#1 Posted by TekZero (2663 posts) -
#2 Posted by Jayge_ (10222 posts) -
TekZero said:
"Mine is cyberpunk."
Mine too.

Snow Crash is definitely my favorite cyberpunk book ever.
#3 Posted by TekZero (2663 posts) -
Jayge said:
"TekZero said:
"Mine is cyberpunk."
Mine too.

Snow Crash is definitely my favorite cyberpunk book ever."

Yeah, that's on my list.  I'll get to it after I finish Woken Furies by Richard Morgan.
#4 Posted by HistoryInRust (6274 posts) -

I'm a sucker for Post-Apocalyptic fiction.

#5 Posted by TekZero (2663 posts) -
Sir_Ragnarok said:
"I'm a sucker for Post-Apocalyptic fiction."

Check out "The Road" by Carmac McCarthy if you haven't already.  Great read.
#6 Posted by Thrawn1 (1340 posts) -
TekZero said:
"Sir_Ragnarok said:
"I'm a sucker for Post-Apocalyptic fiction."

Check out "The Road" by Carmac McCarthy if you haven't already.  Great read."

was that the one with the father/son?
#7 Posted by TekZero (2663 posts) -
Thrawn said:
"TekZero said:
"Sir_Ragnarok said:
"I'm a sucker for Post-Apocalyptic fiction."

Check out "The Road" by Carmac McCarthy if you haven't already.  Great read."

was that the one with the father/son?"
Yeah.  They had no names in the book.
#8 Posted by Thrawn1 (1340 posts) -
TekZero said:
"Thrawn said:
"TekZero said:
"Sir_Ragnarok said:
"I'm a sucker for Post-Apocalyptic fiction."

Check out "The Road" by Carmac McCarthy if you haven't already.  Great read."

was that the one with the father/son?"
Yeah.  They had no names in the book."

ok, i've read that. pretty good, but i like no country for old men better (the book verson of course, even though the movie was prett y good)
#9 Posted by HistoryInRust (6274 posts) -

Yeah, The Road was alright.  I'm not a huge fan of Cormac McCarthy, though.  His sentences don't have a very consistent rhythm.  He likes to avoid punctuating sentences to give the appearance of style, but it's really just a nuisance.

#10 Posted by Thrawn1 (1340 posts) -
Sir_Ragnarok said:
"Yeah, The Road was alright.  I'm not a huge fan of Cormac McCarthy, though.  His sentences don't have a very consistent rhythm.  He likes to avoid punctuating sentences to give the appearance of style, but it's really just a nuisance."

My old chemistry teacher would bitch-slap you for saying that.
#11 Posted by HistoryInRust (6274 posts) -
Thrawn said:
"Sir_Ragnarok said:
"Yeah, The Road was alright.  I'm not a huge fan of Cormac McCarthy, though.  His sentences don't have a very consistent rhythm.  He likes to avoid punctuating sentences to give the appearance of style, but it's really just a nuisance."

My old chemistry teacher would bitch-slap you for saying that."
Haha.  Why?

To qualify: I think McCarthy's older stuff--things before and around Blood Meridian--is much better than his more recent work.

Blood Meridian is a really fucking good book.
#12 Posted by Thrawn1 (1340 posts) -

I don't know, he was a strange guy. His favorite musician is Tom Waits, if that says anything about him.

#13 Posted by HistoryInRust (6274 posts) -
Thrawn said:
"I don't know, he was a strange guy. His favorite musician is Tom Waits, if that says anything about him."
Tom Waits is fucking awesome, that's why.  Haha.
#14 Posted by Thrawn1 (1340 posts) -

...and i thought Tom Waits is obscure.

Hey giantbomb! Anyone know who this guy is? 

#15 Posted by TekZero (2663 posts) -
Thrawn said:
"

...and i thought Tom Waits is obscure.

Hey giantbomb! Anyone know who this guy is? 

"

Tom Waits.. It's in the properties of the picture.
#16 Posted by ahoodedfigure (4238 posts) -

I think I like hard science fiction the most, but anything that doesn't get too magical gets an automatic plus for me...  tnough the magical stuff has a place too, I guess.

I think Tom Waits is cool, if that says anything about me.  I kinda also had trouble with Cormac's punctuation tendencies.  I thought it was kinda neat to start, but then I realized he does this all the time.  Sometimes it's just about communication; when the style gets in the way and keeps making you wrestle with the book's style instead of its ideas, you might be doing something wrong :)

On post-apocalyptic fiction:

http://www.scifidimensions.com/Jun08/wastelands.htm

#17 Posted by Brandy (466 posts) -

I'm a big fan of anything similar to the Stargate franchise (Stargate Atlantis to be precise)...so, I guess that'd be what? Military science fiction? Or so says wiki... Actually, anything set in space with advanced technology (hyperdrives and so on) does a good job of pulling me in.

#18 Posted by erinfizz (1048 posts) -

According to wiki, I like social sci fi, mostly dystopian future stuff...Handmaid's Tale, 1984, Firefly.

I like post apocalyptic fiction too.

Also, Tom Waits is very cool...I saw him first in Down by Law before I sought out his music though.

#19 Edited by adam_grif (1144 posts) -

Another vote for Cyberpunk, but my favorite SciFi novels are "Starship Troopers" and "Revelation Space", which are NOT Cyberpunk.

#20 Posted by adam_grif (1144 posts) -
Brandy said:
"I'm a big fan of anything similar to the Stargate franchise (Stargate Atlantis to be precise)...so, I guess that'd be what? Military science fiction? Or so says wiki... Actually, anything set in space with advanced technology (hyperdrives and so on) does a good job of pulling me in."
That's called "Space Opera".
#21 Posted by BoG (5181 posts) -

Cyberpunk, no doubt. Blade Runner, Snatcher, Cowboy Bebop, and Serenity are some of my favorite things.

#22 Posted by jakob187 (21642 posts) -

I prefer the one with alien boobies...like Species.  = D

#23 Posted by gunswordfist (576 posts) -
TekZero said:
"Mine is cyberpunk.

If you don't know or need help..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science_fiction_genre"

I love Cyberpunk. Reminds me of when I was talking about more games need to be like Total Recall, The Terminator and Escape From New York.
#24 Posted by BiggerBomb (6944 posts) -

I like space operas, allegories, and low fantasy epics like Robert E. Howard's Conan.

#25 Posted by damswedon (3175 posts) -

post apocalyptic or man vs monster like aliens gears.

#26 Posted by Black_Rose (7785 posts) -

Post apocalyptic and whatever A Clockwork Orange is considered.

#27 Posted by suneku (2997 posts) -

lol sci fi erotica