Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2007.01.23 01:12:00 - [91
Edited by: Kadarin on 23/01/2007 01:11:26
A couple that haven't been mentioned yet:
The Dragon Never Sleeps, by Glen Cook
If you can find it (out of print?), this book provides a rich story, intrigue, mystery, firepower, warfare... It's outstanding.
Antares (trilogy), by Michael McCollum
This features the novels Antares Dawn, Antares Passage, and Antares Victory. These are acceptable SF fare, but not outstanding. They are very EVE-like in that the mode of travel between stars involves something akin to stargates, called "foldpoints", which are anchored to some, but not all, stars.
Snow Queen, and Summer Queen, by Joan D. Vinge
Less EVE-like, but excellent writing and storytelling.
Di-Tron Heavy Industries
Posted - 2007.01.23 01:45:00 - [92
Edited by: Patch86 on 23/01/2007 01:43:21
Originally by: RuleoftheBone
Phillip K. ****-"Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep" which was the basis for the amazing Blade Runner movie (I still have the PC game just for the Vangelis sound track. And if you buy the DVD-make sure it has the alternative endings). Anything else by PKD is also mind blowing.
Seriously, I'm still trying to figure out a way of making my dissertation PKD related
Worryingly, the only novel that reminded me of EVE strongly, though, was "A Scanner Darkly"- that must say something worrying about the EVE community...............
Best PKD novel, though (for me) has to be "The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch"- total mind-**** of a novel, completely brilliant stuff.
Also Ray Bradbury is awesome too. "Fahrenheit 451" is a brilliant novel for anyone who loves their reading..........
On a slightly different note- Douglas Adams- "Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy". I mean, everytime you look at something inexplicable in the EVE universe, you just know theGuide would have something informative about it. Space with the consistency of cooking oil? Easy peasy. Drones with a disobediant attitude problem? Direct your complaints to the Syrius Cybernetics Corporation
EDIT: I'm not even going to pretend I know why my post looks like a quote again. Looks like the drones arn't the only software to come from Syrius Cybernetics around here
EDIT 2: Totally fixed it, I'm so Uber
Posted - 2007.01.23 02:09:00 - [93
Edited by: KHEN on 23/01/2007 02:23:15
"Permanence" by Karl Schroeder.
Awesome space opera, made me remember the best Arthur C. Clarke novels.
Best SciFi book I've read in 2006.Linkage
On a side note, watch the movie "A Scanner Darkly" (DVD avalaible), based on the book from Philip K. ****, featuring Keanu Reaves, Woody Harrelson, Winona Ryder and Robert Downey Jr.
Posted - 2007.01.23 02:13:00 - [94
Edited by: Kashre on 23/01/2007 02:12:16
Is it just me, or has no one mentioned David Webber?
The Honor Harrington serries is good, and sorta reminds me of alliance warfare (minus the POSeses).
I also reccomend
Steve White (Starfire novels like In Death Ground).
David Drake (With the Lightnigns and Lt. Leary Commanding).
Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald, the Mageworld trilogy... which is a lot more sci-fi than it sounds.