I would totally read those, if I could ever get my hands on them... I think the only way to obtain them is buying online and I haven't a credit card.
So but anyways, I came to this thread looking for some advice as well, but I find the fact that the previous poster's three-month-old query has gone unanswered disheartening... That means that either this forum is dead, or everybody here is too snooty and elitist to read "that popsci drivel for the proles", or whatever they might call it.
But I suppose, since I've typed this much text already anyway, I'll go ahead and try regardless. I was at the library trying to waste some time today... I passed by Asimov, and decided that what I needed is some good scifi. I certainly don't mind some "hard" sci-fi as long as it's a good
story, but I'd also prefer a story that's kind of a mixture between the "soft" that actually has other themes than science, and the "hard" science fiction. So, I'm looking for some recommendations of sci-fi literature along these lines. Does anybody know what I mean?
As far as Asimov is concerned I decided to go ahead and check out The Gods Themselves
for now, but I'm thinking that the Foundation or/and Galactic Empire series might also be to my liking. As far as other authors, before anyone even mentions it, of course, the Ender series is on my to-read list.
I'm sure I'd enjoy Clarke, too, if I got into his stuff (I read 2010 while in jail, a few years back, and I liked it a lot). I've heard some good things about Heinlein, too, though I have also heard that he was a pedophile and had an Oedipus complex, so I dunno.