logo

Privacy
This forum uses cookies to ensure smooth navigation from page to page of a thread. If you choose to register and provide your email, that email is solely used to get your password to you and updates on any topics you choose to watch. Nothing else. Ask with any questions!
Channel List
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies
Safety
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
Newest Members
LoreenBarton, amyispretty, Akeem Koss, healthiswealth, LamRoy
58383 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums417
Topics119,530
Posts848,349
Members58,383
Most Online449
Mar 28th, 2018
Top Posters(30 Days)
Angie 60
Advertising
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 2 of 2 1 2
Re: All-time faves? [Re: Shira] #690979
05/27/11 09:29 PM
05/27/11 09:29 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 357
.
.... Offline
Shark
....  Offline
Shark
.
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 357
Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game & the series, Songmaster,
Anne MacCaffrey's Dragon Riders of Pern series, petaybee series, crystal singer series
Lord of the Rings


Re: All-time faves? [Re: ....] #691140
05/29/11 03:57 AM
05/29/11 03:57 AM
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 11,755
Kansas USA
C
Connie - ADD/Sandwiches/Reading Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Connie - ADD/Sandwiches/Reading  Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Renaissance Human
C
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 11,755
Kansas USA
I love the Ender books. My all time favorite Sci-Fi author is Robert Heinlein. He has given me thousands of hours of pleasure. Also, he has shaped my attitudes. When I had children, I made sure that they were exposed to his world-view, too. "Back in the day" he had some of the few strong female characters.


Connie Mistler Davidson-Editor-ADD/Sandwiches/Reading
Attention Deficit Disorder
Sandwiches
Reading
Avatar: Hope~Even when conditions are harsh, hope can bloom.

My EBook link.
Building School Success with ADD EBook Link




Re: All-time faves? [Re: Shira] #706922
08/11/11 07:13 PM
08/11/11 07:13 PM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 104
Pennsylvania
A
Amy - Romance Movies Offline
Jellyfish
Amy - Romance Movies  Offline
Jellyfish
A
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 104
Pennsylvania
George R. R. Martin's series - A Song of Ice And Fire

I just finished Patrick Rothfuss' 2nd book "A Wise Man's Fear" which is the sequel to "The Name of the Wind", and I really like both of those.


Re: All-time faves? [Re: Shira] #707843
08/16/11 02:49 PM
08/16/11 02:49 PM
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 403
F
FrankJBN Offline
Gecko
FrankJBN  Offline
Gecko
F
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 403
"Stranger in a Strange Land now (the original uncut version"

As I understand it, there is no "original, uncut version." The original version is the "cut version" abridged by the author.

IMO, what an author keeps at home and does not release to the public should not be considered the "original" version. It is more of a 'working script'.

Heinlein was dead before the 'new' uncut version was ever released. I'm pretty sure what he wanted his readers to have was the novel he submitted for publication in 1961.

Re: All-time faves? [Re: BellaDeb] #717984
10/04/11 11:16 PM
10/04/11 11:16 PM
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 8
T
thomas86 Offline
Newbie
thomas86  Offline
Newbie
T
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 8
if you're looking for a series: Lord of the rings game of thrones the belgrariad by david eddings (great series that got me into fantasy) One offs: Any Ray Bradbury Cat's Cradle (this counts as sci fi right?) Ender's game (this is actually part of a series but this is the best)

Re: All-time faves? [Re: BellaDeb] #727995
11/29/11 04:53 AM
11/29/11 04:53 AM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 592
jodiemt Offline
Gecko
jodiemt  Offline
Gecko
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 592
I have just read this one book on Sci-fi/fantas by Dean Koontz. It's 'Voice of the Night'. But I really loved it..been meaning to read more.


I love music, movies!! I write at mag for women in free time.
Re: All-time faves? [Re: BellaDeb] #796329
12/17/12 07:36 AM
12/17/12 07:36 AM
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 1
IA
P
Pajduska Offline
Newbie
Pajduska  Offline
Newbie
P
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 1
IA
The last post here was over a year ago, so I hope someone is reading this! Is anyone here reading the Discworld books by Terry Pratchett? I can't get enough of them! They are funny, intelligent and meaningful. Highly entertaining. I'm also reading Cloud Atlas. I haven't seen the movie yet. I'm looking forward to the release of The Host in the spring. The book is by Stephanie Meyer but it could not be any less like Twilight!

Re: All-time faves? [Re: BellaDeb] #799143
01/05/13 12:23 AM
01/05/13 12:23 AM
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 2,966
Melbourne, Australia
E
elle Offline
Koala
elle  Offline
Koala
E
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 2,966
Melbourne, Australia
I quite like Terry Pratchett's Discworld, especially the Tiffany Aching books.

Fave Fantasy series: Robin Hobb's Farseer Trilogy

Fave Sci Fi: Greg Egan's Schild's Ladder

Last edited by elle; 01/05/13 12:24 AM.

Elle Carter Neal
BellaOnline Alumna
Re: All-time faves? [Re: BellaDeb] #806728
02/19/13 10:27 AM
02/19/13 10:27 AM
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 11
U
upupandaway Offline
Newbie
upupandaway  Offline
Newbie
U
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 11
Ok, I'll give you categories based on reading length: Series: C. J. Cherryh's Foreigner series. These SciFi books have realistically little action, but the psychology, and the realistic portrayal of alien civilizations meeting and living together is amazing. Trilogy: C.S. Friedman's The Coldfire Trilogy. This is the one trilogy that I've probably read 10 or more times. It's fantastic. If I had to suggest one thing to read, it'd be this. Plus the original cover art was done by Michael Whelan. How can you say no to that? Single Book: Aldous Huxley's Brave New World. My All time favorite Sci-Fi book. Ever. It's not an easy read for everyone, I mean, it's old, so you have to get used to the story telling style. Once you do though, it's a fantastic story.

Page 2 of 2 1 2

Moderated by  SF/FBooks Evelyn 

Brand New Posts
Happy birthday, Royal Observatory Greenwich
by Mona - Astronomy. 06/24/18 09:06 AM
2018: On this day . . .
by Mona - Astronomy. 06/24/18 08:42 AM
Red Planet Reports
by Angie. 06/23/18 10:26 PM
Summer Solstice - St John's Day
by Mona - Astronomy. 06/23/18 10:23 PM
Looking for Ideas...What's your favorite TV show?
by Maria - Prime Time TV. 06/23/18 10:09 PM
Art on the Moon – Fallen Astronaut *new article*
by Mona - Astronomy. 06/23/18 10:01 PM
What did you SPEND money on today?
by Nancy Roussy. 06/23/18 07:31 PM
Jehovah Mekaddeshkem Our Sanctifier
by Lynne - ChristianLiving. 06/23/18 05:09 PM
Where are you and how is the weather?
by Nancy Roussy. 06/23/18 02:40 PM
What are you looking forward to today?
by Nancy Roussy. 06/23/18 02:39 PM
Forum Activities
Book Clubs
Trivia Contests
Register to Post!
Want to post? For security reasons you need to Register as a Forum Member. It's quick, easy and free!
Who's Online Now
1 registered members (Mona - Astronomy), 128 guests, and 4 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Sponsor


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2018 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1