New Kobo - recommend some classic SF & F please!

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My new Kobo should be arriving today and I need to fill it full of classic SF & F! Please send me your recommendations!
 

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What style are you into? If you go to Baen Books free library (All Books) you can grab handfulls of militarry SF, and find authors that you like. 'course, the're almost all single titles out of a series, but if you like something it's relatively easy to find the others in the set, and if you don't like them, delete - with nothing lost except some reading time.

I was going to suggest the Belisarius series (Flint/Drake) but it seems they're offering the second bokk (in the heart of darkness) rather than the first (an oblique approach). Strange.

Generally I hesitate with recommendations, as my taste doesn't always line up with anyone else's.

Or, if you have Calibre (a free program) that enables translations between differen Ebook standards you could try for our own Joe Zebedee

Inish Carraig: An alien invasion novel

Inish Carraig: An alien invasion novel

by Jo Zebedee | Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l. | 21 Aug 2015
4.6 out of 5 stars 77
Kindle Edition
£3.25
£9.99
Available instantly
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Which is probably only available on Kindle, but Calibre allows you to access in Kobo

Or, if you're lokking for older stuff there's whole lot available under Project Gutenberg which involves trawling for, but it's frequently things youth (early Mesolithic).
 

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What style are you into?

Well, my baseline is PKD, Heinlein, Lovecraft, Huxley, Herbert and Bradbury. I haven't read a huge amount of Asimov or Clarke beyond the obvious I, Robot, 2001, Foundation etc.

Open to anything in that classic age 50's-70's.
 

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Edgar Pangborn
C. L. Moore & Henry Kuttner
Fritz Leiber (for sf or fantasy, or horror/urban fantasy for that matter)
Fred Brown
Leigh Brackett
Theodore Sturgeon
Avram Davidson
Damon Knight
Roger Zelazny
Eric Frank Russell
Cordwainer Smith
Clark Ashton Smith


Find any of these for free, take a chance and see if you like their work.
 

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Edgar Pangborn
C. L. Moore & Henry Kuttner
Fritz Leiber (for sf or fantasy, or horror/urban fantasy for that matter)
Fred Brown
Leigh Brackett
Theodore Sturgeon
Avram Davidson
Damon Knight
Roger Zelazny
Eric Frank Russell
Cordwainer Smith
Clark Ashton Smith


Find any of these for free, take a chance and see if you like their work.
Any particular books / stories a good jumping on point?
 

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books please.

Rogue Moon by Algis Budry
The High Crusade by Poul Anderson
Ensign Flamdry by Poul Anderson
Deathbird Stories by Harlan Ellison
The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester
The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester
Limbo by Bernard Wolfe
The Dragon and the George by Gordon R Dickson
Timestorm By Gordon Dickson
Alas Babylon by Pat Frank
The Nightmare and Other Tales of Dark Fantasy by Francis Stevens
The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens
Earth Abides by George R Stewart
The Mines of Behemoth by Michael Shea
Morlock Night b y K W Jeter
To Your Scattered Bodies Go by Jose Phillip Famer
The John Grimes Space Saga by A Bertram Chandler
Kelley Country b
y A Bertram Chandler
Retief Envoy to New Worlds by Keith Laumer
Bolo and Rogue Bolo by Keith Laumer
Immortality Inc by Robert Sheckley
Past Master by R A Lafferty
The Napoleons of Eridanus by Pierre Barbett
Waystation by Clifford Simak
Lest Darkness Falls by L Sprague De Camp
Gateway by Frederick Pohl
The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers
The Galactic Gourmet by James White
Starship Troopers by Robert A Heinlein
Tunnel in the Sky by Robert A Heinlein
The Demon Prince Saga by Jack Vance
Tales from the Dying Earth Jack Vance
Empire of the East by Fred Saberhagen
Berserker by Fred Saberhagen
Tales from the Flat Earth series by Tanith Leee
1. Night's Master
2. Death's Master
3 Delusion's Master
4. Deliriums Mistress
5. Night Sorceries
The Veils of Azlaroc
by Fred Saberhagen
The Stainless Steel Rat by Harry. Harrison
Bill The Galactic Hero By Harry Harrison
Damnation Alley by Rodger Zelazny
Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
Rebirth by John Wyndham
In Caverns Below by Stanton Coblentz
Non Stop by Brian Aldis
The Space Merchants by Frederick Pohl and C m Kornbluth
The Humanoids by Jack Williamson
The Reign of Wizardry by Jack Williamson
Day of the Giants by Lester Del Rey
 
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Anything by Roger Zelazney - The Amber series, of course, but my personal favorite is Lord of Light.
Anything by Phillip K Dick - they’re all weird and wonderful
Just about anything my Ursula Andress and I think she used the name Andre Norton before it was “acceptable” for a woman to write Sci Fi
Repent Harlequin said the Tick Tock Man - Ellison (I think)
Whipping Star and/or Dosadi Experiment - Frank Herbert
And of course anything by Asimov or Heineken.
 

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Anything by Roger Zelazney - The Amber series, of course, but my personal favorite is Lord of Light.
Anything by Phillip K Dick - they’re all weird and wonderful
Just about anything my Ursula Andress and I think she used the name Andre Norton before it was “acceptable” for a woman to write Sci Fi
Repent Harlequin said the Tick Tock Man - Ellison (I think)
Whipping Star and/or Dosadi Experiment - Frank Herbert
And of course anything by Asimov or Heineken.
OOOPS….Ursla K. Le Guin
 

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Andre Norton was an author in her own right. I don't think that Le Guin ever used Norton as a pseudonym.
 

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Daybreak 2250 by Andre Norton
The Corridors of Time by Andre Norton
Witch World by Andre Norton
 

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Right….my bad…..ALICE Andre Norton…I got confused. In my day Andre wasn’t generally known as a she…not that it matters. I read tons of her books.
;- )
 

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Right….my bad…..ALICE Andre Norton…I got confused. In my day Andre wasn’t generally known as a she…not that it matters. I read tons of her books.
;- )

Andre Norton was a great at both science Fiction and Fantasy. :cool:
 

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Space War Blues by Richard Lupoff
The Dragon Never Sleeps by Glen Cook
In Conquest Born by C S Friedman
The Madness Season by C S Friedman
The Killing Star by Charles Pelligrino and George Zebrowski
Galactic Empires Volume I and II edited by Brian Aldiss
 

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