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    I’ve been a fan of science fiction and been going trough the Hugo Award list looking for some good reading. Here’s some of my more recent reads/listens. I actually prefer listening to audiobooks at night in bed using an iPod, it’s really immersive and you don’t get interrupted every five minutes with telephone calls etc.
    Any way here’s a good selection, not all award winners but all highly recommended.

    Inferno by Jerry Pournelle and Larry Niven
    This is the 6th Pocket printing. Cover Artist: Harry Be…

    You might be familiar with the epic poem The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri where the narrator is escorted through hell, purgatory and then paradise. It’s another recommended read btw.

    In this version the narrator, a science fiction writer is escorted through the nine circles of hell. Seen through the eyes of a modern man we get the uncensored descriptions of what the denizens of hell suffer.

    Escape from Hell by Jerry Pournelle and Larry Niven

    The sequel to Inferno. Great sequel.

    Time Ships by Stephen Baxter
    There is a secret passage through time...and it leads a…

    This continues were H.G Wells famous Time machine left off. Our intrepid time explorer tries to return to the year 802,701 to rescue the Eloi named Weena.
    Fantastic follow up, entirely in the style of Wells.

    To say nothing of the dog by Connie Willis

    In this very funny in parts time travel book our hero is sent back to 1888 and 1940 to try to retrieve the bishops birds stump. Great read.

    48 by James Herbert
    In 1945, Hitler unleashed the Blood Death on Britain as…

    Alternate history book with Hitler on the verge of defeat he unleashes his doomsday weapon, the blood death, that results in most of the worlds population dying. Set in 1948 London, and it does mention Jack the Ripper, the book follows an American Airman trying to survive.

    If anyone wants to add any more recommendations feel free, I will add more later.

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    String, I just read Miracles of Life, Shanghai to Shepperton, an Autobiography by J. G. Ballard, which I enjoyed.

    But I've not read any of his sci-fi books. Have you?



    • #3
      I looked at his works and I'm sure I haven't read him. I'll give him a try.