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    Cornelius Ellsonpeter

    I'm thinking of going on a reading binge (fiction) and am wondering...what are some good tech fiction books out there? I've looked briefly at a couple of Neal Stephenson titles, but I'm not sure if I want to invest time in some of his latest works (some of his titles are around 1,000 pages long, IIRC). What are some other good authors or books?

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    RickH

    I really enjoyed Tom Clancy's Net Force 1Generic Forum Image, Net Force 2Generic Forum Image, and Net Force 3Generic Forum Image.  There's many more in the series now, but I haven't gotten around to reading them.  The main plot lines are around cyber-crime in a technology dependent world, with a bit of action thrown in too... (Disclaimer: affiliate links above...)

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    Windbag

    Just finished Building Harlequin's Moon by Larry Niven/Brenda Cooper. Hard SF but character-driven from paragraph one.

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    blowdart

    Cornelius Ellsonpeter wrote:
    I'm thinking of going on a reading binge (fiction) and am wondering...what are some good tech fiction books out there? I've looked briefly at a couple of Neal Stephenson titles, but I'm not sure if I want to invest time in some of his latest works (some of his titles are around 1,000 pages long, IIRC). What are some other good authors or books?


    Peter F Hamilton nights dawn trilogy. 3 books, 1,000 pages long. Yummy Smiley And nowhere near as self indulgent as Stephenson got.

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    Tensor

    Cornelius Ellsonpeter wrote:
    I'm thinking of going on a reading binge (fiction) and am wondering...what are some good tech fiction books out there? I've looked briefly at a couple of Neal Stephenson titles, but I'm not sure if I want to invest time in some of his latest works (some of his titles are around 1,000 pages long, IIRC). What are some other good authors or books?


    If you are lookign at contemporary stuff, then the Stephenson book you ant is Cryptonomicon. Not 1000 pages long, and a great read Smiley

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    jmsma2005

    This might be out of date, but I still love and feel inspired.
        "2001: A Space Odyssey" by Arthur C. Clarke

    I wonder why Holywood have not re-cast it?


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