Sci Fi series as good as The Second Apocalypse?

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« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2013, 09:44:46 pm »
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Some friends of mine picked up Dune and they said it was a bit slow ...

Funny since I didn't get that feeling in the slightest, maybe because I'm used to TDTCB which brings a whole new meaning to slow burn.

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« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2013, 09:44:51 pm »
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all sci fi fans have probably read them,but I have to mention them since they are not mentioned here yet:),Arthur C Clarkes
Odyssey books.

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« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2013, 09:44:56 pm »
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If they weren't mentioned, we might not have read them ;).

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« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2013, 09:45:07 pm »
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haha:) thats true,its just almost everyone I know who are into books(sci fi or not) has at least read the first one(2001 a space odessey).

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« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2013, 09:45:12 pm »
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Certainly, seems that way - I wonder if it's true lol...

I don't believe I've actually ever read it and I'd definitely figure myself for an avid science fiction reader.

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« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2013, 09:45:17 pm »
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Bet you have seen the good old movie then:)

anyway,they are great books:)

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« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2013, 09:45:37 pm »
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I have seen the movie, yes... real long time ago though. I feel like I tried to read other of Clarke's books and he just never clicked with me.

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« Reply #22 on: May 14, 2013, 09:45:44 pm »
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i've never read clark or seen the movie. So everybody -1. :)

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« Reply #23 on: May 14, 2013, 09:45:48 pm »
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haha:)

I will research more before I draw conclusions in the future

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« Reply #24 on: May 14, 2013, 09:45:53 pm »
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well if you subtract 1 from  7 billion (current population of world), you still pretty much have 7 billion. that shit rounds up.

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« Reply #25 on: May 14, 2013, 09:45:57 pm »
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I was going to say - jan, Wilshire and I are two of the entire forum, much less the entire SFF community worldwide. Something tells me 2001: A Space Odyssey is pretty popular.

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« Reply #26 on: May 14, 2013, 09:46:06 pm »
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I guess it is kind of popular,but most of the people I have talked to,didn`t like the movie.
I can see that,since it is long and at a very slow pace.
The books are better,but I do think it is by far the best movie adaptation i have seen

Wilshire: haha! again to you:)

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« Reply #27 on: May 14, 2013, 09:46:11 pm »
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Does the series continue beyond the movie? Or is the original 2001 movie simply based on Clarke's short The Sentinel?

I've read some very interesting pieces on Kubrick's Star Child and the Trilogy Metaphor - that the Star Child comes to full emergence through 2001, A Clockwork Orange, and Eyes Wide Shut (I've read some randomness in my life).

Obviously, to me, these comments are out of context.

Also, neat article searching those originals I mentioned:

Ridley Scott - After 2001: A Space Odyssey, Science Fiction is Dead[/u]

Edit: No one panic, he's talking about movies.

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« Reply #28 on: May 14, 2013, 09:46:19 pm »
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I think Clarke/Kubrick wrote the script to the movie together,with "the sentinel" as a foundation to develop ideas to the movie.
The books follow the story from where the movie ends,if I remember correctly.
I should re-read them before I say more,because it is probably 15 years since I was into Clarkes books,and my memory fails me:)

nice article by the way

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« Reply #29 on: May 14, 2013, 09:46:24 pm »
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Well... you've interested me, jan. I might have to give Clarke the adult try.