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Old 06-19-2003, 03:24 PM
Kaspar Hauser is offline
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Thanks for the suggestions so far.

I actually read The Stars My Destination and some Bradbury when I was still in middle school, which was probably the last time I read any SF. I was assigned A Canticle for Leibowitz and Stranger in a Strange Land in high school, but in typical ornery teenage fashion I guess I shrugged them off. I bet they're still at my parents' house.

Also, I'm not looking for sweeping series as much as self-contained novels. I think that's another reason someone like me might shy away from science fiction, and I think, fantasy -- it seems that a lot of stories rely on a major committment from the reader. I'd rather get a feel for the genre first before I embark on a 15,000-page journey.

I'm writing all these suggestions down, though. Keep 'em coming! Convert me!