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30 of the Most Beautiful Sci-Fi Book Covers Ever Made – Flavorwire

Science fiction cover art has a bad reputation. Not without reason: much of it is pulpy, overly brash, or just plain scary — it’s kind of the name of the game. Yet there are also plenty of science fiction novels and collections that buck the trend and manage to be not only palatable to those that (for instance) love the insides but hate that naked green woman on the cover, but downright gorgeous. After the jump, a selection of some of the best, from vintage paperbacks to new and shiny hardcovers. Don’t see your favorite here? Do everyone a favor and add it to the list in the comments.


The Melancholy of Mechagirl, Catherynne M. Valente, art by Yuko Shimizu


Morgan Rice A Quest of Heroes (Book #1 in the Sorcerer's Ring)
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Science Fiction: immortality as a choice

2009-10-15 13:29:22 by gamesmoon

Is There Anything New To Say About “Immortality?”
Immortality is an ancient subject. So what is there that’s NEW to say about it?
Check out this post from a sci-fi blog of a few years ago…
Immortality in Science Fiction: Party On!
Posted Feb 08, 2006 at 4:55 PM, Last Edited Feb 08, 2006 at 5:07 PM
Who can recommend good science-fiction about immortality, where characters don’t just live forever doing the same ol’ same ol’?
Some of my favorite authors have dealt with the theme, but… Heinlein’s character Lazarus Long changes jobs and family relations, but basically remains the same guy over thousands of years

Women and science fiction

2010-03-31 18:43:37 by meguy26

I was on a date recently and I mentioned that I read alot. Of course she liked that. I told her that the last couple years I have been reading alot of science fiction and fantasy(not porn, tolkein like stuff).
I got a wierd "oh shit he jerks off 8 times/day and dresses in star trek commander uniforms" look.
What is wrong with this? It is better than the trash romance novels that women read.
I am in my mid-30s. BTW, I have read vast amounts of history, economics (and I don't mean the lay stuff either), finance, science books (stephen hawking type stuff)

You have a reputation in the science forum.

2012-05-23 17:33:48 by LMFAP

Absolutefutility is a pathological whackjob < Tanngrisnir1_2 > 05/17 15:24:03 and scientifically illiterate.

Science is what is real. Supernatural is unverified myth and legend. That's why supernatural topics are not in science books and are not taught at 99.99 percent of universities, except as fiction; in the same way universities have classes in classic literature.

If you are a science fiction fan

2010-03-21 13:41:35 by -

Think about Jules Verne or Herbert George Wells (such as The Time Machine). Both are great reads not only from the sci-fi perspective, but from the historio-social and political perspective that can give you a lot of themes to discuss or write an essay about. (Wells was a socialist/communist ideologist while Verne was a free market advocate). Wells' books tend to be shorter than Verne's, but both are considered to be the founders of modern science fiction.

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