Near(ish) future space exploration fiction
April 8, 2014 9:02 AM Subscribe
I have a huge love for space/planetary exploration fiction. Think 2001, the sadly mistreated Defying Gravity TV show and Kim Stanley Robinson's mars series. Do you have recommendations for me? Books primarliy, but TV/Films too though I guess i have seen most of those in this genre already.
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Timeframe is not so important, what I enjoy is the exploration / new edge feel of these works so between Apollo 13 at one end and Star Trek: Enterprise at the other is probably what I am looking for.
Although this is obviously a field that has alot of hard scifi elements. I still need good writing and I have an aversion to authors who just can't write real characters ( e.g Alastair Reynolds). I can handle a bit of infodump but I need a real story as well. I found Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars Trillogy and The Martian by Andy Weir both enjoyable - but I think any more infodump than them would put me off.