simmons
>Artist didn't get the number of limbs right until the last book