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Posted on 2 May 2012 20:20:43 BDT
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Posted on 2 May 2012 20:30:16 BDT
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Babel-Fish says:
Hobbio
You may want to give these books a look, I've read all three and found them all to be great reads, a bit of a hybrid mix of Pirates of the Caribbean,Indiana Jones and Captain Pugwash.

Retribution Falls: Tales of the Ketty Jay (Tales of the Ketty Jay 1)The Black Lung Captain: Tales of the Ketty JayThe Iron Jackal

Posted on 4 May 2012 10:05:42 BDT
check out neal asher. you wont be disappointed. just reread my collection of his novels.

Posted on 4 May 2012 11:55:03 BDT
Anita says:
I haven't read the book suggested in the blanked post by Babel-Fish, and I have no motive to push it, so just to be fair: it's a paperback published way before the self-publishing deluge, so in all probability the recommendation might be genuine

Posted on 4 May 2012 12:33:05 BDT
I'm a big fan of British SF author, Stephen Baxter. Perhaps with some of his earlier novels, he was a little too fond of telling you the details of his worldbuilding, but I didn't mind so much because his imagination was so broad. He's on a roll at the moment. His short story collection Last and First Contacts Last and First Contacts (Imaginings) came out last week. The Science of Avatar came out this week. He's got a collaboration with Terry Pratchett out next month The Long Earth. But the one I recommend and am waiting for is his Troughton-era Doctor Who novel out on 2nd August. Dr Who the Wheel of Ice I normally only buy books on Kindle and this one is hardback (and audiobook) only, but I'll make an exception in this case.

Posted on 4 May 2012 17:17:49 BDT
Back to the OPs search for something like Harry Harrison's Bill the Galactic Hero, I've heard good things about Hal Spacejock I've never read the book. Has anyone tried it? By the way, my introduction to the Stainless Steel Rat was when it was serialized in 2000AD comic. That was probably late 70s. I can still remember the artwork. Happy times.

Posted on 5 May 2012 09:03:45 BDT
Dawn Douglas says:
Try Bitter Angels by C.L.Anderson. I found this a very good read. Lots of sci-fi tech, political maneuverings and a very good plot. I also think it was nominated for an award somewhere.

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T. Lord says:
Hi, yes I love 70s sci-fi in particular too. Try Edmund Cooper's Expendables series writing under Richard Avery hugely enjoyable. Proof you can write a story in under 300 pages that is brilliant!!!

In reply to an earlier post on 6 May 2012 13:14:25 BDT
Anita says:
Mr. L. Mitchel: I like Neal Asher, but, as suggested elsewhere, his last book (or is it the first of the trilogy?) might be too politically engaged. Could you please comment on that? Thanks

Posted on 30 May 2012 10:58:26 BDT
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Posted on 1 Jun 2012 11:10:57 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jun 2012 11:09:49 BDT
A.D.Hawkins says:
Hi Hobbio

If you're still looking I am being cheeky and suggesting my own book: Amulet by A.D.Hawkins, just out this weekend so no reviews as yet. Amulet

Posted on 13 Jun 2012 09:30:32 BDT
Why bother spamming, you'll only get your posts removed like I had

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Jun 2012 09:37:16 BDT
Hobbio can I ask, what did you mean by an 'epic' feel when you reviewed my book.

Plus I have updated the book since your review so It makes a bit more sense.

Posted on 15 Jun 2012 11:46:15 BDT
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Posted on 18 Jun 2012 12:17:35 BDT
Has everyone fled this discussion? Or is it that nobody here can think of anything to type in?
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