Peter F Hamilton
This author's "Reality Dysfunction" series was excellent, and easily as riveting as the "Ringworld" series by Larry Niven. Any suggestions on new "hard" SF authors that have put out comparable works recently?
While Niven and Pournelle put out a few fantasy works, this genre is not my cup of tea. I prefer hard SF like the works of Asimov, Heinlein, Sturgeon, Hal Clement, Greg Bear, Clarke, etc. I find Bob Forward's work technically interesting, but his dialog and character development are not so hot.
It's obvious that while SF is speculative literature, it definitely "ages" as real science, technology and cosmology advance. It is rare to find a SF author that has novel extrapolations of new discoveries while still producing well-written and entertaining fiction.
So any thoughts on new SF writers like the above would be greatly appreciated.
>>By cytodd (Friday, 19 Mar 2004 17:23)
Check out a Fire upon the deep by Vernor Vinge. excellently conceptualised alien races.
>>By stokes (Monday, 11 Oct 2004 20:23)
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