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July 11, 2011 1:57 AM Subscribe
I am seeking recommendations for classic science fiction that will be entertaining and enjoyable for my book club .
posted by mairuzu to media & arts (52 answers total) 42 users marked this as a favorite
I am part of a book group and it's my turn to choose the book - our usual remit is to choose "something that we wouldn't normally read".
Although I have read a few science fiction books (Iain M Banks, Neil Stephenson, and Arthur C Clarkes's Rama series) I feel my knowledge is pretty slim and I'm pretty sure the other members are even less well versed than I am.
I would love to choose a really good piece of sci-fi that is going to be enjoyable and entertaining for our group - as opposed to a piece of really good sci-fi that might only appeal to serious sci-fi fans - i.e. I want something something fairly accessible.
Quite a few of our book group choices recently have been verging on the "interesting" rather than necessarily entertaining.
Any suggestions gratefully received.