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I thought "Hitchiker's Guide.." was pretty good, but I actually preferred
"Red Dwarf".

William L. Polhemus, Jr., P.E.
Polhemus Engineering Company
Katy, Texas
Phone 281-492-2251
Fax 281-492-8203


-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Feather [mailto:pfeather(--nospam--at)san.rr.com]
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2001 10:14 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Re: SF-reading engineers


Outstanding!  It is not often you have to put a book down because your
laughing so hard you expect to burst at the seams.

Paul Feather

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>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2001 10:51 PM
Subject: Re: SF-reading engineers


> Hello,
> 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...)
>
> Regards,
> 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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