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2/27/11 10:52 P

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Sounds like you like to read as well Stillflyin. As long as I have a good book with me I have a good friend with me emoticon

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2/24/11 12:18 P

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CHYRL_C - David Brin is good. Whenever I think of him, I am also reminded of a list of other good authors in no particular order - David Weber, David Drake, Lois McMaster Bujold, David Pournelle, John Ringo, Eric Flint, and my newest fave Larry Correia. There are so many others, but this is what comes immediately to mind.

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2/23/11 10:30 P

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Thank you, StillFlyin'! I will be curious to see how the film evolves. Cross fingers.

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2/23/11 10:23 P

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If you haven't seen it yet, JELLIAJAMB, this is for you!

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2/18/11 7:25 P

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Has anyone read any books by David Brin He is a very good read. One of my favorites of his is the Uplift wars very good and it tickled my funny bone as well emoticon

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2/15/11 4:40 P

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I haven't read all of the Red Mars series, but I agree that it would be good material for a tv show. I had hopes for "Defying Gravity..." but grrf. Too much relationship angst and Lost-envy, not enough scientific excitement. "Defying Gravity" was based on the mockumentary "Journey to the Planets and Beyond" (called "Space Odyssey" in the UK, where it originated), and that was much, much better.

Thanks for all of the suggestions thus far, everyone!

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2/15/11 4:29 P

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I loved Starship Troopers - both the book and the movie, but for different reasons, of course.

I've always wanted to see a tv show based on Red Mars. That was such a fascinating series it would make hours of quality programming. I think there were rumors at one point that it was going to be made, but of course that hasn't happened :(

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2/15/11 3:27 P

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I agree with you, JELLIAJAMB. I also wish for more spacey science fiction. I'm tired of fantasies and soap opera adult stuff that is sort of placed in what could almost be called science fiction. Unfortunately quality science fiction is expensive to produce in movies and TV series, so I realize that the dollar will speak loud and really good stuff is not likely to be made.

Scalzi's Old Man's stuff reminded me of Heinlein's Starship Troopers. Excellent reading. Unfortunately, the Starship Trooper movies wound up with very little in common with the book, so I have low expectations from what might come from Scalzi's books.

Sigh... I'm so depressed.

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2/15/11 11:06 A

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I was always a fan of Anne McCaffrey's "Pegasus" series. Psychics on spaceships/building a space station.

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2/12/11 11:02 P

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One of the things I appreciated about Firefly was that it placed interesting, complex characters within a setting that truly was spacey science-fiction, not fantasy. Sure, one could quibble over the distances that the spaceships had to travel, distances from various stars, etc. (Don't get me wrong, quibbling is fun.) The cool stuff is there, though: space-walks, space as a vacuum with no sound, and idioms like "in the black" and "see you in the world."

I want more. Of course I want more Firefly, more Serenity movies, but also more outer space science-fiction where the whole story doesn't take place on the inside of a space-ship or on a planet very much like Earth. I enjoyed Babylon 5, the new Battlestar Galactica, and Farscape. I read John Scalzi's Old Man's War series last year and thought that film or tv adaptations could potentially be very good. So would Scalzi's Agent to the Stars (you can read it for free here: http://www.scalzi.com/agent/).

What are your recommendations? What is on your science-fiction wishlist?


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