Outstanding! It is not often you have to put a book down because your
laughing so hard you expect to burst at the seams.
And don't forget the Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov, or the Dune Series
by Frank Herbert.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Nowmos" <mnowmos(--nospam--at)compuserve.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2001 10:51 PM
Subject: Re: SF-reading engineers
> Might I also suggest any or all of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy,
> by Douglas Adams. (Once a Trilogy, now a , uh, Pentology? He has a joke
> about this...)
> Mark Nowmos
> Rlfong(--nospam--at)aol.com wrote:
> > Besides the good ones listed, I have to nominate the Cross Time
> > Engineer.
> > It is one of the better engineer protagonist SF characters/story. The
> > Cross
> > Time Engineer by Leo Frankowski .
> > Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson is one of the newer generation SF riders
> > who is
> > really good.
> > I found Guns of the South by Harry Turtledove also fascinating SF.
> > And for the SE/architectural engineers on this group, another good
> > read IMHO
> > is china mountain zhang by Maureen McHugh
> > ron in fremont
> > In a message dated 4/13/2001 5:09:59 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> > dennis.wish(--nospam--at)gte.net writes:
> >> Here is my list of
> >> favorite authors to add:
> >> Phillip K. Dick (paranoid schizoid but enjoyable none the less -
> >> author of
> >> Blade Runner which was published originally as "I Dream of Electric
> >> Sheep")
> >> Micael Crichton - almost anything by him.
> >> Robin Cook - not strictly Sci-Fi but close enough
> >> Greg Bear (just ordered Darwin's Radio as part of my selection)
> >> J.R.R.Tolkien's Trilogies
> >> Isaac Asimov - all of his robot series
> >> Arthur C. Clarke
> >> Ray Bradbury - (Something Wicked This Way Comes and tons of other
> >> works by
> >> him)
> >> Poul Anderson (can't think of a title off hand as it has been years)
> >> Robert Heinlein (Stranger in a Strange Land, the Unpleasant
> >> Profession of
> >> Jonathan Hoag, Glory Road and Farnham's Freehold)
> >> Of course the Classics including (Edgar Rice Burrough's, Jules
> >> Verne, Sir
> >> Arthur Canon Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, H.G. Wells, Mary
> >> Shelley).
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