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arcadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 04:19 PM
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Poll question: What's your favorite subgenre of science fiction?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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Lucian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 04:20 PM
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1. Paranormal
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MotorCityMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 04:38 PM
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2. Time travel
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rcrush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 04:42 PM
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3. umm hard to pick one
Dystopian Future and Exploration of Cosmos most likely are my favorites.

I like The X-Files but thats about it for paranormal stuff.
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quakerboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 04:58 PM
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4. not so much a genera
But I really dig the authors who manage to present aliens as something truely alien, rather than merely funny shaped humans.
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mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 07:34 PM
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11. yup -
Samuel R. Delaney did a great job with "Sands in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand" -

Michael Butler (or was it Bishop) started out an old SF "space opera" - I think it's called "Earthblood" - really great, but the plot totally feel apart. His treatment of the aliens - and the "human interaction" in the first few chapters were quite good.
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quakerboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 09:12 PM
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16. Ive been fairly impressed with
C.J. Cherryh. Its been a long time since I read anything of hers, but I remember it being quite good that way.
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 06:33 PM
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5. Neo political subterranean space-time traveling succubi ninja vixens
Edited on Sun Dec-06-09 06:34 PM by HopeHoops
It is kind of a niche market.

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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 06:52 PM
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8. Stop
You had me at "political subterranean".
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Mopar151 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 06:43 PM
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6. Cyberpunk n/t
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 06:51 PM
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7. Alternative history (the "What if Napolean had X-ray vision?" stuff)
Actually, I like something with a little more plausibility than the old SNL skits from the 70s. I sometimes refer to it by its fancypants names like "uchronia" or "counterfactual history." Cause I'm a dork.
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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 07:38 PM
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12. Have you seen the movie "CSA: Confederate States of America"?
It's an alternative history built on "what if the South won the civil war?" Great movie!
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 07:39 PM
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14. Yes! Spooky.
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quakerboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 09:15 PM
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17. Now, would that include
Flint's 16xx series, or is that to far into time travel to be alternate history?
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 06:56 PM
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9. Where's the furry fiction? Learned about those beasts last night. nt
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mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 07:30 PM
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10. you forgot AOTA
you know - All of the above . . .

:D
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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 07:39 PM
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13. Human exploration and time travel were tied.
So I voted Other.
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Posteritatis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 08:46 PM
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15. Postcyberpunk or New Space Opera, depending on my mood. (nt)
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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 09:38 PM
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18. 'Other Worlds' for me (Banks, LeGuin), but classic space opera, dystopian,
and military are high on the list.

I think the most recent author that i've made a point of tracking everything down from is Jack McDevitt.
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mix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 09:49 PM
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19. dystopian and whatever style KSR is, literary or hard science fiction nt
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phasma ex machina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 10:19 PM
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20. Time travel and epic. nt
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 10:29 PM
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21. Blake's 7, Babylon 5, Firefly, some Doctor Who, Star Trek (TOS, some TNG)
Time travel or future dystopia...
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-07-09 09:34 AM
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22. Human exploration of the cosmos.
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edbermac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-07-09 11:00 AM
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23. Battle Of The Planet Of Hot Alien Chicks With Big Hooters
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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-07-09 11:16 AM
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24. Other worlds, as with Larry Niven (Ringworld), Anne MaCaffrey (Pern),
and Marion Zimmer Bradley (Darkover) being a few of my favorites.
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mochajava666 Donating Member (771 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-07-09 11:22 AM
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25. Cyberpunk
Like authors Effinger, Gibson, or Phillip K Dick.
Also, other worlds stories that may be in Earth's distant future, like Dune, or The Saga of Seven Suns.
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