ringworld by larry niven (published in 1970)
like a nebula awards winning farmer this book is outstanding in its science fiction field. ringworld book is still stunning even though other sci fi authors have been inspired by the story ideas have become more common
the first few chapters set the scene and introduce the characters. if you have read larry nivens neutron star then it really helps with the background story and the full flavour of why nessus the piersons puppeteer is so alien strange to everyone
this fortress world by james e gunn (published in 1955)
different enough to keep the attention - as they might have said according to the films - it movies along lickety split
if you dont like stories with to many coincidences - the god awful wilbur smith books - then you might struggle with this fortress world but for gods sake man up and fight your way through it as its worth it and part of the book Continue reading
the wailing asteroid by murray leinster (published in 1960)
is there a book that accelerates at lightspeed into the story and then goes beyond it to deliver the end of the very short novel?
the wailing asteroid very intriguing/interesting book as it never takes you along the story you think it is going.
at the start you know that the story has to suddenly take a few years to happen but then the author takes you on a very quick journey.
a plague of demons by keith laumer (published in 1964)
mad plot lines, fantastic hard tech science ideas, comedy, mental powers, aliens, big fuck off robots, conspiracy of aliens living on planet earth and assuming positions of power - a plague of demons book is a typical keith laumer science fiction story
if you can handle improbable coincidences but essential for the pure enjoyment of the story, 1960s ideas of advanced technology and lots of fun then this could be for you
prime number by harry harrison (published in 1970)
the prime number book is a very good collection of science fiction short stories in the philip k dick style of some actually surprising plot twists
rama revealed by arthur c clarke and gentry lee (published in 1993)
rama revealed is the last book in the rama series and delivers a payload similar to the previous books good/bad/amazing/wtf/ffs Continue reading