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Well I can recommend you stuff, but it's mostly stuff you'd find googling "Science Fiction novels" but anyways I enjoyed these:
Dune by Frank Herbert
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein
Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein
The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov
The Naked Sun by Isaac Asimov
Foundation by Isaac Asimov
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke
2001 A Space Oddyssex by Arthur C. Clarke
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip Dick
To Reign in Hell by Steven Brust
Neuromancer by William Gibson
It depends on what you like to read but here are my favorites
the Ink Heart series
Uncle Tom's Cabin
The Great Divorse
This Present Darkness
Lord of the Rings
Harry Potter books
Gone with the Wind
The Handmaiden Tale
The Nanny Diaries
The Devil wears Pruma
I too am in search of a good sci-fi/adventure story/author. I liked Dune okay. I had trouble getting into The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. Is Stranger in a Strange Land easier to get into?
Right now I am really enjoying re-reading the novelization of The Chronicles of Riddick. Love it. But I figure there must be an author out there who writes this kind of stuff.. he/she just remains to be discovered..
Try to get a hold of Simon R. Greens' Deathstalker Saga, amazing sci-fi adventure saga. Heres the chronology to help you read it in order;
Deathstalker Prelude (not essential to main story, like an add-on)
I know it looks like a lot but it's worth it in my opinion. The characters are memorable and the action is superb.
Jesus Lord, that's a lot! ha... cool, though. Just looked around at it on Amazon. Sounds good. Definitely way too much of a commitment for me right now, cuz I'm about to start school up again, but I might order the first book and get a taste. If I like it, it would certainly keep me busy for a while! I have trouble getting into stuff that's too long and complicated with too many characters and unnecessary details, though. For example, I made a minor effort to read Stephen King's The Stand and he skips around too damn much and the plot just didn't progress fast enough for me. Couldn't get into it. Stephen King can be good, but his writing style can get on my nerves, heh..
No problem, I read these in my teens (the last three only a year ago) and I was just blown away by everything, the adventure, the characters and concepts. And if you think Riddick is one tough dude just wait until you meet the guys in this universe... And they aren't complicated, Simon Green's writing is fluid and expressive and things just zap you straight in the head with the way he builds personalities and situations.
I've read the Stand too and I agree that his writing can be hard to follow. Most notably was when I tried to read 'It' and I couldn't make head nor tails of it. I read 'Cujo' last month though and I was blown away by that so I think he is a bit hit and miss; I prefer Richard Laymon myself, he scares the cr*p out of me!
lol. Yeah, King is best when he keeps it a bit more simple, I think. I've never read Cujo, but I saw the movie, which was excellent. It's a simple story. I have read The Shining, and that was excellent. Haha, cool, I'll have to store Richard Laymon away in my back pocket, too.
Well, anyway, I'm pretty new to sci-fi adventure novels. But I think I'll enjoy it if I find the right thing.