Ally Craig wrote:Maybe I just find it hard to connect with someone that drug-addled and paranoid.
But Ally...you get on so well with the forum members...
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abnego wrote:The Bronx wrote:If you haven't read Day of the Triffids don't be put off by the ropey old film they made of it with Howard Keel.
...agreed, that film is a travesty...... the BBC tv adaption is pretty good though...
Stoneage Dinosaurs wrote:The Bronx wrote:John Wyndham. Day of the Triffids is excellent, as are many of his other books. If you haven't read Day of the Triffids don't be put off by the ropey old film they made of it with Howard Keel. There's much more to this superb book than most people who haven’t read it imagine.
Agreed, the first Wyndham book I read years and years ago was The Kraken Wakes, excellent stuff. Then I read Tales of Gooseflesh and Laughter which were really good spooky humour stories. Then I read The Day of the Triffids. And I keep promising myself that soon I'll read The Chrysalids as well, it's been sitting in my "waiting to read pile" for years
The Bronx wrote:The Crysalids is a great book, and so is The Midwhich Cuckoos (fifties film version Village of the Damned is good). Bring it to the top of the pile.
Fu Manchu wrote:frostbyte wrote:i think whoever wrote the bible is the best science fiction writer!
i mean, all the celestial beings and stuff, blood from stones, wine from water, bread from the skies and stuff! brilliant! what an imagination!!!! people die, come to life again etc, classic!!!!
Interesting choice Frosty...none other than Philip K Dick referred to the bible as the greatest sci-fi novel ever...
dane bramage wrote:Whaaaaat -- no votes for William Gibson?!?!
I'll put one in. Can't say he's my one favorite, but must admit that "Neuromancer" absolutely rocked my world when it came out. His latest works have been sketchy, though.