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By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.

Helen Hunt Jackson - September
The breezes taste
Of apple peel.
The air is full
Of smells to feel-
Ripe fruit, old footballs,
Burning brush,
New books, erasers,
Chalk, and such.
The bee, his hive,
Well-honeyed hum,
And Mother cuts
Like plates washed clean
With suds, the days
Are polished with
A morning haze.

John Updike, September
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Best sci-fi books of all time

Hello everyone,
My favorite kind of books is sci-fi.
My best 5:

1. The Lord of Ice Garden (a cycle of four books) - Jaroslaw Grzedowicz
2. Metro 2033, Metro 2034 - Dmitry Glukhovsky
3. Hyperion (a cycle of four books) - Dan Simmons
4. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
5. The war of the Worlds - H.G Wells

Someone can describe your favorite top 5 sci-fi books?


  • Practical_SeverardPractical_Severard Posts: 489 ✭✭✭
    edited August 29
    Well, that's all past for me. But these are well worth reading:

    Orson Scott Card "Ender's game" and "Xenocide",
    Robert A. Heinlein "Starship troopers",
    Lois McMaster Bujold "Shards of Honor",
    Poul Anderson "Time patrol".

    The order of appearance means nothing.
  • rdrzazgowskirdrzazgowski Posts: 12 ✭✭
    Fine list @Practical_Severard. I have a plan to read Ender's game for a long time. Maybe if I finish reading current book, the next book will be Ender's game.
    Writting my top 5 I forgot about great, magnificient book "Ubik" Philip K. Dick
    Somewhere i was read about Philip K. Dick and about drugs. This author wrote many books while being under the influence drugs.
  • Practical_SeverardPractical_Severard Posts: 489 ✭✭✭
    'Ender's game' is much of a success story, I think you'll love it. And the 'hierarchy of foreignness' -a philosophical concept developed in the series is a good food for thought, making the series a piece of serious literature.

    As for Dick , I hope that the drugs aren't exactly why his books are loved for.
  • YellowtailYellowtail Posts: 720 ✭✭✭
    I'm choosing the next book to read. I think some sci-fi book is a good option. So your lists are good suggestions. I'm interested in Metro 2033, Hyperion, and Ender's game for now.

    As for my list, it would be like this:
    1. The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress - Robert A. Heinlein
    2. Slaughterhouse-Five - Kurt Vonnegut
    3. Childhood's End - Arthur C. Clarke
    4. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - Philip K. Dick
    5. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 27,000 mod
    I cut my teeth reading H.G.Wells, but Day of the Triffids was another classic. Orwell's 1984, and Brave New World were favourites too.
  • AndrewSotnikovAndrewSotnikov Posts: 48 ✭✭
    I don't like Sci Fi too much. But my favorite book is "Fahrenheit 451".
  • rdrzazgowskirdrzazgowski Posts: 12 ✭✭
    You were interested me of this "Day of the Triffids". When I read description about this book, i know that I will have to read this book :)
  • rdrzazgowskirdrzazgowski Posts: 12 ✭✭
    I forgot before about book of my favorite author, Stephen King. In my opinion, "The Stand" is the best book on this author.
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