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Long long long SF novels like Battlefield Earth

Postby Jason Parker » Mon Jun 20, 2016 6:35 pm

I'm looking for more seriously long SF novels to read. I'm talking bricks, people. Besides Dune and Battlefield Earth, what else is out there?

Bricks? No, maybe I'm looking for the cinder blocks of SF.

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Re: Long long long SF novels like Battlefield Earth

Postby MattDovey » Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:37 am

Neal Stephenson novels tend to the longer end of things (except Snow Crash, which you should read anyway)--Cryptonomicon and Diamond Age are the two I can vouch for, and the others are on my list.

Hyperion & The Fall of Hyperion are about 500 pages each, but essentially two halves of one book, and just stunning. Some of my absolute favourite SF. (Dune might be my favourite. Or Neuromancer. Or 1984. Too many to choose from!)
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Re: Long long long SF novels like Battlefield Earth

Postby george nik. » Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:59 am

Brian Aldiss' Helliconia is one of the best SF series I've ever read.
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Re: Long long long SF novels like Battlefield Earth

Postby Jason Parker » Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:34 am

Thanks!

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Re: Long long long SF novels like Battlefield Earth

Postby LDWriter2 » Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:10 pm

Most anything by David Weber. They are at least bricks but many are cinder blocks. Well there are a couple that are close to normal size but those are few.

I just bought "Virtues of War" by Bennett R. Coles it looks large. Maybe "HIs Father's Eyes" by David B. Coe is brick size

If you like short stories try one of the Mammoth books. I have Mammoth book of Steampunk. It's Cinder side. As it Epic Legends of fantasy edited by John Joseph Adams. He has a Wizard anthology that is huge too.

"Discovering Aberration" by S. C. Barrus looks big even though it is tradeback so may not be as big as it looks. It is steampunk with exploring an Island looking for what happen to a more advanced race of humans. There is a gangster in it and such.
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Re: Long long long SF novels like Battlefield Earth

Postby Jason Parker » Wed Jun 22, 2016 4:55 am

Cool! Thanks.


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